Topic: Today marks the day: Affordable Care Act

Insurance companies can no longer discriminate against children with pre-existing conditions such as cancer;

Health plans can no longer cancel coverage when a patient gets sick, forcing them to pay for their care out of pocket;

Lifetime limits on the dollar amount of coverage are banned and annual limits are tightly restricted, meaning that patients won

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Re: Today marks the day: Affordable Care Act

Yes, but they can still jack up your insurance rates 25% every year and patients have no recourse. My husband and I now pay $1600 a month, and our income is down by half from last year, due to my illness and his caregiving.

So don't everybody get too happy.

Kristin

Peace, hope, and healing to all!