Explaining the health care reforms that went into effect last week

09/28/10 Robert Lorei
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The health care reform legislation passed this year introduced many changes to health insurance. Many of those changes do not go into effect for several years. A few key reforms, however, have just become law last week.

Among them: Under the new law, health care insurers will no longer be able to do the following:

  • Deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions;
  • Impose lifetime limits or caps on health coverage;
  • Cancel a policy without proving fraud;
  • And deny health claims without giving you a chance to appeal the decision;

You can find more information on these new rules at HealthCare.gov.

To talk about the health reforms we’re joined by Patrick Cannon of Florida Chain, a health reform advocacy group, and Rick Ford who is President of Floridians for Health Care.

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