September 25, 2010 — Today marks six months since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law. As a result, several provisions in the act become effective today. Among those are:
• Insurance companies can no longer discriminate against children with pre-existing conditions.
• Health plans can no longer cancel coverage when a patient gets sick.
• Lifetime limits on the dollar amount of coverage are banned and annual limits are tightly restricted. This means that patients won’t have to worry about suddenly losing their coverage.
For more on health care reform, please visit www.acatoday.org/hcr.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org