New Healthcare Reform Announcement Effective TODAY - September 23, 2010
Our Healthcare expert Reagan Gray discusses six changes to healthcare reform
It’s Official. Implementation of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has begun TODAY. And, what does all that mean to you? Really.
OK, we’ve been talking about the new healthcare reform act for a few months now. All this speculation. Is it good? Is it bad? What does it mean to me? When will I see its effects?
America, starting today, six changes go into effect that may very well make a difference to you. Of those six, I bet at least one of them will. And if not, stay tuned. More and more changes will begin to be realized over the next couple of years. I would love to hear your stories and learn about the tangible changes made to your lives, pro or con, good or bad. We’re in this together.
Here are the six changes, effective TODAY September 23, 2010:
1. Insurance companies will no longer be able to deny children coverage for pre-existing conditions.
2. Children of parents with insurance will be allowed to remain covered under those policies until the age of 26.
3. Insurance companies will be forbidden from terminating coverage for any other reason than customer fraud.
4. Insurance companies will no longer be able to cap the amount of benefits and treatment a person can receive in a lifetime.
5. Insurers can no longer charge customers for preventive services like mammograms and colonoscopies.
6. High-risk pools are mandated to cover those who have been denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
Knowledge is power. If you have questions for your insurance company, call them, write to them, demand answers. If you don’t understand something, ask your employer (or me). I promise to answer each question I receive. We are Momentum Women, a community that believes health really is wealth.