Under the Affordable Care Act, people with pre-existing health conditions cannot be denied health insurance as of 2014, when the law takes full effect. WebMD readers submitted a number of questions about this aspect of the law. Here are answers.
A: Yes. As of 2014, insurers cannot charge consumers d
As a result of the Affordable Care Act, many health insurance plans are now required to pay in full for preventive health services, such as well visits and routine checkups. WebMD readers have asked many questions about preventive care and the services now available as a result of health care reform
It’s no secret that people and their insurance companies sometimes clash over which medical services will be covered. Many WebMD readers have posted questions about consumer rights under the new health reform law -- especially when it comes to fighting against an insurance company decision that seem
The price of health insurance is a huge concern for most of us. There is hope -- and skepticism -- about whether health reform will impact insurance premiums and if the new law will better enable us to afford the coverage we need. WebMD readers have asked a number of questions about the Affordable C
When it comes to health insurance, few topics gain as much interest from WebMD readers as Medicare and the impact that health reform will have on seniors’ health care benefits. Here are answers to some of your most frequently asked Medicare-related questions.
A: Generally, there are no lifetime limi
Jan. 25, 2011 -- President Barack Obama defended the health reform law against Republican attacks in his State of the Union address Tuesday, offering to tweak the law but refusing efforts to gut it. The president’s speech came less than a week after the newly empowered GOP House majority voted to re
Dec. 2, 2010 -- The price of Americans’ premiums for health insurance benefits through an employer shot up more than 40% between 2003 and 2009, according to a new analysis released by The Commonwealth Fund. The report finds that yearly premiums for an average family of four went from about $9,250 in
Nov. 17, 2010 -- An international survey shows that the U.S. leads the industrialized world in out-of-pocket medical expenses and lack of access to medical care due to costs. Americans were more likely than people living elsewhere to report having trouble paying medical bills and going without neede
Oct. 1, 2010 -- A new government web site that allows people to compare health plan coverage and prices goes live today. Federal officials bill the site as the first one-stop place where people can navigate the complex health insurance market. They also tout it as the latest consumer-friendly featur
Sept. 22, 2010 -- Americans will receive an array of new protections against financial and coverage gaps in health insurance Thursday under health care reform. The changes include allowing children to remain on their parents’ health plans until age 26. The protections will apply to insurance plans