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Health Care Reforms That Can Affect Your Kid Right Now

By CFagan |

images-4Hallelujah…health care reform has passed.  While the process of instituting the changes will no doubt be a long and tedious one, several adjustments will take place almost instantaneously…within the next 6 months.  Which ones benefit your little ones the most?

  1. Children under age 19 may not be excluded for pre-existing conditions.
  2. No more lifetime or annual caps on coverage.
  3. Free preventative care for all.
  4. Authorizes early funding of community health centers in all 50 states. Community health centers provide primary, dental and vision services to people in the community, based on a sliding scale for payment according to ability to pay.
  5. Adult children may remain as dependents on their parents’ policy until their 27th birthday.
  6. AND no more rescissions. Effective immediately, you can’t lose your insurance because you get sick.

Here are the rest.

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0 thoughts on “Health Care Reforms That Can Affect Your Kid Right Now

  1. PlumbLucky says:

    I’d say that issue no. 1 affects us the most, at least directly. New insurance co. sent a letter about three weeks ago saying that they were “excluding” anything having to do with son’s collarbone (broken at birth, fairly common complication that you probably won’t even know about til it happens to your kid, it heals in roughly a week with no detriment in the vast majority of cases). On a toddler. On an injury that occured at birth.

  2. Liz says:

    Everyone needs to get on board with this; it’s a good change and a much NEEDED change. Moms, get a clue!

  3. JEssica says:

    What is a good change for you may not be a good change for all. I say you get a clue Liz.

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