Monday, November 26, 2012

Pre-Existing Condition - Affordable Care Act & Sickle Cell Disease

According the the US Health & Human Services (HHS) the Obama administration moved forward today (November 20, 2012) to implement provisions in the health care law that would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care) beginning in 2014, prohibits health insurance companies from discriminating against individuals because of a pre-existing or chronic condition.

This is wonderful news for people in the US living with sickle cell disease. We will NOT be penalized by denying medical coverage or being charged more for health coverage because we have a disease. This sounds very fair to me!!!!!

Read for yourself:

HHS News Affordable Care Act - general info
Features of the new healthcare law