Health Insurance Reform and Disability

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Health Insurance Reform and Disability

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Recently, you may have heard one misunderstanding that the President’s plan will mean children with disabilities will not receive the care they need.
Recently, you may have heard one misunderstanding that the President’s plan will mean children with disabilities will not receive the care they need.  On the contrary, reform will eliminate health insurance discrimination against people with disabilities.  Under the President’s plan, insurance companies will no longer be allowed to deny coverage based on a pre-existing condition, which will allow those with disabilities to receive the quality, affordable care they deserve.
We asked Mike Strautmanis, Chief of Staff for Valerie Jarrett and the father of a child with a disability, to set the record straight. In this "Reality Check" video, he explains more about how the President’s plan will help, not hurt, those with disabilities.