Tracy’s son Sami was diagnosed with a medical condition when he was very young and, because of his pre-existing condition, and she was worried about how she was going to maintain or find coverage for her son in the future. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children based on a pre-existing condition and, in 2014, this consumer protection will be extended to all Americans. The new law also eliminates lifetime limits on coverage, so insurance companies can no longer determine how much care children like Sami can receive throughout their, and places new restrictions on annual coverage limits. The Affordable Care Act is providing new benefits and consumer protections to Tracy, Sami and millions of families across America, ensuring that their coverage will be there when they need it most.
“We are happy that he cannot be discriminated against for having a pre-existing condition. I think it’s life changing.”
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