Worry No More: Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions
Are Protected by the Health Care Law
A report from Families USA, July-August 2012.
On June 28, 2012, hundreds of thousands of Americans could breathe a sigh of relief. On this fateful day, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the health care law. Thanks to this decision and the protections offered by the law, people across the nation who have pre-existing conditions will be protected from discrimination based on their health status. Beginning in 2014, no resident of any state can be denied coverage, charged a higher premium, or sold a policy that excludes coverage of important health services simply because of a pre-existing condition.
These reports were released during July and August 2012. A national report is also available.
* These states have unique individual market protections that affect what risks consumers face. In light of these state protections, special consideration is required to interpret the data and determine the risks to consumers with pre-existing conditions. For more information, please contact Families USA.