The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an historic bill that, if passed, will dramatically improve the state of health care in the states. Everyone—businesses large and small, seniors, children, those who currently have insurance, and those who don’t—will be guaranteed access to coverage they can afford if America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (H.R. 3200) becomes law. Many of the problems in state health care systems will be fixed, so state residents will be able to obtain and keep high-quality, affordable coverage that meets their needs. The major gaps in the states' current health coverage system are described, along with the significant ways in which H.R. 3200 will address them.
Issues highlighted include pre-existing conditions; premium pricing based on gender and health status; affordable premiums for middle-class families; affordable premiums for small businesses; out-of-pocket costs; and more.
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