No More Lifetime Limits: Real Life Effects of the Health Care Law
Care2 | March 23, 2011 | By Kathy Mitchell
A million dollars is still a lot of money, until we get seriously ill.Three year old Gwendolyn, of Santa Barbara, California, was born with spinal muscular atrophy. Covered under her father’s health insurance plan, she has been getting excellent care but the astronomical bills were quickly approaching his lifetime coverage limit. After that, her father didn’t know how he would keep the treatments going or avoid bankruptcy.
The new federal health insurance law, one year into its incremental implementation, eliminated lifetime limits for most health plans and has started to phase out annual coverage limits as well.
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