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A series of changes sparked by the health care law passed earlier this year will begin to take hold later this week, increasing access for individuals with disabilities.

Starting Thursday, insurers will no longer be able to deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. Lifetime coverage limits will also largely disappear. And, it will become harder for insurance companies to cancel coverage or deny claims.

At the same time, insurance plans will be required to include certain preventive services such as vaccinations at no cost. What’s more, kids will be able to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until they turn 26.

The changes are some of the first to be phased in over the next four years. While they begin taking effect Thursday, the new requirements won’t kick in for many consumers until their insurance plan renews, which often occurs Jan. 1. In some cases, those who purchase insurance as individuals may have to establish a new plan in order to reap the new benefits.

Disability advocates have hailed the changes in the health care law as momentous for those with special needs.

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  1. jward52 says:

    Finally AMERICA!! — Starting Thursday, insurers will no longer be able to deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. Lifetime coverage limits will also largely disappear. And, it will become harder for insurance companies to cancel coverage or deny claims.

    At the same time, insurance plans will be required to include certain preventive services such as vaccinations at no cost. What’s more, kids will be able to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until they turn 26.
    — — And Imagine,- with this next Nov- Election,– these positive Health moves could be Erased! – How SAD! – My long-voting Republican cousin say — ‘No More of this Care-Nothing attitude towards the Disabled & Poor,- especially against the Children of America. – For the first time She says, both Her and Her Husband will Vote Democrat’. – I say, — “At least She VOTES”. — Consider just How-Many of the Disabled & Elderly,- Living in ‘POVERTY’ – Do NOT VOTE!! — Amazing, – because, assistance, and the Absentee-BALLOT,- there is NO – ABSOLUTELY NO Reason or Excuse to -NOT VOTE!!! — “VOTE AMERICA”!!

  2. ecurra19 says:

    The headlines could be great if the States will get on the Rollout On Health Care Reforms To Begin, but the fact is that many consumers and patients wait for a notifications. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at Miami, Fl on February 26, 2000. Then I could not get the appropriate Health Care thanks to the infamous label of a “Pre- existing Condition”. I came back to the United States due to the relentless attitude of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to enforce the ADA Law on services like transportation for people with disabilities. What does it takes to enforce the ADA Law now the ADAAA? The long arm of the law is not working expeditiously for the Community and the example is the case of Orria-Medina v. Metro. Bus Auth., 565 F. Supp. 2d 285 (D.P.R. 2007) which still is challenge at the island. What can possibly help to make the concept clear? Could it be a Settlement Agreement?

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