Are you confused about all the new health insurance laws? You are not alone. Insurance benefits can be very complicated.
Since it took effect in 2010, the health reform law, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA
, has made important changes to the way health care coverage works for children and families. Starting October 1, 2013, you can compare insurance options to find the right plan for you and your family.
In this newsletter, we break down some key things you should know regardless of your current insurance status. It is important to understand your health insurance coverage so that you can be an active advocate for your child. The benefits you have depend on how you get your insurance, the type of plan
you have, and the state in which you live.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org