Before the Affordable Health Care Act, Were You Locked Out?

March 17, 2012 in health care costs, Health Insurance, Hospital Bills, Insurance Bills, Medicare

Locked out of medical care, that is. Who? Individuals with pre-existing conditions. Now, 50,000 of them have healthcare coverage via the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) in their state. This is a temporary high-risk health insurance program that makes healthcare not only available but much more affordable.

For example, a patient named Deborah fell victim to a back injury. It left her unemployed and unable to afford health insurance premiums. However, when she discovered the Michigan PCIP plan, she was able to enroll in it, receive the back surgery she needed and get on the road to recovery.

PCIP makes a difference. It has allowed many Americans to get connected to health insurance and receive the medical care they sorely need. That’s because PCIP enrollees can receive that care immediately.

The Affordable Health Care Act has also helped students up to age 26 receive coverage and assisted seniors by allowing access to more affordable prescription drugs.

You can see how your state administers PCIP by clicking here.

1 response to Before the Affordable Health Care Act, Were You Locked Out?

  1. All around the country, there is a significant amount of drama over the United States health care insurance system. It seems that under the new administration that there is being a push towards universal health care, somewhat as there is loosely in Massachusetts, but with everyone having a similar plan. This would make it more affordable and get the same coverage for everyone. However, this will probably not happen because Republicans are wealthier citizens who can afford higher, more prolific health insurance.

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