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First Health Care Law Reforms Take Effect



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Anthony Wright is with Health Access California.  He says California consumers will benefit from the provisions of the federal health care law that begin today.

"There's a new range of patient protections that provide new security for patients to know that their coverage will be there for them when they need it, will provide new options for people who right now have trouble getting coverage."

Wright says some of the major changes include the fact that children cannot be denied coverage based on a preexisting condition, and young adults can stay on their parents plan until they turn 26.  The practice of retroactively revoking someone's health care coverage is also now banned.
 
Wright says the Governor still has a slew of health care bills to sign off on, many of which would make California's adoption of the new health laws easier.
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