Oct. 7 (DP.net). ─ The Affordable Care Act, passed by US Congress and signed into law by the President in March 2010, will not be implemented all at once. Portions of the law have already taken effect like provisions that implement a new Patient's Bill of Rights.
According to the White House, if people living in the United States purchase or join a new plan on or after September 23, 2010, insurance companies must:
«Cover recommended preventive services without charging out of pocket costs: Services like mammograms, colonoscopies, immunizations, pre-natal and new baby care will be covered, and insurance companies will be prohibited from charging deductibles, co-payments or co-insurance.
Provide an opportunity to appeal coverage decisions: Consumers will be guaranteed the right to appeal insurance company decisions to an independent third party.
Guarantee enrollees their choice of primary care provider: Consumers will have their choice of provider within the plan's network of doctors, including OB-GYNs and pediatricians, without a referral, as well as out-of-network emergency care.»
These three provisions, the White House explains, will benefit up to 88 million people by 2013 out of the more than 300 million living in the United States.
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