Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010


The Uninsured: Receive immediate access to coverage through high-risk pools if they are uninsured because of pre-existing conditions; children can remain on parents' plans until they are 26

Insurers: Barred from removing coverage when a person gets sick, denying coverage to kids with pre-existing conditions and imposing lifetime coverage caps

Employers: Small businesses can receive tax credits to purchase insurance for employees

Medicare Prescription-Drug Beneficiaries: Receive a $250 rebate when they hit the "doughnut hole" gap in drug coverage (currently, when enrollees pass $2,700 in costs, they lose coverage until they reach $6,154)