39 states have yet to act on ACA's consumer protections

02/1/2013 | Reuters

Just 11 of 50 states have made efforts to enforce consumer safeguards under the Affordable Care Act, raising concerns about the implementation of major health insurance provisions such as limits on out-of-pocket costs and coverage of pre-existing conditions, according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund. Thirty-nine states have yet to issue regulations or pass laws on seven provisions covering health insurance. Among the other provisions are a ban on coverage waiting periods; restrictions against basing costs on health condition, age or gender; and a requirement to cover 60% or more of costs.

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