Draft bill mandates health coverage

06/8/2009 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

A draft of a new health reform bill making the rounds in the U.S. Senate would require private health insurers to offer coverage to all Americans, regardless of pre-existing conditions, medical history or genetic information. The bill being circulated by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee would allow insurers the option of operating in a state-based health insurance exchange. The American Health Choices Act also offers subsidies for people with incomes up to 500% of the federal poverty level and would increase Medicaid eligibility.

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