Waiting For An Adult Conversation On Health Care

Law360, New York (April 5, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT) -- Few legislative enactments have generated the strong reactions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In a nutshell, the act seeks to expand care by: a) requiring citizens to obtain private health insurance; b) requiring insurers to provide coverage notwithstanding pre-existing conditions and without lifetime caps and with some limitations on the allocation of financial responsibility to insureds through deductibles and co-pays; c) having the government subsidize the cost of insurance for those with income under a certain threshold; and d) reducing some Medicare reimbursements...
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