Calif. Lawmakers Vote To Bar Pre-Existing Condition Denials

Law360, San Diego (March 1, 2013, 9:07 PM EST) -- In an effort to align with federal health care law, California lawmakers on Thursday passed bills that would bar insurers from refusing to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions or from requiring them to shell out more than other patients.

In a 53-25 vote, Democrats in the California Assembly approved A.B.x1 2, while Democrats in the California Senate voted 26-10 in favor of S.B.x1 2. As part of implementing the Affordable Care Act, the legislation focuses on how health plans should deal with individual consumers and aims...
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