Question by missjoy54751: What does this new health care law mean for uninsured people who need coverage?
My son was just denied health coverage from a private insurance company. He needs medical insurance. I heard that this new law will do away with ‘pre-existing conditions.’ He recently had surgery on his hand from a stabbing. Will this new health care law go back and help pay for the surgery and anything he needs such as physical therapy?
Answer by Age of Reason
None of it goes into effect until the Pres signs it. Then your son shops around for the best deal.
No it is not retroactive and will not pay old bills. Your son should apply to his state for assistance from the Victims Fund.
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