Fact Sheet on Affordable Care Act & Americans with Disabilities
This fact sheet from HealthCare.gov describes what the Affordable Care Act means for Americans with disabilities. The Act will stop insurance company discrimination based on a preexisting condition. Beginning in 2014 the law will prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage or charging more to a person based on their medical history. It will also provide new choices for long-term supports and services, as well as accessible, quality and affordable health care for people with disabilities.