Healthcare law which is called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed on March 23, 2010 by
President Obama. There are several provisions of the law that might affect your family and especially
your child with special needs.
Changes for North Dakota Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be beneficial for your family and especially for your child with special needs. Some of the sweeping changes include removal of pre-existing condition clause for children, expansion of Medicaid by raising the income limit, and abolition of lifetime caps for children.
For an in depth review of the changes that might affect your child and your family
Timeline of the Law
Most of the changes brought about by the law will go into effect by 2014. But to ease the transition process the law is being phased in.
If you have been denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition or a chronic condition now there is help. You can apply for:
Impact on Young Adults
Effective immediately if your child is on your plan or if your private insurance plan has a dependent policy then your child can continue to be on your plan until they turn 26.
For Young Adults:
State Implications for Health Reform