The Affordable Care Act's New Patient's Bill of Rights

June 23, 2010

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury issued regulations to implement a new Patient's Bill of Rights under the Affordable Care Act. Enforcement of these regulations will ensure health coverage for children with pre-existing conditions, protect all citizens' choice of doctors and end lifetime limits on policies. These new protections apply to nearly all health insurance plans. For more information, read a Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act's New Patient's Bill of Rights

These regulations are included in interim final rules with request for comments. Comments are due on or before August 27, 2010.

For more information, read the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Requirements for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Relating to Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions, and Patient Protections Final Rule and Proposed Rule.