Texas Court Ruling Throws Future of ACA’s Pre-existing Condition Protections, Coverage Gains into Doubt

A district court judge in Texas has issued a ruling that could throw close to one-fifth of the U.S. economy into chaos and upend health care for millions. While the case over the future of the Affordable Care Act wends its way through the courts, CHIR takes a moment to think about what the decision could mean for the consumers and families for whom the law has been a literal lifeline. Continue reading

Martin Addie: ACA Ban on Lifetime Limits Has Ended His Coverage Circus

Continuing our “Real Stories, Real Reforms” series, CHIRblog presents our third profile of everyday people across the country who will – or have already – benefited from new consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act. JoAnn Volk tells us about Martin Addie, his struggle to keep coverage for his life-saving treatments, and how the Affordable Care Act has helped. Continue reading