The Affordable Care Act – also known as health reform or “Obamacare” – was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The health reform law is expected to affect millions of Americans, including the autism community. Health insurance is complicated but Autism Speaks wants to help you make sense of new changes under health reform.
We have developed a series of fact sheets to provide straightforward information about some of the law’s most significant reforms and how they might affect you.
- Pre-existing Conditions
- Essential Health Benefits and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
- Rating Rules
- Guaranteed Availability
- Limits on Out-of-Pocket Costs
- Dependent Coverage to Age 26
- Preventive Services
- Grandfathered Coverage
For questions about the new Health Insurance Marketplaces or how coverage will work in your state, visit healthcare.gov or call the hotline (available 24/7) at 1-800-318-2596. For additional options, such as live chat or a connection to a person in your state that can help you understand your options, see this information. For questions about autism-related information, resources and opportunities, contact our Autism Response Team at firstname.lastname@example.org