The Department of Health and Human Services released a new report finding that 105 million Americans no longer face a limit on how much their insurance companies will cover over their lifetimes. It’s thanks to the Affordable Care Act President Obama signed into law in 2010. The National Journal reports:
“For years, Americans with lifetime caps imposed on their health insurance benefits have had to live with the fear that if an illness or accident happened, they could max out their health coverage when they needed it the most,” [HHS Secretary] Sebelius said in a statement. “Now, because of the health care law, they no longer have to live in fear of that happening.”
HHS said it estimates that 70 million people in large employer plans, 25 million covered by small employer plans, and 10 million who bought their own health insurance had lifetime limits on their health benefits before the health reform law took effect.
To find out how the Affordable Care Act is helping folks in your state, check out the figures from HHS.