President Obamais "confident"the Supreme Court will rule that his health care law is constitutional, butheated questioning by conservative justicesat last week's hearings leaves uncertain the fate of not only the individual mandate but also the entire law.
If the mandate is struck down, insurance premiums might shoot up and millions of Americans would be left uninsured. But for some, the Affordable Care Act without the mandate looks a lot better than no law at all.
Many health insurance plans are now subject to new rules that require them to cover recommended preventive services without charging a co-payment. As a result, consumers pay nothing for services like routine screenings, vaccines, counseling, flu shots and well-baby and well-child visits from birth to age 21.
Under the new law, insurance companies cannot deny coverage or limit benefits to children under age 19 because of a pre-existing condition or disability. Starting in 2014, people of all ages with pre-existing conditions will be protected.
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If this whole bill is stripped away its going to have devastating consequences. We will see all these great things this bill will and is doing for this countries, ****ty health care system. We need this bill to stay around.