The health care reform law has eliminated lifetime coverage limits for 105 million Americans, according to a new Obama administration report
The White House has been making a push to show the American public the law’s successes in preparation for the second anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act later this month. Americans remain split on the overall law, according to a recent Gallup poll
The report used 2009 health plan data to determine how many health plans have removed their lifetime coverage limits as a result of the health law’s requirements. The health care reform law requires all policies issued or renewed on or after Sept. 23, 2010 to do away with lifetime coverage limits.
The report found 59 percent of individuals with employer-sponsored health coverage had lifetime limits on their plans in 2009, while 89 percent of those with individual market plans had limits.