Every state in the nation is taking steps to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with the exception of Arizona, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report.
The report analyzed how states are working to incorporate the 10 provisions of PPACA known as the Patient’s Bill of Rights. These include requirements such as restricting lifetime coverage limits, requiring parent’s plans to cover young adults
for longer, prohibiting pre-existing conditions
exclusions for minors, and requiring preventative care without cost sharing.
The report found that 49 states and the District of Columbia have either passed laws, created regulations or taken other actions to put in place some or all of these provisions. Twelve states — Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Virginia — have all passed legislation comply with all 10 provisions included in the Patient Bill of Rights.
Despite these actions, 26 states are preparing to fight to overturn PPACA
next week before the Supreme Court.