Health reform: What’s at stake in the Supreme Court decision
The health reform law’s fate will be decided in a Supreme Court decision that could come very soon. There are a lot of possible scenarios for how the high court may rule. One thing is for sure: a victory for the health reform law would be a victory for child health.
If the law is upheld, millions of children and families can rest easier knowing that they can get care when sick. Health reform does away with pre-existing conditions policies, helping the up to 17 million children who might have been denied otherwise. About 28 million children will continue benefiting from the Affordable Care Act’s prohibition on lifetime limits on care. And at least 2.5 million young adults can remain on their family’s insurance plan until age 26.