The law will now forbid insurers to drop sick and costly customers after discovering technical mistakes on applications. It requires that they offer coverage to children under 26 on their parents’ policies.
It establishes a menu of preventive procedures, like colonoscopies, mammograms and immunizations, that must be covered without co-payments. And it allows consumers who join a new plan to keep their own doctors and to appeal insurance company reimbursement decisions to a third party.
I don't think the bill went far enough and I'm still pissed off that the Democrats blinked on the public option. But that said, these are good, good things--long overdue reforms that will help a lot of people.
The Republicans, of course, vow to repeal this "socialistic, government-run" health care reform boogeyman that exists only in their rhetoric.
These are regulations. There is not one thing in this bill that is socialistic, and there is no "government-run health care" in this bill at all.