Speech therapy benefit in the ACA could go away if Obamacare is repealed

6 Lesser-Known Obamacare Provisions That Could Evaporate  NPR Report Here

1. Calorie counts at restaurants and fast-food chains
2. Private breast-milk pumping space at work
3. Limits on surprise medical bills from ER visits
4.Community health support from nonprofit hospitals
5. A woman’s right to choose her OB-GYN                                                                                           6.Expanded therapy coverage for children with autism

“Advocates for children with autism and people with degenerative diseases argued that many insurance plans did not provide care their families needed. That’s because insurers would cover rehabilitation to help people regain functions they had lost, such as walking again after a stroke, but not care needed to either gain functions patients never had, such as speech therapy for a child who never learned how to talk, or to maintain a patient’s current level of function. The Affordable Care Act requires plans to offer coverage for such treatments, dubbed habilitative care, as part of the essential health benefits in plans sold to individuals and small groups.” NPR, see above link for full story

 

 

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