Search Site
Free Consultation 855-234-7619
North Carolina Injury Blog

Historic Healthcare Legislation is Passed & Signed into Law

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 3:05pm PDT

On Sunday, the House passed an extensive-health care bill that will completely overhaul the current health care system in America. Today, the Senate passed a companion bill, sending it back to the House for final approval. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the bill should have enough votes to pass. As long as the House approves the bill, President Obama is expected to sign it into law.

On Tuesday, President Obama signed the overall health care bill, which will assure that 32 million Americans will be able to receive health insurance coverage, made possible by subsidies, employer obligations, and a mandate for most Americans to carry insurance.

Some features of the legislation include:

  • Raising taxes (mostly on the wealthy) to reduce future Medicaid spending by $500 billion.
  • Protecting Americans from losing their insurance coverage due to an illness or sickness
  • Insurance companies would not be able to deny people coverage for a pre-existing condition. They also will not be allowed to charged people with pre-existing conditions more money.
  • Most Americans will be required to carry health insurance, either from their employer, a government program, or by buying their own policy directly from the insurance company. Anyone who fails to carry insurance will face penalties from the IRS.
  • Insurance companies will be prohibited from putting lifetime dollar limits on policies.
  • College students can stay on their parents insurance policies until they are 26.
  • Tax credits will be offered to help working families pay for coverage they otherwise could not afford.
  • If adult children (people ages 18-26) have access to an insurance plan through their employer, they would not be eligible to stay on their parents’ insurance. However, if they get married they could still remain on the insurance policy until they turn 26.
  • It will close the prescription coverage gap for seniors and improve preventive care.

Although this is a historic moment, it is expected to take 4 years before the effects of the legislation are felt. But once all is said and done, the number of Americans without insurance will drop by over 50%, and those Americans who want to keep their current insurance policy will be able to do so.

If you need to speak with an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney about medical coverage for an accident or injury, please do not hesitate to contact Lanier Law Group, P.A. today at 855-234-7619!

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


Convenient consulations at the location of your choice If you can’t come to us, we will come to you. Offering free consultations at your home or office.
Media Center
  • Get to know Lanier Law Group with our series of informative videos. You'll learn about various points of personal injury law, and how we approach our practice to deliver the best results possible.

Recent Cases
  • Workers' Compensation Claim A worker's compensation claim where client was doing framework and the nail gun that he had on his waist shot misfired and fired into his right knee. Client had to have surgery to remove the nail. Employer is claiming there was no employer/employee relationship.
  • Personal Injury Claim A personal injury claim involving a bus driver who battered and assaulted two minors. One minor has a possible mental health issue caused by the attack. The second minor jumped in to help, and driver struck her as well.
  • Car Accident Claim A car accident claim where our client, a police officer, was struck in the rear while on duty, by a drunk driver.
  • Workers' Compensation Claim A worker's compensation claim where client slipped and fell on ice, injuring his left knee and right hip. Client had to have hip replacement surgery and received a 25 percent rating on his knee.
Read More
  • “She was very professional, kept me completely involved and updated with everything. Awesome job done.”

    - T.D.

  • “Maria stayed on top of everything with updates, etc.”

    - J.M.

  • “Very good communication throughout my case. Brenda paid great attention to my case and kept me up to date.”

    - T.P.

  • “Both attorneys involved were very informative and walked me through my case every setp of the way. They answered any questions and concerns I had whenever they cam up. I was very nervous and skeptical at the beginning but that quickly changed.”

    - J.B.

See All Testimonials
Our Firm
Download Our App

Our Social Security Disability Help Center app can provide assistance if you've been involved in an accident. Use the links below to select and download our app for your Apple® or Android device.

Contact Us

Please fill out form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Our Office Locations

Use the map below to find the location closest to you

  • -- mi
    Raleigh, NC
    207 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 215
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    • 1.(919) 848-2000 Tel
  • -- mi
    Charlotte, NC
    10130 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 110
    Charlotte, NC 28262
    • 1.(704) 341-5558 Tel
  • -- mi
    Jamestown, NC
    4915 Piedmont Pkwy., Suite 104
    Jamestown, NC 27282
    • 1.(336) 855-8554 Tel
  • -- mi
    Greensboro, NC
    222 S. Swing Road, Suite 6
    Greensboro, NC 27409
    • 1.(336) 855-8554 Tel
  • -- mi
    Winston-Salem, NC
    250 Executive Park Boulevard, Suite 107
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    • 1.(336) 760-9996 Tel
  • -- mi
    Durham, NC
    1816 Front Street, Suite 320
    Durham, NC 27705
    • 1.(919) 682-2111 Tel
  • -- mi
    Greenville, NC
    108 W. Firetower Road, Suite H
    Greenville, NC 28590
    • 1.(252) 757-7777 Tel
  • -- mi
    Burlington, NC
    2630 Ramada Road
    Burlington, NC 27215
    • 1.(336) 506-1041 Tel
  • -- mi
    Fayetteville, NC
    2929 Breezewood Ave, Suite 203
    Fayetteville, NC 28303
    • 1.(910) 484-3333 Tel
  • -- mi
    Asheville, NC
    603 Biltmore Ave
    Asheville, NC 28801
    • 1.(828) 412-3503 Tel
  • -- mi
    Wilmington, NC
    1213 Culbreth Drive, Suite 120
    Wilmington, NC 28405
    • 1.(910) 256-4445 Tel
View more