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OSHA Fact Sheet: Filing Whistleblower Complaints under the Affordable Care Act   [open pdf - 0B]

"The Affordable Care Act offers new rights and protections. Title I of the Affordable Care Act reduces health coverage costs for millions of families who don't get coverage from an employer by providing tax credits to make coverage affordable. The law created the Health Insurance Marketplace, where people can shop for coverage and see what financial assistance is available to them. The law also includes protections for people who do get their coverage through an employer: it reduces what families will have to pay for health care by eliminating dollar limits on essential health benefits, capping out-of-pocket expenses, and requiring preventive care to be fully covered without co-pays or deductibles. Title I also prohibits health plans and insurance companies from denying coverage because of a person's pre- existing medical conditions. In addition, it gives consumers the right to appeal plan or insurance company decisions that deny doctor-ordered treatments covered under a plan. Title I includes many other reforms to health insurance."

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2014-01
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Public Domain
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Occupational Safety & Health Administration: http://www.osha.gov/
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