UnitedHealthcare vows to keep health care reform protections
MINNETONKA, Minn., June 11, 2012–UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, announced that it will continue to offer popular protections included in the 2010 health care reform law, no matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the law’s constitutionality.
The company announced that it will continue the provisions of the law that require coverage of preventive health care services without co-pay, coverage of dependents on parent’s policies up to age 26, no lifetime policy limits and not pursuing policy rescissions, except in cases of fraud.
The protections are effective immediately and will remain available to current and future customers, the company reported. Kaiser Health reported that the move will affect about 26 million of the its 35.6 million policyholders.
Humana and Aetna quickly made similar announcements.