Big Changes Ahead For Those Who Buy Their Own Insurance

Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Appleby, working in collaboration with USA Today and U.S. News and World Report, writes: "Most of the debate about how the health law will change the individual market has centered on whether consumers will experience 'rate shock' from higher premiums when key changes go into effect next year. But there's a flip side: new rules that broaden benefits, prohibit discrimination against those with health issues and cap consumers' out-of-pocket costs, which can cut far deeper than premiums" (Appleby, 6/28). Read the story.

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