After the Newtown tragedy, Congress added language into the Affordable Care Act prohibiting wellness programs from asking participants about guns in their home; also keeping DHHHS from collecting data about gun use; and insurance companies from denying coverage or increasing premiums due to gun ownership.
What does this section in the Affordable Care Act imply about the Second Amendment?
This section of law is crucial because it prevents health insurance issuers and group health plans from collecting data about lawful firearm possession and ammunition use, or using that data against individuals to revoke their Second Amendment rights or purchase firearms.
The new law mandates that group health plans and insurers cover preventive services, including immunizations and screenings for infants, children, adolescents, and women without cost-sharing (New PHSA SS 2713). This means employers cannot use non-covered benefits as an excuse not to provide them; however this also leaves open the possibility that employers could modify existing health benefit designs in ways which discriminate against current or newly hired “highly compensated employees”, without violating new PHSA section 2716 and making those benefits unavailable from under a group plan.
What does this section of the Affordable Care Act reveal about the Second Amendment?
At its core, this legislation prohibits discrimination based on salary or health status and ensures people can purchase affordable health insurance plans. Furthermore, it improves patient-centric outcomes research while simultaneously driving down healthcare costs through public-private partnerships; moreover, nonprofit health insurers must offer more cost-cutting alternatives on the market.
What does this section of the Affordable Care Act imply about the Second Amendment?
This section prohibits discrimination in health insurance benefits, such as preventive health services coverage and dependent coverage extensions, based on an individual’s salary or income. Furthermore, age, health status or any other factor which might determine eligibility are all prohibited by this provision. Furthermore, appropriate penalties may be provided in case any violations occur.
This section proposes several major reforms to the health insurance industry, in order to provide consumers with access to high-quality, cost-effective health coverage that provides them with all of their needs being met.