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Dr. Gerald Kominski comments on parents of children who have pre-existing conditions and remain eligible for insurance under the ACA

Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of FSPH's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted May 3 by Politifact in an article about parents of children who have pre-existing conditions and remain eligible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

From Politifact:

With millions more people insured through the Affordable Care Act, the uncompensated care problem has fallen to its lowest level in decades.

Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management at UCLA, said even if the parents had insurance, they might still be caught short.

"The parents might have annual or lifetime limits on benefits, and might exceed those limits rapidly with a seriously ill child, so they’d run out of benefits legally," Kominski said.

Read the full article from Politifact