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Immune Deficiency Foundation Response to the Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act

TOWSON, MD, June 28, 2012—The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) has been working with other patient organizations representing plasma users and other rare diseases throughout the two-year debate on healthcare reform that led to the Affordable Care Act and since its passage to ensure that insurance reforms benefit patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases. Essential reforms contained in the Affordable Care Act that IDF successfully advocated for include the elimination of discrimination based on pre-existing medical conditions, elimination of annual and lifetime insurance coverage caps, limits to annual out-of-pocket costs and the elimination of the ability of insurers to discontinue coverage for people because of a new medical diagnoses. Read the full response

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