The primary goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help millions of Americans obtain health insurance coverage. To achieve that goal, the Affordable Care Act provides new coverage options, gives consumers the tools they need to make informed choices about their health care coverage, and puts in place strong consumer protections. Agents and brokers will play an integral role in helping individuals understand and act on the coverage choices that the Affordable Care Act offers through Marketplaces.
Under the new law there has many changes to Healthcare as we know it.
Some examples include:
You may now request reconsideration of payment of a denied claim.
Insurers must publicly dislose justification for big increases in premium.
Controlled spending by Insurance companies that limit their use of premium dollars for Administration.
In 2014 the ACA will Prohibit health insurance companies from rating up clients and ridering coverage for specific medical conditions to people with pre-existing conditions.
Read the full law at http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/law/index.html