One of the largest
challenges we face is being diagnosed with a chronic
illness and making certain that we have enough resources
to cover the costs of our care for our lifetime. Once
diagnosed with hepatitis C, we become insurance
"high-risk" individuals and costs increase and
accessibility becomes more limited.
Jane Brewer, high-risk
insurance expert says, "There are laws that
increase options for those at high-risk."
It is very important
that you understand the various options and limitations
before making job or insurance plan changes. If you are
uninsured, research options available to you through
local university medical center settings and with the
local county health department, and seek information on
medicare, medi-cal, and individual policy possibilities.
In California, we are
making stronger statements now more than ever about
health care. These are positive things!
Laws That Increase Options for Those at
Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
HIPAA Guarantee Issue
Major Risk Medical Insurance
Employees-SB 1790, Chapter 418
Managed Care Regulatory Agency-AB 78
External Review-AB 55
HIPAA Tiered Rating
Health Parity-AB 88
Drug Formulary Disclosure Laws
Medical Insurance Links
Hepatitis C Resource Center 2002