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Obtaining Affordable Health Care After Your Divorce

May 5, 2011
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

Another important point to consider prior to filing for divorce is obtaining affordable health care. Prior to the

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that was signed into law March of 2010; many spouses depended on their partner for healthcare coverage. While COBRA (Consolidate Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) has long been an available option, it is usually expensive and is only available for 3 years after the date of the final decree. Spouses with pre-existing conditions often had difficulty locating a plan to insure them, but the new health care bill has provided access to insurance via a temporary high-risk pool. Another benefit afforded by the Health Care Reform Bill is that it requires that health insurance plans continue to provide dependent coverage for children up to 26 years of age, making the cost of providing healthcare more affordable for those who are sharing the expense of co-parenting.

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