Affordable Care Act

HHS Releases Rules for Covering Pre-Existing Conditions

Ban implemented on charging women more than men for the same health insurance

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The Obama administration issued new rules Tuesday that require insurance companies to cover people with preexisting medical conditions — one of the most popular provisions of President Obama's healthcare law.

The Health and Human Services Department also began to implement other popular, but expensive, parts of the Affordable Care Act.

Regulations released Tuesday will prohibit insurers from charging women a higher premium than men, and will require plans in every state to cover certain services.