The massive health care reform bill passed -- so what does that mean for you and your family, and when will all these changes happen? Momsrising.org compiled a list of the new health care highlights for children and families.
-Insurance companies will no longer be able to refuse to pay for treatment of children's pre-existing conditions.
-Health care plans will allow young people to remain on their parents' insurance policy up until their 26th birthday.
-Insurance companies will be banned from dropping people from coverage when they get sick, and they will be banned from implementing lifetime caps on coverage.
-People who are uninsured because of pre-existing conditions will have access to affordable insurance through a temporary subsidized high-risk pool.
-Small businesses that choose to offer coverage will begin to receive tax credits of up to 35 percent of premiums to help make employee coverage more affordable.
-Insurance companies will be banned from denying health insurance coverage to people of all ages because of pre-existing conditions.
-Families and children with moderate incomes (up to about $88,000 for a family of four) will be able to get help paying for health insurance coverage.
-State insurance exchanges will enforce minimum benefit standards for health insurance coverage.