Posted: Jun 21, 2010 7:47 PM by Chris Welty
Updated: Jun 21, 2010 7:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is set to announce new
health insurance benefits for consumers to mark the first 90 days
since he signed landmark legislation to expand coverage.
The White House says the announcement Tuesday will follow a
private meeting between administration officials, several state
insurance commissioners and CEOs of major insurance company.
Administration allies briefed in advance of the announcement say
Obama will talk about regulations to implement a so-called
patient's bill of rights. They spoke on condition of anonymity
ahead of the announcement.
Last week Obama said the bill of rights would include banning
lifetime limits on coverage and prohibiting insurance companies
from canceling the policies of people who get sick.