The Effect Of Health Care Reform Mandates

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Six months after the Health Care Reform bill was passed by Congress its mandates now go into effect. We look at what the changes are and how they will affect you and your dependents as you renew your policy or take out a new one. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will make changes to insurance companies’ ability to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, rescind coverage and impose annual and lifetime benefit limits. Listen

You can contact the state’s Department of Banking, Insurance and Health Care with questions about the changes created by this law at 802-828-2900.

Also, we hear from Martin Tolchin, co-author of "Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism from the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond," about why patronage, favors in exchange for political support, has thrived in American politics. Listen

And, we visit the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival in Brattleboro. Listen

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