The major changes to our health care system are coming soon, but there has already been meaningful change such as mandated preventive care, removal of caps on annual and lifetime coverage, extended dependent coverage to age 26, and requirements for carriers to spend more on claims and less on admin costs. California also mandated some changes; most significant was guaranteeing coverage to children under age 19.
Exactly twenty years ago health care reform was a lead story in the news just like it is today. I had just moved the family insurance agency to a Corte Madera office and was feeling quite proud of the career I had chosen. Upon opening the morning paper one day and reading about “Hillary Care” I thought perhaps I had made a big mistake; was this the beginning of the end of private health insurance? And my career?! (I do owe the Clinton’s for encouraging me to diversify – more on that later). But reform never materialized.