On Thursday, September 23, 2010, Campus Progress hosted a panel discussion on the nine provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that came into effect on September 23, 2010. The panel helped answer questions about the new provisions, including a new rule that allows young adults to stay on their parents’ plan until age 26. Other changes include a ban on lifetime coverage limits and an end to pre-existing condition exclusions for children. The event took place at the University of South Florida. Panelists included representatives from Florida CHAIN, Florida Consumer Action Network, and the National Physicians Alliance.
Campus Progress Events Manager Paula-Raye O'Sullivan kicks off the discussion.
Luis Silva (left) talks about how being allowed to stay on his parent's plan until 26 opens up his career prospects as a political science major at the University of South Florida.
Panelists (left to right) Charles Mahan, M.D., Professor and Dean Emeritus of the USF College of Public Health and The Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies and Luis Silva, USF Student.
USF Staff enjoying lunch and the discussion.