As the debate over whether to repeal National Health Care Reform continues, pieces of that reform continue to fall into place in Wyoming. There are two provisions that will affect state residents this month; the first being a provision that will help cover the Medicare prescription gap, and the second being protection for those who buy coverage on the private market.
Barbara Rea is a Consumer Representative from Casper with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and she says for the first time, if a company doesn't spend 80 to 85-percent of your premiums on medical care, they will be required to issue a rebate.
Rea admits it's a challenge to focus on the benefits of health care reform in Wyoming.
Rea said that people she's talked with like the pieces that are in place so far, including banning companies from canceling policies because a person gets sick, allowing parents to keep adult children up to age 26 on their policies, and lifting lifetime coverage limits.