January 1, 2014 is a major turning point for many who were
uninsured. John Harris counted down the days when President Obama's new health
care law went into effect. The father of 4 from Ooltewah was diagnosed with a
rare genetic blood disorder several years back.
John says, he was devastated when his doctor explained the
details surrounding his crippling condition. More bad news followed when
Blue Cross Blue Shield dropped him a month later. He was unable to find
another health care provider that would insure him.
John is now grateful he won't be denied health care. The
Affordable Care Act now makes it illegal for insurance companies to deny people
who have preexisting medical conditions, coverage.