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Providers concerned about changes in coverage for chronically ill patients




Brenda Major (L), who said she had a pre-existing condition that made it impossible to find insurance that would cover her until the Affordable Care Act, is examined by Dr. Fernanda Mercade during a routine checkup at the Jessie Trice Center for Community Health clinic on March 22, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Starting on March 26, 2012 the arguments begin on the Affordable Care Act before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Act, which was set into law by U.S. President Barack Obama, helps many in need of health care like Brenda Major who now has insurance after being denied health insurance coverage due to her pre-existing condition.
Brenda Major (L), who said she had a pre-existing condition that made it impossible to find insurance that would cover her until the Affordable Care Act, is examined by Dr. Fernanda Mercade during a routine checkup at the Jessie Trice Center for Community Health clinic on March 22, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Starting on March 26, 2012 the arguments begin on the Affordable Care Act before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Act, which was set into law by U.S. President Barack Obama, helps many in need of health care like Brenda Major who now has insurance after being denied health insurance coverage due to her pre-existing condition.
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All across the country health care providers are scrambling to get ready for changes because of the Affordable Care Act, what most call Obamacare. Among other things, they're keen to ensure Californians with chronic health conditions don't suffer a coverage hiccup during the changeover. Especially those with contagious conditions like HIV. 

Reporter Mina Kim has the story.