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No more lifetime limits under health care reform

Nearly 2.3 million Marylanders with serious illnesses no longer have to worry about their insurance running out because of new provisions under health care reform.

The Department of Health and Human Services said that because lifetime limits on insurance were elminated under health care reform that 872,000 women and 585,000 children in Maryland are no longer losing coverage because they can't afford to pay.

Before health reform patients with serious illnesses such as cancer risked hitting the lifetime limit on the dollar amount their insurance companies would cover for their health care benefits. 

Some plans provide coverage without dollar limits on lifetime benefits, but 105 million people across the country had plans with lifetime limits.

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