The Affordable Care Act (ACA) can significantly impact your personal injury settlement.

Before the ACA, a major concern in settlements was future health insurance for injured clients without employer coverage. The ACA’s guarantee of coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions eliminates that worry.

This article explores various aspects of the ACA’s influence on settlements, including:

  • Future Medical Expenses: How the ACA can affect how these are factored into your settlement.
  • Lawyer Selection: Choosing an attorney who understands the ACA’s implications for your case.

Read the full article for a comprehensive breakdown of the ACA’s impact on personal injury settlements and the resources available to you.

The Affordable Care Act actually gives a lot more confidence to me as an attorney in settling a client’s case because prior to the Affordable Care Act, even if I were to get a client an enormous settlement, the question is: if they were out of work and not eligible for health insurance, how are they going to obtain health insurance in the future?

That is really no longer a problem, because under the Affordable Care Act, everybody is entitled to health insurance and you can purchase health insurance regardless of any prior injuries, so this has made my job easier and made it easier for me to protect my clients.

Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Settlements

Understanding the intersection between healthcare legislation and personal injury settlements is crucial for navigating your legal journey. Below is a collection of resources designed to enlighten you on how the Affordable Care Act might influence the outcome of your settlement.

Written by Andy Gillin. Last Updated 04/15/2024