Improving Access to Health Care for Stroke Survivors

Updated:Oct 26,2015
Stroke Survivors Insurance Struggles-
  • 14% are uninsured
  • 33% have been uninsured in their lifetime

Stroke patients without health insurance have a 24 to 56% higher risk of death.

The Affordable Care Act Helps Stroke Survivors- 
  • Pre-existing Conditions: You cannot be denied coverage due to a pre-existing medical condition, such as heart attack, stroke, or high blood pressure.
  • Health Status and Gender Equality: You cannot be charged higher premiums because of your health status or your gender.
  • Essential Benefits: Most plans must now cover a comprehensive set of essential health benefits including emergency care, hospitalization, primary and specialty care, prescription drugs, and rehabilitative care.
  • Preventative Services: Most plans must now provide services such as cholesterol screenings, wellness visits to a doctor, and counseling to quit smoking at no additional charge to you.
  • Out-of-Network Emergency Care: Insurance plans can’t require higher copayments or coinsurance if you get emergency care from an out-of-network hospital- and they can’t require prior approval before getting services from a hospital outside your plan’s network.
  • Clinical Trials Coverage: Most plans must pay for routine care costs if you participate in clinical trials for life-threatening diseases and conditions.

Get Covered, Stay Covered
The Health Insurance Marketplace provides a single location where people without insurance and small businesses can shop for private insurance that meets their needs and budget. Financial help is available. Learn more and enroll between November 1 and January 31! 
  • Online:
  • Toll-free: 1-800-318-2596
  • In-person: