Qustion: I can't get health insurance because of my pre-existing conditions. Will I be covered by the new healthcare plan next year?
Answer: Most of the health insurance reforms in the new legislation won't take effect until after January 2014. However, there is one exception that could help you. Soon after the health care reform bill becomes law, current provisions call for federal funding of an interim health plan for people like you that need coverage without regard to pre-existing conditions. But it's not a done deal yet. Stay tuned.