RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius plans to visit Virginia to discuss how the federal health care law affects women.
The Department of Health and Human Services said in a release that Sebelius plans to visit a Richmond home on Tuesday for a discussion with a group of women about the lack of health care security, coverage gaps for spouses, parents and children, and their experiences with insurance companies.
Sebelius will discuss what she considers disproportionate ill effects on women regarding pre-existing health conditions, lifetime care limits, and other issues related to health care coverage.
The Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which was backed by President Barack Obama's administration and signed into law in 2010.
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