November 2003, Volume 33 Number 11 , p 66 - 68
© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 33(11) November 2003 p 6668 This COBRA bites [LEGAL QUESTION: HIV INSURANCE COVERAGE]
BROOKE, PENNY SIMPSON APRN MS JD
Penny Simpson Brooke is a professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing in Salt Lake City. She's also on the board of directors and president of the foundation of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.
I'm about to graduate with a BSN and I'm already job hunting. I'm also HIV-positive and taking medication cocktails. They're very expensive, but my parents' insurance company pays for them. Will I be entitled to health insurance forthis preexisting condition once I land a job and have my own coverage?E.M., CONN.
Yes. Patient-rights laws protect the portability of your insurance for preexisting conditions if your coverage hasn't lapsed. ...