NU Online News Service, Sept. 22, 3:58 p.m. EDT

President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius met with 35 of the 56 state and territory insurance commissioners on Wednesday to discuss implementation of the new, early enforced protections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that take effect Sept. 23, after plans renew.

Protections include no more lifetime caps on health insurance benefits and extended-year child coverage as well a prohibition on excluding policyholders’ minor children with pre-existing conditions.

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