Gov. Paterson signs 'Ian's Law'

Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.) signed "Ian's Law" into law today. The law aims to enhance protections for consumers in case a health insurer or health

THE BRONX - Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.) signed "Ian's Law" into law today. The law aims to enhance protections for consumers in case a health insurer or health maintenance organization (HMO) discontinues coverage.

The legislation is named after Ian Pearl, who suffers from muscular dystrophy and requires 24-hour nursing care. While Ian's insurer initially provided coverage for 24-hour care, the insurer later terminated the coverage without providing a replacement policy that covered Ian for the treatment.

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