The Department of Health & Human Services seems to have been quietly promoting the “annual limit” on benefits that Harry Reid dropped into the Senate bill:
Ensures consumer protections in the insurance market. Insurance companies will no longer be able to place lifetime limits on the coverage they provide, use of annual limits will be restricted, and they will not be able to arbitrarily drop coverage.
As Jon Walker pointed out, this is the echoes the Reid language which says that health insurance issuers may not establish “unreasonable annual limits.”
Funny that nobody thought to tell the public. How many more of these things do we not know about?