Well, insurance have always let people with multiple sclerosis pay for their drugs before Obamacare....and raise their premiums too...if they could get insurance to begin with...AP News Story about Obamacare:
To try to keep premiums low, some states are allowing insurers to charge patients a hefty share of the cost for expensive medications used to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other life-altering chronic diseases.
Such “specialty drugs” can cost thousands of dollars a month, and in California, patients would pay up to 30 percent of the cost. For one widely used cancer drug, Gleevec, the patient could pay more than $2,000 for a month’s supply, says the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
A spokesman for Covered California said state officials are trying to balance between two conflicting priorities: comprehensive coverage and affordable premiums.
“We are trying to keep the insurance affordable across the board,” said Dana Howard, the group’s spokesman.“This is just part of trying to manage the overall risk of the pool
Case in point...I have MS...premiums went from a little over $400 a month to $1,500 a month just for my self.
Now I pay $530 a month but if I were on a drug...still have to pay...
Only now that can't charge the $1,500 a month insurance premium..