Obamacare pre-existing conditions
Posted in the Keavy Forum
#1 Feb 16, 2013
By N.C. Aizenman, Published: February 15
Tens of thousands of Americans who cannot get health insurance because of preexisting medical problems will be blocked from a program designed to help them because funding is running low.
Obama administration officials said Friday that the state-based “high-risk pools” set up under the 2010 health-care law will be closed to new applicants as soon as Saturday and no later than March 2, depending on the state.
But they stressed that coverage for about 100,000 people who are now enrolled in the high-risk pools will not be affected.
“We’re being very careful stewards of the money that has been appropriated to us and we wanted to balance our desire to maximize the number of people who can gain from this program while making sure people who are in the program have coverage,” said Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight.“This was the most prudent step for us to take at this point in time.”
The program, which was launched in summer 2010, was always intended as a temporary bridge for the uninsured. But it was supposed to last until 2014. At that point, the health-care law will bar insurers from rejecting or otherwise discriminating against people who are already sick, enabling such people to buy plans through the private market.
From the start, analysts questioned whether the $5 billion that Congress appropriated for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan — as the program is called — was sufficient.
Initial fears that as many as 375,000 sick people would swamp the pools and bankrupt them by 2012 did not pan out. This is largely because, even though the pools must charge premiums comparable to those for healthy people, the plans sold through them are often expensive.
But it was also because the pools are open only to people who have gone without insurance for at least six months. The result is that, while only about 135,000 people have gotten coverage at some point, they are proving far more costly to insure than predicted.
Many people who are uninsured go untreated, exacerbating their medical problems. When they finally do get coverage through a high-risk pool, they are in immediate need of expensive care.
“What we’ve learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the health-care system to be run,” Cohen said.
#2 Feb 16, 2013
My favorite so far..........
"I thought it was free."
I hear it 20 times a day now they have started taking their taxes. "Pass it to see what's in it."
#3 Feb 16, 2013
ROFLMAO!!! Let me see if I get this rite...
You voted Oblahblah, you're pre-existing condition isn't really covered, like Oblahblah said it would be in his Oblahblahcare?!? Nooooo....ya don't say? Does this REALLY surprise you?
Aaa hahahahha. Too funny.
#5 Feb 17, 2013
Can you explain the "started taking their taxes"? lol
Based on your income level, it might be free. So...your point is?
#6 Feb 17, 2013
2012....2 yrs. before Healthcare Reform is in full swing? hum
The President didn't promise you an instant gratification rose garden. If he did, enlighten us please.
At least you could wait until Healthcare Reform is REALLY in effect in it's entirety and has been in existence for the some time before you make your uneducated judgement call simply for political purposes. Look, he already won the election and there's not a damn thing you can do about now is there? If so, you can enlighten us on that as well.
#7 Feb 17, 2013
This President accomplished what no other administration was able to do, yet wanted so desperately to do. This President makes things happen and I was just so shocked when actually a conservative Chief Justice put it in place! Imgaine that!
#8 Feb 18, 2013
I know a girl that has had cervical cancer and several skin cancers all treated successfully. She had to get on SSI just so she would have medical insurance because no insurance company would touch her with those preexisting conditions.
Her skin cancer has returned just like she was told it would. She had an appt at markey cancer center in lex. Two days before her appt she got a letter telling her her appt had been canceled due to her inability to pay for the treatment. She called to ask what happened since she has a medical card. She was told that obamacare doesnt cover pre-existing conditions and until she could prove her ability to pay they couldnt treat her any longer.
That happened two weeks ago.
#9 Feb 18, 2013
My mistake. I should have known your crowd would expect it to be free. Everyone is finding out, no coverage, expensive coverage and seeing their tax contribution increase. For less coverage, high deductibles and F'd up family plans.
A friend that works for a company here in London told me unless he has a heart attack he is pretty much selfinsured his deductible had been raised so high.
Now call it all BS and explain how you in Chicago been doin taxes for years..........
People are finding out obama was wrong and Ronald Reagan was correct. There is no such thing as a free lunch.
#11 Feb 18, 2013
HelpMeGov be careful there. Reagan was an actor before he was a politician. Some of these mean people will associate you with Ashely Judd.
Reagan was right. To many free lunches are the reason America is in the piss poor shape its in now. To many greedy politicians holding their hands out and stuffing their bank accounts at taxpayers expense.
Obama has done some wonderful things and still has some on the table but on the other hand he has shown us that hes not a whole lot different than others in his treatment of his benefactors. That was all at taxpayers expense too by the way.
We can only hope and pray that he can get America back on track to the top where we should have been all along. George Bush and Cheney almost bankrupted this nation. Thats a fact
#12 Feb 18, 2013
How long has the pre-existing condition coverage part of Big Spender's Oblabblacare been in full swing. It's already broke it's bank and ready to die. The same thing will happen to the rest of it as soon as it enters it's effective date. Guess you haven't noticed Obama has broke the country.
#13 Feb 18, 2013
Since taking office in January 2009, Obama has
been adding 11,269 food-stamp recipients per day
an astounding 49.3 percent increase, prompting
Newt Gingrich to label him the “Food Stamp
President.” Today, more than 47 million Americans are
receiving food stamps -- a number larger than the
entire population of Spain. A federal audit of SNAP revealed that many of the
47 million already receiving food stamps don’t
actually qualify but receive them anyway under
a special program that disregards income and
That means American taxpayers are paying what’s been called a “multi-million-dollar tab to feed hundreds of thousands who can well afford to feed themselves.” SNAP program was designed to be a temporary safety net for individuals and families in need. Yet under Obama, it has become a bloated, fraud-filled entitlement program funded by American taxpayers.
But that’s not even the worst of it. Obama is even reaching across our borders, encouraging foreign nationals, migrant workers and non-citizen immigrants to apply for SNAP benefits -- all on your dime! With our economy in shambles, and our national debt approaching $17 trillion, taxpayers can ill-afford to fund another Obama handout that last year topped out at $80.4 billion. That’s why Grassfire is launching a national petition calling for an end to taxpayer dollars being used to recruit more food-stamp recipients. We’re also urging Congress to act in the best interests of our nation and its citizens, by enacting meaningful and comprehensive SNAP reform. Go here now add your name to our national “Stop the Food-Stamp Madness” petition: www.grassfire.com/982/petition.asp ++ Killing The “Can Do” American Spirit
Thomas Jefferson once said that “a wise and frugal government … shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” But Obama, the great “wealth distributor,” is driven to use federal policy to take from the “haves” and give to the “have-nots.” Fight back by going here now and signing Grassfire’s petition: www.grassfire.com/982/petition.asp \
As soon as Grassfire mobilizes 50,000 citizen signers, we'll hand-deliver these petitions to key members of Congress who are already demanding changes to the food stamp program. After signing, please alert your friends and family members to this Obama charade – urging them to join with you to stop the food stamp madness that cost American taxpayers $80.4 billion last year alone! Have them click here to be represented by Grassfire on Capitol Hill. www.grassfire.com/982/petition.asp
#14 Feb 18, 2013
why dont you people accept the majority vote as we have always done in this counrty. raciest people any way. and thats all it is
#15 Feb 18, 2013
Don't you know you will go to hell for telling a lie.
#16 Feb 18, 2013
that is an out right lie
#17 Feb 18, 2013
Why don't you go lick-a-coons azzcrack ??
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