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  • Trump clarifies Anderson Cooper remarks on Obamacare mandate

    02/19/2016 12:54:46 PM PST · by springwater13 · 249 replies
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 26m26 minutes ago I was asked about healthcare by Anderson Cooper & have been consistent- I will repeal all of #ObamaCare, including the mandate, period. I was referring to a backstop for pre-existing conditions. I will eliminate the law, in its entirety, & replace it w/ something much better. I will replace it with private plans, health savings accounts, & allow purchasing across state lines. Maximum choice & freedom for consumer. I'm self-funding and I am going to take care of the people – not the special interests and insurance companies like the other candidates. Remember,...
  • The Danger of Obama's "Pre-Existing Conditions" Ban

    03/19/2015 6:22:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    CCHC ^ | 3-18-15 | Twila Brase
    There is a way out. The path to freedom is available -- and increasingly possible as Obamacare opposition grows and support for repeal increases. Here is a starter package of much-needed policy changes: ⦁ Repeal every word of Obamacare, including the ban on pre-existing condition exclusions. ⦁ Refuse to legalize Obama’s illegal subsidies if King wins King v. Burwell. ⦁ Refuse to build a state exchange no matter who wins King v. Burwell. ⦁ Restore access to indemnity (catastrophic) policies – true health insurance ⦁ Offer individual insurance pre-birth, with ownership linked to the baby. ⦁ Encourage ownership of insurance...
  • Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor

    01/28/2014 10:55:00 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-28-14 | Tal Kopan
    Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed Tuesday that his health insurance under Obamacare doesnt cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care. Im doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs, Coburn said on MSNBCs Morning Joe on Tuesday when asked about his health. Fortunately even though my new coverage wont cover my specialist Im going to have great care and I have a great prognosis. The Oklahoma Republicans spokesman confirmed to POLITICO that since the senator enrolled in his health insurance plan under Obamacare, his coverage has been reduced and he lost coverage for...
  • Vanity: Question re: fighting an insurance denial

    01/10/2014 11:47:53 AM PST · by CheathamCountyTN · 25 replies
    Need freeper advice: A close friend had serious female issues 10 - 12 years ago. The issues improved and she has only had 1 doc visit related to her problems in the last 5 years and that was 3 1/2 years ago. Wanting to avoid Obamacare, she bought a private Humana health insurance policy early last fall...
  • Only 8,000 enroll in health plan for preexisting conditions - 2010

    10/24/2013 10:45:59 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 2 replies ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | Geri Aston
    A new nationwide effort to provide health coverage to uninsured Americans with preexisting conditions is off to a slow start, largely due to high costs and a lack of awareness. As of Nov. 1, only 8,011 people were enrolled in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, numbers from the Dept. of Health and Human Services show. People who have been denied coverage by private insurers because of a preexisting condition and who have been uninsured for at least six months are eligible to participate in PCIP. The idea is to give patients who have no access to private coverage because of...
  • Republicans unveil their healthcare Bill

    09/18/2013 4:03:54 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 25 replies ^ | 09/18.2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Republicans revealed the details of their new healthcare bill, to replace Obamacare. It has the backing of nearly 3/4 of the republicans in the House. The bill includes money to the states to shore up their preexisting condition pool. The bill from the Republican Study Committee, would repeal the entire Obamacare bill. It would expand health savings accounts, medical liability reform, and would eliminate the restrictions on buying insurance across state lines. Although the sponsors of the bill plan to vote on it as soon as possible, they concede that it has no chance of passing in the senate.
  • DC joins several states classifying smoking as a pre-existing medical condition under ObamaCare

    04/10/2013 1:38:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Under ObamaCare, insurers have the option of charging smokers up to 50 percent more to cover the associated higher costs of providing them with health care — but the District of Columbia, along with several other states, have decided that any plans being sold within their exchange are prohibited from adding tobacco surcharges. That simply wouldn’t be fair, you see: On Monday, the D.C. exchange’s executive board voted to prevent insurers from charging higher premiums to smokers than to nonsmokers — meaning nonsmokers are likely to pay modestly higher rates than if smoking surcharges were permitted. The District joins three...
  • HHS releases rules requiring pre-existing conditions coverage

    11/20/2012 11:36:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/12 | Sam Baker
    The Obama administration issued new rules Tuesday that require insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions one of the most popular provisions of President Obamas healthcare law. The Health and Human Services Department also began to implement other popular, but expensive, parts of the Affordable Care Act. Regulations released Tuesday will prohibit insurers from charging women a higher premium than men, and will require plans in every state to cover certain services.
  • The Better Solution for 'Pre-Existing Conditions' (No need to turn the entire system upside down)

    10/17/2012 9:11:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/17/2012 | John Goodman
    <p>Do you remember the debates over the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare? Now that repeal of the law has become a major campaign issue, it may be helpful to remember why Congress passed it in the first place.</p> <p>Early in 2010, as the climactic votes neared, a parade of the legislation's defendersfrom the House, Senate and Obama administrationappeared across the media. All had the same message: pre-existing conditions. They named the names of families "victimized" by companies that had refused to sell them insurance, had canceled their coverage or had refused to pay their medical bills.</p>
  • Romney's Sick Joke

    10/05/2012 1:18:09 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 113 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/4/2012 | Paul Krugman
    No. 1, declared Mitt Romney in Wednesdays debate, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. No, they arent as Mr. Romneys own advisers have conceded in the past, and did again after the debate.
  • Romney fleshes out health care plan

    09/09/2012 1:17:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 9, 2012 | Associated Press
    Mitt Romney disclosed on Sunday that he would keep several important parts of Barack Obama's overhaul of the American health care system, altering earlier vows for a blanket repeal of the president's most significant legislative achievement. Romney suggest he would keep provision related to pre-existing conditions and young people. "I say we're going to replace Obamacare. And I'm replacing it with my own plan," Romney said. "And even in Massachusetts when I was governor, our plan there deals with pre-existing conditions and with young people."
  • Book Casts Doubt on Obama's Health Care Story

    07/22/2011 6:28:19 AM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall dot com ^ | 7-19-11 | Byron York
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama often discussed his mother's struggle with cancer. Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995, Obama said, fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she needed to pay for treatment. "I remember in the last month of her life, she wasn't thinking about how to get well, she wasn't thinking about coming to terms with her own mortality. She was thinking about whether or not insurance was going to cover the medical bills and whether our family would be bankrupt as a consequence," Obama said in September...
  • Insurers Dismiss Administration Claims on Pre-Existing Conditions Barrier (Sebelius is a LIAR!)

    01/18/2011 12:20:02 PM PST · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/18/2011 | fox news
    House Republicans and members of the health insurance industry are dismissing as a gross overstatement an Obama administration study -- released as debate gets underway to repeal the health care law -- that says as many as half of all Americans under 65 have a pre-existing condition that could threaten their access to health insurance. The Department of Health and Human Services study, released Tuesday, concludes that somewhere between 50 million and 129 million non-elderly Americans have a pre-existing condition -- the kind of condition insurance companies can use to deny coverage. The study further found that 15-30 percent of...
  • Preexisting Condition Covered Under HIPAA???

    03/20/2010 8:36:59 PM PDT · by Letmebclear · 12 replies · 588+ views
    Fact Sheet The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA) U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration December 2004 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) offers protections for millions of American workers that improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage. HIPAA Protects Workers And Their Families By Limiting exclusions for preexisting medical conditions (known as preexisting conditions). Providing credit against maximum preexisting condition exclusion periods for prior health coverage and a process for providing certificates showing periods of prior coverage to a new group health plan or health insurance issuer. Providing new rights that allow individuals...
  • Obama Administration Warns, 129 Million Americans With a Pre-Existing Condition Could Be...

    01/18/2011 11:31:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 18, 2011 | Susan Jones
    Complete title: Obama Administration Warns, 129 Million Americans With a Pre-Existing Condition Could Be Denied Coverage Without New Health Reform Law Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks to reporters at HHS headquarters in Washington on July 1, 2010. ( Starr) ( With a health care repeal vote scheduled for Wednesday in the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, the Obama administration is warning Americans of dire consequences if the Democrats law is repealed, defunded or gutted. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius framed the Democrats argument in a news release on Monday.Sebelius pointed to a new analysis...
  • Eric Cantor: Well have a preexisting conditions provision in our new health-care plan too

    12/01/2010 8:42:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/01/2010 | Allahpundit
    Offered as a correction to this morning’s Headline item. Initially, the Hill reported that Cantor wanted to retain ObamaCare’s framework for preexisting conditions. Not so, as they now note in a postscript to the article: He wants to repeal the whole thing, then replace it with a GOP bill that will have its own, different preexisting conditions provision — but no individual mandate.How that’s going to work in practice, I have no idea. Cantor stressed that while he supports full repeal of the current law, Republicans share some of the same goals as Democrats, although they propose different ways of...
  • The 8,011-Person Crisis, ObamaCare's pre-existing condition program is a bust.

    11/12/2010 9:49:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/12/10 | staff
    Democrats think they know how to run the insurance industry better than the insurance industry, and they're getting the chance to prove it under ObamaCare. Consider the early returns on its plan to insure Americans denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. To judge by President Obama's rhetoric, the insurance industry's victims have been wandering the country like Okies in "The Grapes of Wrath." Thus ObamaCare gave the Health and Human Services Department the power to design and sell its own insurance policies. The $5 billion program started in July and runs through 2014, when ObamaCare's broader regulations kick in. Mr. Obama...
  • HHS falls short of pre-existing coverage prediction by 97.8% (The Health Crisis that wasn't)

    11/12/2010 9:19:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    255 million: The number of Americans with existing health insurance coverage.20 million: The number of Americans without any health coverage at all due to economic circumstances.375,000: The number of Americans with pre-existing conditions HHS said would apply for coverage in the first year of ObamaCare, one of the main political arguments for its implementation.8,011: The number that actually did. To judge by President Obama’s rhetoric, the insurance industry’s victims have been wandering the country like Okies in “The Grapes of Wrath.” Thus ObamaCare gave the Health and Human Services Department the power to design and sell its own insurance policies....
  • Health Insurance for Pre-Existing Condition is An Oxymoron

    04/18/2010 7:49:12 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 43 replies · 1,309+ views
    April 18, 2010 | Allan J. Favish
    To give you an idea of just one part of the chaos that the Dems have inflicted with the health control bill, here is a brief summary from a legal treatise of one small aspect of insurance law in California. As you will see, to force an insurer to provide coverage for a condition that pre-existed the beginning of the coverage, is to force the insurer to provide something that is not "insurance" as that term is presently defined in California, and probably in every other jurisdiction. Insurance is designed to protect against contingent or unknown risks of harm, not...

    04/06/2010 9:28:35 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 28 replies · 1,410+ views
    Health Care Bill Law H. R. 3590 ^ | March 2010 | Congress, Obama
    SEC. 1201. AMENDMENT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT. Part A of title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg et seq.), as amended by section 1001, is further amended (1) by striking the heading for subpart 1 and inserting the following: Subpart IGeneral Reform; (2)(A) in section 2701 (42 U.S.C. 300gg), by striking the section heading and subsection (a) and inserting the following: SEC. 2704. PROHIBITION OF PREEXISTING CONDITION EXCLUSIONS OR OTHER DISCRIMINATION BASED ON HEALTH STATUS. (a) IN GENERAL.A group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage may...