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  • Jimmy Kimmel ĎApologizesí for Using Sonís Medical Crisis to Score Political Points

    05/09/2017 7:34:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | May 9, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Jimmy Kimmel returned to his late-night show after a week-long absence Monday, where he used his monologue to update his audience on the health of his newborn son and confront those who criticized his widely-watched monologue on the subject during a broadcast last week. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host unloaded on Republican lawmakers in his first monologue back Monday, and called on Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La) to explain why ďthe vast majority of Republican politiciansĒ are against Americans having health care coverage. But before that, Kimmel addressed the reaction he received after he made an emotional plea last week for...
  • The Pre-Existing Lie: A tiny fraction of the population are affected and they will be covered

    05/09/2017 12:25:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2017 | Rich Lowry
    If youíve only followed coverage of the Republican health-care bill loosely in the media, you might believe that House Republicans, after much effort, passed legislation to deny people with pre-existing conditions health insurance. The issue of pre-existing conditions has dominated the debate over the GOP health-care bill out of all proportion to the relatively modest provision in the legislation, which is being distorted ó often willfully, sometimes ignorantly ó into a threat to all that is good and true in America. The perversity of it all is that the legislation is properly understood as doing more to preserve the...
  • Republican congresswoman: My son has a pre-existing condition, and that's why I voted for the AHCA

    05/08/2017 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Counter the narrative The left/media narrative on people with pre-existing conditions is one of the most dishonest Iíve ever heard. To listen to them, youíd think everyone who is sick will be tossed off their insurance by the AHCA. Hereís the truth: First, the concern about pre-existing conditions deals solely with people who donít currently have insurance and want to get it. That is a very small subset of the overall population of people who have some sort of health issue. If you already have insurance, and youíre sick or you get sick, nothing changes for you. The problem is...
  • No, the AHCA Doesn't Make Rape a Preexisting Condition

    05/07/2017 4:17:56 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    ©2017 Reason Foundation ^ | May. 5, 2017 11:45 am | Elizabeth Nolan Brown|
    Nothing in the new Republican health care bill specifically addresses sexual assault or domestic violence whatsoever. What it does say is that states can apply for waivers that will allow insurance companies, under certain limited circumstances, to charge higher premiums to people based on their personal medical historiesóthat's it. (States that are granted the waivers must also set up special high-risk insurance pools to try and help defray costs for these people.) Under Obamacare, no such price variances based on preexisting conditions are permitted. Historically, conditions that could trigger higher premiums or coverage denials have been mostly chronic diseases and...
  • Don't be fooled on pre-existing conditions here are the facts and how it will affect you

    05/07/2017 1:33:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 90 replies
    People In Charge of Change ^ | 5/6/2017 | Jason Wisneiwski
    Donít be fooled by Dems on ďPre Existing ConditionsĒ. Here are the facts and how the new GOP health law will affect you Posted by Jason Wisniewski May 6, 2017 Action, Protecting America - Protecting our Freedom, Something YOU can do Let me begin this post by saying I am a licensed Independent health insurance broker with 10 years of experience mostly in the Medicare, Group & Individual insurance markets. †I represent my CLIENTS and myself, not one particular company or lobbying organization. †My goal is to have happy customers and to be able to make a living with products...
  • People share their "Pre-Existing" health condition stories (TR)

    05/06/2017 4:50:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 123 replies
    ABC 7 NEWS ^ | 06 MAY 2017 | GILLIAN MOHNEY
    Twitter users concerned about the bill passed the House to repeal and replace Obamacare are sharing their personal health stories on Twitter under the hashtag #IamaPreexistingCondition. The hashtag started to trend hours after Republicans in the House narrowly pushed through the American Health Care Act, which would drastically remake health care in the U.S. By midday Friday ET, it had trended worldwide with about 146,000 tweets so far. Some celebrities joined in.
  • Dear Republicans, Shame on you for making it harder for women to report rape

    05/04/2017 4:58:25 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 47 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 5/4/17 | Dani Bostick
    By making rape-related medical treatment a preexisting condition, you have become an ally of rapists. It is hard being the victim of a sex crime, and you just made it harder by voting for a healthcare bill that includes an amendment making the medical treatment of rape a preexisting condition. Youíve provided one more obstacle for women who want to bring their perpetrators to justice. This latest impediment to reporting is not only unfair, it will make our communities less safe.
  • The little tweak that's about to give Trump a big win on health care

    05/03/2017 7:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Vox ^ | May 3, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    House Republicans look to have the votes they need to pass their embattled health care bill. All it took, apparently, was adding a few billion dollars to the bill, to provide cover to moderate lawmakers who had been reluctant to support it. This latest change, added to the American Health Care Act on Wednesday night with a vote expected less than 24 hours later, steers an additional $8 billion to reduce insurance costs for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Experts say the funding is still short of what is actually necessary to keep many of those patients from experiencing insurance...
  • $8 Billion Deal Gives Crucial Momentum to G.O.P. Health Bill

    05/03/2017 1:59:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 3, 2017 | By THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR
    Two Republican lawmakers who had come out against the House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act earlier this week reversed course on Wednesday and threw their support behind the plan after securing more money to help people with pre-existing medical conditions. Representatives Fred Upton of Michigan, an influential voice in Republican health policy, and Billy Long of Missouri, a close ally of President Trumpís, told reporters after a meeting with Mr. Trump on Wednesday that the latest revisions had won them over. Those included $8 billion in additional funds over five years to supplement the insurance of people with...
  • In the House, some GOP members bow to media's pre-existing conditions scam

    05/04/2017 7:42:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 05/04/2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    The House vote on the GOPís Obamacare repeal bill is down to the wire, with dozens of Republicans waffling as ďundecideds.Ē Whatís the holdup? Ninety-six percent of people who have to buy their own insurance stand to benefit from this bill, which will likely drive down premiums by double digits. The remaining 4 percent ó those with pre-existing conditions ó will be protected by a federal fund to subsidize their insurance costs. They wonít get priced out of the market, because the fund will pay the lionís share of their premiums. But some Republicans are running scared. Although the bill...
  • Trump clarifies Anderson Cooper remarks on Obamacare mandate

    02/19/2016 12:54:46 PM PST · by springwater13 · 249 replies
    Donald J. Trump ‚ÄŹ@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 ‚Äď 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: ‚¶Ā Repeal every word of Obamacare, including the ban on pre-existing condition exclusions. ‚¶Ā Refuse to legalize Obama¬ís illegal subsidies if King wins King v. Burwell. ‚¶Ā Refuse to build a state exchange no matter who wins King v. Burwell. ‚¶Ā Restore access to indemnity (catastrophic) policies ¬Ė true health insurance ‚¶Ā Offer individual insurance pre-birth, with ownership linked to the baby. ‚¶Ā 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 doesnít cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care. ďIím doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs,Ē Coburn said on MSNBCís ďMorning JoeĒ on Tuesday when asked about his health. ďFortunately ó even though my new coverage wonít cover my specialist ó Iím going to have great care and I have a great prognosis.Ē The Oklahoma Republicanís 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 ďpre-existing medical conditionĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôt be fair, you see: On Monday, the D.C. exchange¬ís executive board voted to prevent insurers from charging higher premiums to smokers than to nonsmokers ¬ó 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 ó one of the most popular provisions of President Obamaís 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 defendersófrom the House, Senate and Obama administrationóappeared 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
    ďNo. 1,Ē declared Mitt Romney in Wednesdayís debate, ďpre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.Ē No, they arenít ó as Mr. Romneyís own advisers have conceded in the past, and did again after the debate.