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Sat May 6, 2017, 07:18 PM

These pre-existing conditions wouldn't be protected by new US healthcare bill

Source: Guardian News


Pregnancy, C-sections or treatment for sexual assault could be used by insurers to inflate premiums if bill stays in current form, experts warn

Joanna Walters in New York
@Joannawalters13
Saturday 6 May 2017 07.00 EDT


Health experts expressed alarm on Friday that the new healthcare bill would allow insurers to discriminate against people with “pre-existing medical conditions”, including being pregnant, having had a Cesarean section, or having received treatment for a sexual assault or domestic violence.

A vast spectrum of dozens of illnesses and health conditions – even acne or heartburn – could be used by companies to inflate insurance premiums and make coverage unaffordable for millions of Americans if the bill ends up becoming law as currently written, experts warned.

“People are very concerned about their ability to keep their coverage and it’s for good reason,” said Cynthia Cox, assistant director of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit health research group.

Such a situation would be nothing new; it would effectively turn the clock back to the point before Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) took full effect in 2014, Cox pointed out.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/06/pre-existing-conditions-republican-healthcare-bill-repeal-obamacare

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Reply These pre-existing conditions wouldn't be protected by new US healthcare bill (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 2017 OP
Matthew28 May 2017 #1
cstanleytech May 2017 #4
DK504 May 2017 #2
Glimmer of Hope May 2017 #5
FakeNoose May 2017 #3
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #10
Crash2Parties May 2017 #6
Rollo May 2017 #7
IrishEyes May 2017 #8
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #9
FakeNoose May 2017 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:34 PM

1. This bill is just evil

How anyone could even consider supporting such a party that aims to hurt people is disgusting.

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Response to Matthew28 (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:20 PM

4. "This bill is just evil" So are the majority of todays Repugnants so it should hardly be surprising

that they would pass such a bill or try to pass one.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:00 PM

2. A friend of mine in California

asked me to not hand out or put flyers on these inbred Jed's windshield wipers. She is so worried I will be hurt she pleaded with me to stop. I did.

Now? I can't print enough flyers and blanket this Po-dunk hilly billy hell.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:30 PM

5. Fight on.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:04 PM

3. The insurance companies can't wait to triple our rates

You think it won't happen to you?

I guarantee you, it will happen to everyone. If your rates aren't tripled, they'll go up even more than that.
We might as well not even have healthcare, if this is what the government tells us we have to have.




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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Sun May 7, 2017, 12:35 PM

10. My rate has already gone up 111%.

For less health care access. I doubt it'll triple from there, although it might. But no matter: without a subsidy, I can't afford any of these high rates, anyway. So I'll be w/o insurance, until I am able to get Medicare.

I believe many will be in the same boat. Without the subsidy, they can't afford the insurance, anyway. They may be able to buy a minimal coverage or catastrophic policy. Depends on the cost. But I'm not optimistic about any of this.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 7, 2017, 12:14 AM

6. However, ED will continue to be covered of course.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 7, 2017, 04:38 AM

7. Three common pre-existing conditions...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 7, 2017, 11:31 AM

8. Pretty much everything is a pre existing condition except Erectile Dsyfunction.




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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 7, 2017, 12:28 PM

9. How is a C-section a pre-existing condition?

I don't get that.

How about erectile dysfunction? Anything associated with Viagra seems to get a pass.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #9)

Sun May 7, 2017, 09:09 PM

11. There are no women on the healthcare policy committee

Therefore all decisions have been made by men. Need I say more?

However it does appear that the Senate will rewrite this entire AHCA bill because they know what a piece of shit the House passed last week. Let's keep on top of these guys - maybe there's still hope yet.


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