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So, I called my insurance company yesterday after hearing this to find out if they were going to retract my cancellation notice. They just snickered at me and basically said that my coverage was history and I'm never getting it back. I'm one of the ones that loved my coverage. I wasn't happy about the premium, like I'm sure no one is, but the coverage itself was great and I had no complaints. This crap ain't gonna happen. It's just more lies.
This week, Obama unilaterally decided to tell insurance companies that they could now allow sale of plans in the individual insurance market that Obamacare had prevented, forcing five million Americans off the health plans they liked. As Ken Klukowski of Breitbart News has written, this is a violation of the Constitutional separation of powers:
Obama’s announcement is a flagrant and undeniable violation of his constitutional duty under the Take Care Clause. The provisions of Obamacare causing enormous trouble for insurance plans are mandatory, and only Congress can change those parts of the Affordable Care Act.
Don’t expect the same “I’m sorry” from House Democratic leaders.
In a news conference Thursday after a meeting with White House officials, the top four Democrats said they won’t apologize for that promise, instead defending the language of the Affordable Care Act — their prized legislative achievement.
[.of those that got coverage..including half on Medicare/Medicaid..they were satisfied with the QUALITY of health care...while the SAME poll showed the vast MAJORITY being UNSATISFIED with COST.
Can't take your BS seriously.
the sky is blue, and Obama is bad... another typical day on ATS....maybe the staff can change the title of this thread to "BASH OBAMA"...
Nearly three months before the rocky Oct. 1 launch of HealthCare.gov, senior managers in charge of creating the online exchanges repeatedly warned of problems with the site -- with one voicing concern the team might "crash the plane at take-off."
The warnings were included in internal emails that were released Friday by Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Two series of internal emails in July between officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including HealthCare.gov project manager Henry Chao, detailed struggles with the creation, development and implementation of the website.
Problems also included staff shortages and significant issues with the software, according to the documents.
You actually got something right. Welcome to the fold.
the sky is blue, and Obama is bad... .
"House Approves an ObamaCare Fix" and "Bill Passes to Reinstate Coverages".
Chatting with people this am who all have "private pay" insurance and/or are all business owners or married to one.Yes some have kids both younger and older.
The "general consensus" is that this "plan" needs to be SCRAPPED...it's lost any/all credibility.The "tone" is to "do nothing."
Absolutely nothing.Set up trusts to protect interests if you have them and to do nothing except start putting aside cash for a "medical emergency" should one arise.Focus on being pro-active, most are "anti drug/vaccine" of any kind as well.Educated and fired up for sure,LOL!
Ages from say 27-60.
Not one in the group of say 20 "afflent" women are going to bite on being FORCED to buy this crap in fact several have suggested that the new "concierge medical" services that are springing up around here might be the "way to go..."
I understand it wouldn't be a great option for the seriously ill but basically you pay a "yearly subscription" I believe the number $2,200.00 was mentioned and get OUTSTANDING care from a group of doctors in high-regard. It would included twice yearly exams with bloodwork and xrays if needed, emergency care appointments within 24 hours, wellness seminars, house calls (yep house calls!) 24 hour "contact via phone/text", discounted prescriptions, and a myriad of other services, discounts and cash options were available
Fee paid in advance.I'm guessing you'd probably want some cash in reserve or a "backup" insurance but it sure sounded like it made a LOT more sense thanthe current cluster of "options" being thrown at us!
I guess my point IS that there ARE other possible "solutions and options" that might even WORK or at least are worthy of consideration, especially if you are "young" or "more fit and healthy" or simply don't require much in the way of what "insurance" SUPPOSEDLY provides?
Food for thought! The prevailing arttitude this am was,"Let them come after me..."
Here's the thing. The ACA does not address the reasons why medical care is expensive.
To authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013'.
SEC. 2. IF YOU LIKE YOUR HEALTH CARE PLAN, YOU CAN KEEP IT.
(a) In General- Notwithstanding any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (including any amendment made by such Act or by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010), a health insurance issuer that has in effect health insurance coverage in the individual market as of January 1, 2013, may continue after such date to offer such coverage for sale during 2014 in such market outside of an Exchange established under section 1311 or 1321 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 18031, 18041).
(b) Treatment as Grandfathered Health Plan in Satisfaction of Minimum Essential Coverage- Health insurance coverage described in subsection (a) shall be treated as a grandfathered health plan for purposes of the amendment made by section 1501(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.