All we’re trying to do is to make sure that those decisions that are being made in the private marketplace aren’t discriminating against people because they’re already sick; that they are making sure that people get a good deal from the health care dollars that they are spending.
Many carriers in the Chicago Area, will exclude pre-existing conditions for twelve months or more. Aetna will not exclude those conditions if you have creditable coverage for at least 18 months. They either accept you or they do not. The first question I ask when someone tells me they have a medical condition is, “do you want to get them covered?”. Dealing with a broker can save you more time so you do not apply with a carrier to find out you have to wait 12 months, to use the coverage.
There are no economic reasons to give the government more control over health care given that it has financially botched everything it has touched. Government healthcare is a political move not an economic one.
If Obamacare is passed with 55 votes in reconciliation and the public continues to distrust it, we may see political fall-out like you never imagined.
By 2009, PROFIT and POLITICS had become more important than People. Who really cares about the health of a nation when people take a back seat to politics and profit?
One thing Americans like is playing by the rules. They love underdogs. They hate bullies. But can Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid, and several others survive this sham? Time will tell. Hopefully, there will be compromise and a solution that gets 70 or 80 votes.
Democrats and Republicans alike battled over health care reform while people like me were dying all around them. Only four years ago, in 2005, 186,467 women and 1,764 men were diagnosed with breast cancer. 41,116 women and 375 men died from the disease that same year.* Could nobody understand that these numbers represented People?
First off, CAUSA, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Coalition, states that this was a, “Bipartisan bill.” A bipartisan bill is one that would have equal support between both major parties in government. Both the Democrats and Republicans in government would have to agree on the bill. The passing of the house health care bill was accomplished by having a strong majority of Democrat’s votes, and one Republican vote. That does not make this a bipartisan vote, or bill.