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Obama Health Plan Won’t Cover All Pre-Existing Conditions

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    You may have heard President Obama trumpet in many recent speeches his plan to have government run health insurance cover everyone's pre-existing medical conditions. As an example, he said to the American Medical Association on June 15, 2009:

    "That is why we need to end the practice of denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions. The days of cherry-picking who to cover and who to deny--those days are over."

    That certainly sounds like signing up for one of the government insurance plans, no matter what ails you, will get you covered, doesn't it?.........

    .............So who will be writing your insurance policy? According to the President's plan, a new bureaucracy known as the "Health Benefits Advisory Committee." It will be made up of 27 people, and guess how many have to be a treating doctor: One.

    So if you believe President Obama's quote to the AMA means that if you sign up for government insurance your pre-existing condition will automatically be covered, - you're wrong, and so is the President. You'd better read the fine print on whether the gang of 26 bureaucrats plus one doctor is going to cover your pre-existing condition or not. President Obama is giving them the power to not cover you.

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  2. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

    Jun 8, 2006
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    First let me say I love the next paragraph, then we see a guy working for the only non-biased news source begin taking several acres of writing space and parts of various legislations to make his case. This is after admitting that coming to this conclusion was not easy for a guy who practiced insurance law for nearly 20 years. Perhaps it's tough because what he is trying to prove isn't there.

    The Health Benefits Advisory Committee sets the floor for the public option not the ceiling. They determine the minimum of what will be covered and not the totality.