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So much for covering pre-existing conditions under Obamacare

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    People with serious pre-existing diseases, precisely those the president aimed to help with ObamaCare, could find themselves paying for expensive drug treatments with no help from the health care exchanges.

    Those with expensive diseases such as lupus or multiple sclerosis face something called a "closed drug formulary."

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute explains,"if the medicine that you need isn't on that list, it's not covered at all. You have to pay completely out of pocket to get that medicine, and the money you spend doesn't count against your deductible, and it doesn't count against your out of pocket limits, so you're basically on your own."

    The plan had claimed it would rescue those with serious pre-existing conditions.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-existing-diseases-could-face-expensive-drug/
     
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    You didn't think the Obamunists were telling the truth, did you?
     
  3. Gina B

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    They already are. I cycle from natural to prescription for lupus, and the costs have skyrocketed. In my support group, the results of the costs of medication and insurance appear devastating for a number of people. It's horrible to hear. I'm upping my research into what can be done from a more natural approach, not just for myself, but others. I live in a city now and am severely limited in what I can do in comparison to the past. It's rough because systemic lupus has so many side issues and affects so many systems. It's not something you want to have and not have health insurance with.

    The ACA has impacted so many, even those of us who are not counted in the "impacted by" group. The true cost is much higher than appears to be reported.
     
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    As I've said before, though I'm all for universal healthcare, I think the ACA is a terrible way to go about it. Once the insurance and drug companies got involved in the lobbying the bill never was going to help do what I could...or should.

    I know the idea of universal healthcare isn't a popular idea here, but I support it. The ACA is not the way to go about providing it though.

    One note about pre-existing conditions here, as I understand the bill, it is simply that pre-existing conditions are no longer dismissible or the means for limiting coverage. As I understood it, this was only to apply to insurability.
     
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