Skip to comments.Page 16 of the House Health-Care Bill Does Not Make Insurance Illegal ( BARF )
Posted on 10/30/2009 5:08:45 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
There's been a weird talking point bubbling up that the House health-care plan makes private insurance -- sigh -- illegal. Rep. Michelle Bachmann, who breathes out crazy like the rest of us exhale carbon dioxide, warns that "on the 16th page, it says whatever health care you have now, it’s going to be gone within five years." Investor's Business Daily says, "right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal."
Sigh. Not really. Shadowfax does the lord's work and explains what's actually going on here. The short version is that your insurance doesn't become illegal. It just has to offer itself through the Exchange and follow the new rules, like not jacking up your prices because you had strep throat last year. As for the 93 percent of us who don't purchase coverage on the non-group market? Our insurers are unchanged. Scary, huh?
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You have a horse in the race. You should be more honorable here and recuse yourself from making any more comments about these healthcare bills.
Michelle Bachmann....here’s to hoping she’s on a ticket for 2012!!!
She has a GREAT conservative position on all the issues, including national security = NO AMNESTY of ANY kind!
Not on page 16? What about the other 1989 pages?
It will be gone due to inability to compete with government run plans.
IF the individual plan has to sign up on the exchange, it means it is no longer an individual plan, it is a group plan outside employer group plans. So the individual plan becomes “illegal”, even though you can “keep” your plan, so long as your plan decides it wants to switch from individual plans to group plans, and wants to meet all the new requirements of being in the exchange.
Note that Ezra freely admits that your individual plan will have to change to meet the official group plan requirements, so it effectively ends your indivudal plan and exchanges it for a group plan.