Skip to comments.Health Reform: A Year-by-Year Rundown of What Happens and When
Posted on 03/23/2010 2:51:31 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
The historic health overhaul that President Obama signed on Tuesday (in advance of further "fixes" in a reconciliation bill) will make sweeping changes in our health system. They include new consumer protections, expanded coverage of the uninsured, penalties for people and businesses who don't buy insurance, attempts to control rising costs, and Medicare savings and new taxes to pay for it all. Here is a year-by-year look at what's in store, assuming final Senate passage later this week of a package of amendments to the landmark bill both chambers already have passed:
Adults who can't get coverage because of a pre-existing medical condition can join a high-risk insurance pool (this is an interim step pending the launch in 2014 of competitive health insurance marketplaces and premium subsidies).
Insurance companies will have to issue policies for children with pre-existing conditions. They will not be allowed to revoke existing policies if people get sick. Lifetime limits on coverage will be banned in new coverage and annual limits will be restricted. Preventive services will be fully covered, with no co-pays or deductibles. Coverage will be available for dependent children until they turn 26. Get the new PD toolbar!
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So if Obama gets reelected in 2012, he doesn't care about the tax increases, he's set until 2016 and can't run for reelection. But if a republican gets elected, they will get the blame for the massive tax increases that happened on their watch.
Why the hell are they reducing Flex-Savings accounts’ limits? Bastards.
The insurance companies will be doomed about 2 years after this kicks in what 2016 ? then the govt will run it all.
BUMP and PLACEMARK