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Anthem Blue Cross Individual Business to Suspend Child-Only Coverage Effective 9/23/10
Anthem Blue Cross ^ | 9/17/10 | Anthem Blue Cross

Posted on 09/17/2010 9:19:20 AM PDT by Nachum

Anthem Blue Cross is committed to offering a broad range of products and services that meet customer needs in the changing health insurance market, and to implementing the new health care reform legislation in a way that benefits our customers and members.

We have reviewed the rules regarding the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA) limiting the application of pre-existing condition exclusions for children under 19. Unfortunately, there remains a great deal of uncertainty as to how the rules will be implemented and what the impacts might be on participating insurers.

While some carriers may continue to offer child-only policies, other carriers have dealt with this lack of clarity by choosing to discontinue new business sales of their child-only policies. Some have cited the lack of an effective mandate for individuals to obtain coverage, as well as ongoing market uncertainty. Unfortunately, this has created an unlevel competitive environment. As a result, Anthem Blue Cross has decided to suspend the sale of child-only policies indefinitely, beginning September 17, 2010.

(Excerpt) Read more at view.email.anthem.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anthem; blue; cross; individual
And so it begins
1 posted on 09/17/2010 9:19:23 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 09/17/2010 9:20:15 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
There has been a dramatic decrease in the number of Americans with health insurance since Obama stepped up and got involved.

But, I suppose that's Bush's fault.

3 posted on 09/17/2010 9:21:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: Nachum
OBAMA-CARE destroys.
4 posted on 09/17/2010 9:22:22 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: Nachum

Obama was/is intent on destroying private health insurance in America, and it looks like he’s succeeding.


5 posted on 09/17/2010 9:22:29 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Nachum

Uh oh, Pelosi is going to remove them from the government insurance pool and out of business they go ...


6 posted on 09/17/2010 9:25:31 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Nachum

[ And so it begins ]

It will end in 2262

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXbKKhEZVVk


7 posted on 09/17/2010 9:26:44 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Nachum

has the Kathleen Sebelius Inquisition Team showed up at their door yet?


8 posted on 09/17/2010 9:27:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

Health care costs will be reduced when health care insurance plays a smaller role and people begin paying the cost of their health care themselves. As fewer people are insured, the cost of health care and health care procedures will be reduced.


9 posted on 09/17/2010 9:30:42 AM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Nachum

Real glad I got my daughter’s coverage when I did. Gonna stink to be a freshman who didn’t get coverage for sports....


10 posted on 09/17/2010 9:32:38 AM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: Nachum

Obamacare is a disaster. My office-visit copays have doubled from $20 to $40. My deductibles have increased by 25%. And basic, low-cost procedures that were previously covered at 100% are now not covered.

Why? To pay the increased costs of covering more people whose insurance benefit payments will be inordinately high.

Thanks, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. If I could kick your @sses with going to prison, I’d beat you within inches of your lives.

Healthcare. Is. Not. A. Right.


11 posted on 09/17/2010 9:36:57 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

withOUT going to prison that is ...


12 posted on 09/17/2010 9:37:47 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Nachum

“if you thought healthcare was expensive. wait till it’s free”


13 posted on 09/17/2010 10:13:54 AM PDT by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
"Healthcare. Is. Not. A. Right.

Actually it is! What is not a right, in fact forbidden, is to demand someone else pay for it. That is known a slavery.

You have a right to buy or not buy health care, well you did until we allowed Washington to once again violate the Constitution.

The founders did NOT enumerate all rights for a damned good reason and that is exactly for subjects like this.

They could not possible look into the future and cover everything so they tried (too bad we failed them) to protect what was ours and only allow government a limited few. BRILLIANT IMO!

We have all creator given rights and only a few were given to the feds and those remaining were assigned to the states and the rest are still in our bucket.

14 posted on 09/17/2010 10:17:50 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Walts Ice Pick

“Health care costs will be reduced when health care insurance plays a smaller role and people begin paying the cost of their health care themselves.”

This is most certainly true. I’ve been excoriated for making the same point - because people are scared.

There needs to also be some private mechanism to deliver and pay for charity care, because government programs are sure to disappoint.


15 posted on 09/17/2010 10:18:23 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer
This is most certainly true. I’ve been excoriated for making the same point - because people are scared.

Well, most people, including most conservatives, ought to lower their expectations about the health care they will be receiving. Insurance is going to become increasingly rare and expensive procedures will soon be too expensive for the vast majority of people. With fewer people having insurance, costs will come down, though.

Yes, people are scared, but the answer is not more government or more insurance. Faith is the only cure for fear.

16 posted on 09/17/2010 10:30:54 AM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Nachum

CA and CT providers already have petitioned (and in CA won) Hikes.

Health Care Reform Has Passed : The Hikes Have Begun.

http://ppjg.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/health-care-reform-has-passed-the-hikes-have-begun/


Shrug - not surprised.


17 posted on 09/17/2010 11:04:41 AM PDT by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: Wurlitzer
How on earth is healthcare insurance a right? I have a hard time following the logic that people have a right to not pay the full cost of their medical bills.

Insurance is insurance. The provider is taking a risk that you will not cost them a ton of money. They make their money based on premiums paid from low risk policy holders. If the company is of the opinion that you are to much of a risk, then they will not insure you, or make your premiums so expensive that you can't afford it.

It's like a parachute. You get one when you don't need it, because if you need it and you don't have it, you can't get it.

18 posted on 09/17/2010 11:48:22 AM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: GOPyouth
You obviously do not excel in reading an entire post.

Had you read the entire post you would have found the logic you cannot follow so look at yourself first.

I wrote: You have a right to buy or not buy health care, well you did until we allowed Washington to once again violate the Constitution.

I also wrote they you do not have the right to have someone pay for your insurance.

People constantly use the ignorant phrase, "well I read the constitution and I don't see a RIGHT for xyz"

What on Gods green earth makes anyone other than a brain dead liberal think the founders could have enumerated every fricken right?

Good grief civics 101

19 posted on 09/17/2010 12:32:27 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer
You obviously do not excel in reading an entire post. Had you read the entire post you would have found the logic you cannot follow so look at yourself first.

I did read your entire post.

I wrote: You have a right to buy or not buy health care, well you did until we allowed Washington to once again violate the Constitution.

You had responded to the original statement that healthcare is not a right, stating that it in fact was a right. This is where I disagree with you. Yes, a person, if insurable, has the choice to buy (if financially able) or not buy insurance coverage. That does not make healthcare a right.

I also wrote they you do not have the right to have someone pay for your insurance.

If you're referring to taxpayers paying for it, I wasn't talking about that. When I say people don't have a right to not pay their medical bills, I'm referring to people without coverage who think that they have a right to be insured, therefore not having to pay 100% of their costs. My prime example is a person coming down with terminal brain cancer, then wanting to all of a sudden get covered so they aren't hit with the full brunt of the medical costs.

But, I agree that there is no right to have taxpayes pay for your medical costs.

20 posted on 09/17/2010 1:52:09 PM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: Wurlitzer

Healthcare is not a right. Education is not a right. Prosperity is not a right.


21 posted on 09/17/2010 2:43:22 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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