Skip to comments.White House Claims Obamacare Stops Insurance Companies from ‘Discriminating’ Against Women
Posted on 05/23/2012 1:25:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
White House Claims Obamacare Stops Insurance Companies from Discriminating Against Women By Fred Lucas May 23, 2012
(CNSNews.com) In an appeal to shore up women voters and support for the health care law, the White House and President Barack Obama have accused health insurance companies of charging women more for insurance because theyre women.
The White House Web site said the health care law will prevent insurance companies from discriminating against women and charging higher premiums to women, simply because of their gender.
Health insurance companies base premiums on projected costs not discrimination, said American Health Insurance Plans spokesman Robert Zirkelbach. Further, he said, the only time there is a cost difference between genders is among those who buy individual policies, while those covered through their employers pays the same.
The provision of the health care law requiring coverage of pre-existing conditions would change this practice of charging more, according to the White House.
Obama said on April 6 at a White House Forum on Women and the Economy. And soon, insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions like breast cancer, or charge women more just because theyre women.
Again on April 27, at a campaign event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Obama repeated the line.
Soon, insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions like breast cancer, or charge women more just because theyre women, Obama said.
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“If you can buy coverage for a pre-exiting condition, it is NOT INSURANCE.”
Exactly, but that argument’s been over for at least 70 years. Social Security was supposed to be “insurance,” which you paid into while you worked and cashed out at retirement. That was a lie. State mandated unemployment “insurance” was supposed to be insurance, but now it’s basically welfare. That word, “insurance” doesn’t mean what it used to mean anymore. It’s a magical word that makes the government look more responsible than it actually is when it robs Peter to pay Paul.
“I’m sick of this war on women nonsense. I’m tired of the notion that I need government to protect me. I’ll take care of myself, thank you.”
DITTO!!! I feel the same! Why do women on the “other side” constantly make themselves into victims that need to be “saved”? From men, from “the Church”, etc... What a bunch of bologna!
“Do insurance companies discriminate against teen boys when they charge them several multiples of the standard rate for auto insurance?
Do they discriminate against drivers with accidents and speeding tickets when they charge them higher rates?”
Yes and yes, and that’s swell because discrimination is a good thing. They’ve been telling us otherwise for a long time, but that’s because they’re full of half-truths and aren’t good with words.
Car insurance rates are based on risk factors, men under 25 are a higher risk.
Actually all insurance rates are based on risk.
Sure, this looks sh$tty, but look where they pulled it out of.On secong thought, don’t look.
tell them that you have a choice to choose a friendlier insurance company. Insurance company cannot garnish your wages or throw you in jail.
Fear the right enemy.
“Why should a single man pay for someone elses insurance coverage in the first place?”
Because of what Obama calls “fairness” and the rest of us call “socialism.”
Yes but that shouldn't deter the community organizer from demanding they be equalized.
Agree my friend. I am just shaking my head.
As with everything, the more gubmint’s involved, the more unnecessarily expensive it is.
The matriarchal society scheme will continue, until the end of the debt regime is reached.
I suppose it may differ by state.
Life insurance companies charge men more than women, all things equivalent. Will they decry men being screwed for being men?
Auto insurance charges men more just for being men, even of they have no accidents. Will they get on auto insurance companies for screwing men for being men?