Skip to comments.Health care law's affect on Minnesota individuals: Hard to predict
Posted on 07/16/2012 6:31:52 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
People who want health insurance but don't get it from their job or the government must buy coverage on what's called the individual insurance market.
Unfortunately, it can be an unhappy place for consumers.
"A lot of people who have never tried to get their own insurance really have no idea how challenging it can be," said Kris Lang, 47, of Minneapolis.
In Minnesota and most states, insurance companies can deny policies to individuals because of an applicant's health status or risk factors. But that will change in 2014 when the federal health law requires insurers to offer policies to all comers, regardless of their health status.
(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...
...and already covered under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
One of the most important protections under HIPAA is that it helps those with preexisting conditions get health coverage. In the past, some employers group health plans limited, or even denied, coverage if a new employee had such a condition before enrolling in the plan. Under HIPAA, that is not allowed. If the plan generally provides coverage but denies benefits to you because you had a condition before your coverage began, then HIPAA applies...
There is no health insurance. It’s all about power.
Estimates are that this "little" tax will cost MN Companies like Medtronic a mere $200 MILLION and will affect the 235,000 citizens of Minnesota currently employed by these companies.
For those outside of Minnesota, it can arguably be called the Silicon Valley of Medical Device Manufacturers with companies like Medtronic having spawned many smaller startups and other related companies supporting medical device manufacturing.
MINNESOTAN's who support this TAX are absolutely NAIVE and STUPID!!
Let’s hope it cures the incorrect use of “affect” and “effect.”
“Affect” vs. “Effect” ... Don’t wish to be a grammar nanny, but if the writer shows himself to be ignorant and/or stupid in the very title, why read on?