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Federal government releases long-awaited health reform rules
Posted on 11/21/2012 5:30:07 AM PST by TigerClaws
Long-awaited federal rules for health insurance plans came out Tuesday, and they make clear that insurance plans that people can buy on the open market next year will look a lot like some of the most popular plans on offer now with a few big differences. As the 2010 health reform law requires, insurers will no longer be able to dump patients who are starting to cost too much, they wont be able to charge women more than men, they have to cover anyone who can pay and theyll have to pay for maternity care, eye exams for kids and for mental health services.
(Excerpt) Read more at vitals.nbcnews.com ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
Of course this is via NBC, so not only will no downsides be mentioned, they will deny that there are any downsides, or could be any downsides.
In other words, not reporting the news, or journalizing the news, but just publishing the White House press release. An unreported political donation.
posted on 11/21/2012 5:34:56 AM PST
(DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
posted on 11/21/2012 5:38:10 AM PST
by Lexington Green
(Massive voter fraud - A stolen election)
Alright. So the feds just waived their magic wands and now health insurance is ‘affordable’?
And the vast majority of us will have our plans subsidized by the gov’t? (We’ll pay.)
A healthy smoker will now pay 5 times more than an overweight person with a history of cancer and diabetes?
posted on 11/21/2012 5:45:47 AM PST
("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
the minimums of what health insurers should cover they should use the best existing plans as a guideline.
And HHS also set how much each level of plan platinum, gold, silver and bronze may require patients to pay out of pocket. Beginning in 2014, so-called bronze plans can ask patients to pay 40 percent of costs; 30 percent for a silver, 20 percent for a gold; the top-level platinum plans must pay 90 percent of patient costs. The platinum level plans may charge higher premiums, while the bronze plans will be the cheapest in terms of monthly premiums.
Soooo, the BRONZE plan will be the MINIMUM plan, which Sebelius says should be modeled after today's BEST plans! And today, if you are on a BEST plan, your out of pocket is usually around 5-10%. Now you will be at 40% AND NOTICE how not one estimate of premiums is published.
Oh, I am going to have some fun distributing this article to all of my Ill-Informed Dependency Party Obama voters, you know, those who kept telling me that once Obamacare is in place, I will have very few medical expenses.
posted on 11/21/2012 6:10:46 AM PST
by Eagle of Liberty
(Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
Wow...’they’ sure will have to pay for alot of stuff.
I wonder who ‘they’ is?
posted on 11/21/2012 6:12:12 AM PST
(Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
"So the feds just waived their magic wands and now health insurance is affordable?"
Don't you remember? Santa Claus just got re-elected.
posted on 11/21/2012 6:12:16 AM PST
(Double tap: the only acceptable gun control)
Signed by the HHS Deputy Assistant for Mandate Enforcement, U. R. Screwed.
To: Lexington Green
Which fits Soviet-style health care to a "t"
To: Lexington Green
Da... comrade obama approves.
Did they mention how FSAs are now limited to $2499/year? That cut it in half from last year!
Gotta close those loopholes on the rich, ya know!
posted on 11/21/2012 6:45:44 AM PST
by Redleg Duke
("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
“Santa Claus just got re-elected.”
Yep. Rush calls him “Baracka Claus”. - Health care will be “free”. Bwa - ha - ha - ha - ha - ha - ha!
posted on 11/21/2012 7:30:51 AM PST
(Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
To: Redleg Duke
You used to be able to deduct all medical expenses if they exceeded 7.5% of your income. That gets raised to 10% next year so that those with medical expenses get squeezed between the lower FSA limit and the higher deductible limit. Somehow paying more taxes makes care more affordable.
posted on 11/21/2012 7:36:31 AM PST
(sarcasm engaged at all times)
The key phrase being “anyone who can pay”
posted on 11/21/2012 8:18:12 AM PST
by Georgia Girl 2
(The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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