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Funds run low for health insurance in state ‘high-risk pools’ (ObamaCare)
Washington Post ^ | February 15 2013 | N.C. Ainznman

Posted on 02/16/2013 2:30:26 AM PST by GlockThe Vote

Tens of thousands of Americans who cannot get health insurance because of preexisting medical problems will be blocked from a program designed to help them because funding is running low.

Obama administration officials said Friday that the state-based “high-risk pools” set up under the 2010 health-care law will be closed to new applicants as soon as Saturday and no later than March 2, depending on the state.

But they stressed that coverage for about 100,000 people who are now enrolled in the high-risk pools will not be affected.

“We’re being very careful stewards of the money that has been appropriated to us and we wanted to balance our desire to maximize the number of people who can gain from this program while making sure people who are in the program have coverage,” said Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. “This was the most prudent step for us to take at this point in time.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coward; driven; obamacare
We have to pass the bill first so we can see what is in it.
1 posted on 02/16/2013 2:30:41 AM PST by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

Send the bill to Nancy. Maybe if she gets enough of them she will realize what a stupid ass she really is.


2 posted on 02/16/2013 2:42:00 AM PST by satan (sic semper tyrannis)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I guess all of the yet to be born hemophiliacs will have to get their clotting factors with out of pocket expenditures.


3 posted on 02/16/2013 2:42:51 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Our son, single father, and our grandson both have pre-exising conditions. They have no insurance and we are really concerned about the coming 0care and its high cost that our son will be made to purchase.


4 posted on 02/16/2013 2:50:11 AM PST by raisincane (November 6, 2012 - I'm announcing my retirement at work; becoming a taker.)
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5 posted on 02/16/2013 2:54:42 AM PST by devolve ( -------- -- --It is not where Obama was born that is the problem - it is where he*s living now--)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Tens of thousands of Americans who cannot get health insurance because of preexisting medical problems

I thought ObamaCare made it law you can't be denied for pe-existing conditions?

Of course this doesn't mean they can't charge you an am and leg.

6 posted on 02/16/2013 2:54:42 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

r

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7 posted on 02/16/2013 3:05:34 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: raisincane

Everyone has pre-existing conditions.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 3:35:43 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: GlockThe Vote

It’s already falling apart, and most of it hasn’t even gone into effect yet.


9 posted on 02/16/2013 4:00:00 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: GlockThe Vote
“What we’ve learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the health-care system to be run,” Cohen said.

So saith DHHS now.

10 posted on 02/16/2013 4:04:10 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Right after the election


11 posted on 02/16/2013 4:26:24 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: Timber Rattler

As private health care closes down and the Government takes over , people who DO have health insurance now will be unprotected.

This is nothing but a huge Boondoggle, that one day 5 years from now the Democrats will try to blame on Republicans or George Bush.


12 posted on 02/16/2013 4:30:19 AM PST by Venturer
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To: GeronL

Actually once fully in force they can’t. They have to charge everyone a “community” rate. That means old farts like me will get a bargin, while young healthy people pay through the nose. Well I guess they can charge EVERYONE. An arm and a leg.....


13 posted on 02/16/2013 4:32:59 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Timber Rattler

That’s not a bug, that’s a feature. It was designed to fail so that the sheeple would accept single payer...


14 posted on 02/16/2013 4:34:32 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Verified benefits for a potential new patient of one of my doctor clients last month. Pt is in a high risk pool. Lady at insurance carrier explained plan to me and stated “It’s all government funded and honey, there are lots of fingers in that pot so be careful because there’s not much money left”. Told pt they would have to pay contract rate and then if insurance paid, we would refund his money. Insurance denied because funds for billing period were exhausted. Pt had no idea what kind of a plan he was in and thought it paid “for everything”. So buyer beware.


15 posted on 02/16/2013 5:22:38 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You want to go the the corner grocery store to get a bottle of milk.

You walk there and buy the milk and walk home. Cost - a few bucks and half and hour of time.

Under zero care: You have to wait for the 747 to load up the whole neighborhood and then fly to a different store in a different state where there is no milk left in the government store. And it cost “only” 50 per cent of your paycheck. And you still have to walk home.


16 posted on 02/16/2013 5:24:11 AM PST by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: Venturer

“As private health care closes down and the Government takes over, people who DO have health insurance now will be unprotected.” Along with all those who were promised to be protected under uncle sugar.
The whole intent of the program is to bankrupt the private medical industry and replace it with a govt run system.
But it can never have enough funding unless they rape all of our private savings and investments. And even then it will be on the level of Cuba or worse.

It is all about control. People control.


17 posted on 02/16/2013 5:43:45 AM PST by Texas resident (I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on FR)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You cannot “insure” pre-existing conditions.

The problem is that we’ve destroyed our productive economy to the point where there is no longer enough “slack” to carry those who have such conditions that require expensive care.

A vibrant and healthy economy allows for society to bear the costs of those whose life depends on expensive treatments, drugs, procedures that they cannot pay for.

An over-regulated, anemic socialist economy will leave those people to die.

The natural reaction if you have one of these conditions, or have a loved one with the same is to “socialize” the costs for them - but it is exactly the wrong solution.

The private market has gotten so expensive, and medicaid has reached the point of non-performance that it is probably unavoidable that many of the poor souls with chronic pre-existing conditions dependent upon expensive medical care will either spend their lives waiting in line for socialized care (if lucky) or will die waiting for “the system” to provide the care that they need simply to live.

Socialism won’t get the blame, by the way. Only “greedy” people who simply want to keep a portion of their own moey will.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 5:48:56 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: GlockThe Vote

The Single Payer Solution...
Coming to theaters near you in 2014.
Never let a manufactured crisis go to waist.


19 posted on 02/16/2013 7:19:44 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Sacajaweau
Everyone has pre-existing conditions.

Yeah, it's called Obamaosis.

20 posted on 02/16/2013 7:24:08 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“We have to pass the bill first so we can see what is in it. “

Look, there’s Cloward-Piven in there!


21 posted on 02/16/2013 7:38:01 AM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Bshaw

How many are enrolled, not disclosed. Number thrown out as needing to enroll derived how? Article only meant to inflame and alarm. Typical. Overwhelm the system until it collapses. Yes, that is C-P alright.


22 posted on 02/16/2013 1:29:06 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Cloward-Piven in action. Overwhelm the system. I’m sure the folks who designed this abortion knew this would happen. All part of the plan to get to single payer.


23 posted on 02/16/2013 8:30:03 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

exactly


24 posted on 02/16/2013 8:31:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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