Fundamental change. It's what the people voted for.
Obama broke it but he wants everybody else to fix it.
Did I hear the IRS is going to play by the same rules at tax paying time?
In other words, a threat. Not getting paid? Doesn't matter. Extend coverage anyway and if you don't you're excluded from the xchange in 2015. Talk about dictatorial Govt...
The administration had predicted that up to 400,000 people would enroll in the high-risk pool. In fact, about 135,000 did so, but the cost of their claims has far exceeded White House estimates, exhausting most of the $5 billion provided by Congress.
So they got a quarter of projected participants, but money has ALREADY run out?
Looks like that's exactly what they're being asked to do. They are being urged to allow people into the program who pay either nothing or partial payment.
And if they don't, they may not be able to continue on the exchange in 2015.
Heard Krauthammer with Greta talking about Sebelius changing the law/rules today and he said something like “she can’t just change that law”. Well, she did and Hussein has changed it over and over and what the hell difference does ANY law make? If you don’t like “x” law, then do whatever you want. I’ve had it with the whole bunch of nation killers.
With every passing day we get yet another taste of this crap sandwich that is 0bama(doesn’t)care.
Keep your doctor? Nah.
Keep your plan? Nah.
Sixty year old man? You need maternity care.
Keep your efficacious medication plan? Nah.
Only have a few more ‘productive’ years per the actuary charts? We’ll have to cut your care options.
I am both amazed and greatly saddened that the American people can’t see this for the hoax that it is. Every FReeper knows this is merely part of Zero’s plan for nationalized health care. But, even with all these stories about lost coverage, sky high premiums, deductibles and copays, there is no march on the DC. There is no outcry from the people.
Perhaps the sheeple are really just lemmings and mindless of the pending precipice that spells the doom of this grand experiment.
Perhaps we are due to write the dirge.
Unbelievable! They pass laws changing the rules on these companies, give them a short time to comply, and then put public pressure on them to act in a way that is not in their own self interest.
This is clearly statism. It's unconstitutional in many ways.
Now the Gov't is pushing insurance companies to do the same thing.
In case anybody thought we don’t have government run healthcare yet.
It’s really not that uncommon for insurers to do this as long as the application date fell within a no lapse of coverage period and you pay the premiums retroactively. The application date vs. the date all members on a policy are covered can take six weeks these days. You need certificates of birth and marriage license, certificates of credible coverage from previous insurer, and any COBRA letters qualifying you for an out of open enrollment period entry to the plan.
So doctors are to treat people they aren't contracted to be paid for? Maybe the doctor should extract payment from the patient who could be reimbursed by Insurance/Obamacare. Yep that would work. Same goes for non-formulary drugs.
These DC people don't understand how it works.
Chinese fire drill.
I’m thinking that if insurance companies do these things, they will be breaking more than one State insurance law.
But I reserve the right to be wrong.
Surely they know that those providers OUTSIDE the network have not negotiated the prices and will charge the insurance companies a small fortune.
Thus, the insurance companies won’t do it. The providers KNOW the insurance companies won’t do it. Next up? Single payer!