Skip to comments.Remember Obama Saying People With Pre-Existing Conditions Shouldn't Pay More? Yeah, Well...
Posted on 02/16/2014 8:59:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Along with Barack Obamas promise of if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan, was his declaration that people with pre-existing conditions shouldnt be penalized.
Yeah, well, that was then and this is now. People with serious pre-existing diseases, precisely those Obama said the Affordable Care Act would help, could find themselves paying for expensive drug treatments with no help from the healthcare exchanges.
Those with expensive diseases such as lupus or multiple sclerosis face something called a closed drug formulary. Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute explains:
If the medicine that you need isnt on that list, its not covered at all. You have to pay completely out of pocket to get that medicine, and the money you spend doesnt count against your deductible, and it doesnt count against your out of pocket limits, so youre basically on your own.
But didnt Obama pledge multiple times to help those with pre-existing conditions, a: get covered, and, b: control their cost of healthcare? Heres the reality, according to Dr. Daniel Kantor, who treats MS patients and others with neurological conditions:
So it could be that a MS patient could be expected to pay $62,000 just for one medication. Thats a possibility under the new ObamaCare going on right now.
Moreover, Dr. Kantor worries that this may drive more patients to not buy their medicines, which we know is dangerous, he says. We know MS can be a bad disease when youre not treating it. When youre treating it, for most people they handle it pretty well, but we know when you dont treat (it), its the kind of disease where people end up in wheel chairs potentially.
And so it continues. What began with the botched rollout of a website, continued with millions of health insurance cancellation notices, and will undoubtedly face a year when the other shoe continues to drop, we are in the midst of doing exactly what Nancy Pelosi infamously said before the bill became law: we are finding out whats in it and we dont like it.
Well, gee, it’s almost like the law was NEVER INTENDED TO HELP PEOPLE AT ALL.
Certainly it’s more fair to make men and young Americans pay more than their fair share, right???
They cost the system less but pay the “same” as everyone else, except they don’t really.
It didn’t begin with the botched website rollout -it began with the bill that the Democrats passed. The botched website rollout was just the beginning of our finding out how bad it was.
I don’t remember his ever saying this. All he, Pelosi and Reid said was that ObamaCare was going to be a jobs program like the Job Corpse and was going to make da conomy “boom” again. People need to stop thinking ObamaCare is about health care. It’s about jobs. SEIU jobs.
I’m worried about my 70 YO spouse. She’s on medicare plus my retirement insurance but she has Parkinson’s and is on her second set of deep brain simulators. When the battery’s run down it’s 60K. She has a couple years to go... I don’t know if they will replace them next time...
Truly an evil regime.
Well, I’ve got a plan “b”.
Mexico? Canada? The Philippines?
Agreed. The price of that “free” healthcare may be your LIFE!
Cat’s out of the bag. This is the part where we see who makes the cut.
This is grossly misleading.
There is an exceptions process for non-formulary medications based on medical need. The physician has to make a case and justify the use. Then it is covered like a brand name. Same as it’s always been.
The proper plan B for eliminating Obamacare.
If the ballot box fails only idiots will just die helplessly, or rely on small arms.
Nope... None of the above. There just LI batteries. They are sealed inside a titanium shell and are not replaceable. But of course they are... And they are implanted just under the skin. And, I insisted when they replaced them the last time, that since “I” paid for them, I wanted to old ones. After a bit of fighting I got them. They plug in just like any modern device with a plug. If worst comes to worst, I can replace the batteries and I can do the surgery to replace them. I am an Engineer after all.
Just a FYI:
Medical Tourism Philippines (MTP)
“This is grossly misleading.”
And... the buzzing of the bees and the cigarette trees and the soda water fountain. The lemon-aid springs where the blue birds sing on the big rock candy mountain.
Thanks but She will die without these devices... They would still have to replace them. Medtronics, the manufacturer is laying off thousands because of the new tax on these things.