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HHS MOVES TO CANCEL MORE INSURANCE PLANS
Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Mike Flynn

Posted on 04/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them.

Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare.

Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a way to mitigate against the high deductibles applicable to many insurance policies available on the Obamacare exchanges (fixed indemnity plans are not Obamacare-compliant, but they are seen by some consumers as pairing nicely with Obamacare-compliant insurance).

But the HHS rule would effectively ban them, overriding regulation that has up until now been the preserve of state governments. The rule would state that these plans can only be sold to consumers where that consumer also purchases Obamacare-compliant insurance.

It is difficult for fixed indemnity providers to determine definitively whether a given customer carries Obamacare-compliant insurance. The proposed regulation may also conflict with state laws pertaining to fixed indemnity. This uncertainty creates a regulatory nightmare for insurers, threatening to cause insurers to stop offering fixed indemnity coverage altogether, whether consumers like it or not.

"This latest proposed Obamacare regulation, like many before it, isn’t even a remotely plausible interpretation of the statutes that Congress actually passed", wrote Ed Haislmaier, a senior fellow at Heritage Foundation. "This latest “fix” is worth fighting — both to keep the lifeboats intact during this dangerous voyage and to keep a sound insurance option in place for the long haul."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; agenda; bho44; bhohhs; democratcare; donkeycare; healthinsurance; hhs; insurance; jackasscare; marxismfascism; obama; obamacare; obamalies; rationing; unconstitutional
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1 posted on 04/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

They’ll make your compliant plan Non-compliant with a stroke of the pen.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 11:42:53 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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3 posted on 04/18/2014 11:50:15 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Jim Robinson
<>But the HHS rule would effectively ban them, overriding regulation that has up until now been the preserve of state governments.<>

It is absurd to think we still have a republic.

But hey, just keep voting every two years and our freedoms will be restored.

4 posted on 04/18/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse.)
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To: massgopguy

I’m wondering when this will happen to Christian health sharing ministries.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 11:51:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jim Robinson

Change the “rules”? Whatever happened to “laws”, which fall under the scope of Congress and states?


6 posted on 04/18/2014 11:57:21 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: MrB; All

We will run out of doctors well before all of this takes effect...

Too many will not be able to support this socialized healthcare system...


7 posted on 04/18/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Jacquerie

We don’t have one, haven’t for some years. Hussein is going to make sure that those who are productive are forced to live at the same level as the parasites, except for the self-appointed “elite”. When the incentives to be productive are removed from all except the leeches at the very top, and the remaining product of the productive is handed over to the leeches at the bottom, they will have achieved their goal.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 11:59:50 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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9 posted on 04/18/2014 12:05:22 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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10 posted on 04/18/2014 12:08:14 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: MrB

“I’m wondering when this will happen to Christian health sharing ministries.”

I suspect that’s who this administration is targeting.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 12:09:32 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Jim Robinson
Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare.

Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a way to mitigate against the high deductibles applicable to many insurance policies available on the Obamacare exchanges (fixed indemnity plans are not Obamacare-compliant, but they are seen by some consumers as pairing nicely with Obamacare-compliant insurance).

But the HHS rule would effectively ban them, overriding regulation that has up until now been the preserve of state governments. The rule would state that these plans can only be sold to consumers where that consumer also purchases Obamacare-compliant insurance.

PFL

12 posted on 04/18/2014 12:14:14 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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The rule would state that these plans can only be sold to consumers where that consumer also purchases Obamacare-compliant insurance.

But paying the tax also makes a person "compliant" with the health care mandate, does it not?

13 posted on 04/18/2014 12:19:18 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: Jim Robinson

No one should be surprised that these Marxists are taking away freedom. It’s what Communists do.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 12:29:55 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Yup. And the extreme Marxist/fascist B. Hussein Obama has put the slide into communism on steroids.


15 posted on 04/18/2014 12:31:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

You have to CANCEL MORE INSURANCE to get them to sign up for some insurance


16 posted on 04/18/2014 1:11:04 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: mrsmel
Well, things look dim. The solution will not be found within our artificial two party system.
17 posted on 04/18/2014 1:12:45 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Vote for whoever moves to cancel HHS.


18 posted on 04/18/2014 4:28:50 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Dick Bachert

19 posted on 04/18/2014 4:30:17 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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20 posted on 04/18/2014 4:32:26 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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This is what I have called Cancer Jackpot insurance (actually it’s usually called Critical Illness Insurance). Bad news, you have cancer; Good news, you now have (at least) 50K to spend on deductibles, health insurance permiums, vacation, cocaine, hookers or anything else you want.

But seriously, it provides a little extra measure of security at a very scary & insecure time in people’s lives. And now HHS wants to take it away, because it’s a desired product, and the only way it can get more sign-ups for ObamaCare it to prohibit all actually valuable insurance products.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 7:00:34 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Jim Robinson

I hope that everyone that gets cancelled voted for Obama.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 8:46:12 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Jacquerie
The solution will not be found within our artificial two party system.

I've been seeing this and saying this for years.

FMCDH(BITS)

23 posted on 04/19/2014 6:58:55 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Or the no questions asked hardship exemption.


24 posted on 04/19/2014 8:33:24 AM PDT by matt04
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To: massgopguy

Harry REID said Obama Care was only a step toward the single payer system, so when the outcry becomes loud enough....the government will put everyone, and I mean everyone on Medicaid...hence, it will become a single payer system with a new name.

When that happens, the real doctors and clinics will have closed, and the non compliant hospitals will be banned as unusable, and the long lines that exist in England and Canada will be evident. Death panels will come next denying certain groups and people necessary surgeries and treatments with no alternatives. A complete destruction of the once terrific American Health Care System.


25 posted on 04/19/2014 8:56:19 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: stevie_d_64
With all the problems that we have has anyone called for impeachment or don't we do that anymore,just ask in.
26 posted on 04/19/2014 10:00:49 PM PDT by primrose (PRIMROSE)
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To: primrose; All

The question of impeachment is simple...

Are the actions by our government/administration concurrent to the conditions needing to be met for high crimes and misdemeanors???

Is the ongoing changes (destruction) to our economy, society, moral and core Constitutional liberties and freedoms meeting that criteria???

I’m not defending these facts...I am just pointing out that there are not a lot of people in the right positions, or enough of them (us) to bring this up to a point of discussion outside this forum...

And those that have tried, the articles of impeachment have been buried along with those

Go take a look at H.R. 411

Illuminating to say the least...If you can find what its status is...


27 posted on 04/20/2014 7:38:47 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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