The easiest way to understand the debate over preexisting conditions in health-care coverage — a debate fueled this week by Jimmy Kimmel’s repeated disparagement of the new Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare — is to look at the Obamacare website.
As of writing, Healthcare.gov explains what protections the Affordable Care Act provides to those with conditions that, before the bill’s passage, may have resulted in denial of coverage or sharply increased premiums.
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“All Marketplace plans must cover treatment for pre-existing medical conditions,” it reads. “No insurance plan can reject you, charge you more, or refuse to pay for essential health benefits for any condition you had before your coverage started. Once you’re enrolled, the plan can’t deny you coverage or raise your rates based only on your health.”
That’s the law under the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare). Not only must insurers offer those with preexisting conditions coverage, they can’t charge people more for having those conditions and can’t refuse to pay for essential health benefits — a slew of treatments and services defined elsewhere on the site.
Senate Republican leaders bowed to pressure from within their own ranks Tuesday and postponed a vote to overhaul the Affordable Care Act until after the July 4 recess, raising doubts about their ability to fulfill one of their party’s core political promises.
The delay, which now exposes lawmakers to a barrage of lobbying as they face their constituents over the holiday, has left a measure orchestrated to pass swiftly this week now teetering in the balance. But, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had little choice after five Senate Republicans said they could not support a move to bring up the bill this week in the wake of a new budget analysis of the bill’s impacts.
Conservatives are blasting the plan for leaving too much of the existing law in place, while a coalition of patient advocates, doctors and senior citizens’ groups have joined Democrats in decrying its proposed cuts to the Medicaid program and rollback of taxes imposed on the wealthy.
There are times, when I think that government does not car for the working poor or the disable. Now, they are going after the elderly. This is a problem and all of us need to talk about it, because we are getting older. It does not make sense to talk away something that people need, and people need health-care.
MSN news reported, ” The Sеnаtе рlаn wоuld rеduсе fеdеrаl ѕреndіng tо hеlр реорlе аffоrd рrеmіumѕ fоr іndіvіduаl hеаlth іnѕurаnсе роlісіеѕ ѕіgnіfісаntlу mоrе thаn undеr thе Hоuѕе vеrѕіоn. Thе Sеnаtе’ѕ vеrѕіоn wоuld сut ѕреndіng оn tаx сrеdіtѕ bу $408 bіllіоn bу 2026 — соmраrеd wіth а $276 bіllіоn rеduсtіоn іn thе Hоuѕе рlаn. Thе dіffеrеnсе, іn раrt, іѕ bесаuѕе thе Sеnаtе’ѕ vеrѕіоn wоuld nоt реrmіt реорlе wіth іnсоmеѕ bеtwееn 350 реrсеnt аnd 400 реrсеnt оf thе fеdеrаl роvеrtу lеvеl tо quаlіfу fоr tаx сrеdіtѕ аnd wоuld rеѕtrісt fеdеrаl hеlр tо hеаlth рlаnѕ ѕоld thrоugh thе ACA’ѕ mаrkеtрlасеѕ. Thе Sеnаtе wоuld tіе thе tаx сrеdіtѕ tо ѕkіmріеr hеаlth рlаnѕ thаn thе сurrеnt ѕubѕіdіеѕ. And whіlе thе Sеnаtе bіll wоuld рhаѕе оut thе ACA’ѕ Mеdісаіd еxраnѕіоn mоrе ѕlоwlу thаn thе Hоuѕе lеgіѕlаtіоn, сutѕ tо thе рublіс іnѕurаnсе рrоgrаm fоr thе рооr ѕtіll wоuld ассоunt fоr bу fаr thе lаrgеѕt ѕhаrе оf thе rеduсtіоn іn fеdеrаl ѕреndіng undеr thе Sеnаtе bіll — $772 bіllіоn оvеr thе соmіng dесаdе.”
I wonder how far will this administration go to discredit the former President. With a cloud of destruction over it’s head. There is a storm coming and God know where the winds are going to blow. I try to be objective, but when you have the true person acting out it is hard to do. The actions and the facts speak for themselves.
CNN reported that Media coverage of the President’s charges that Obama did little to halt Russian meddling meanwhile tend to obscure the fact that the current President has so far done little to defend the US electoral system. Trump tries to shift hacking focus to Obama 04:48 Still, it is not clear whether Trump’s targeting of Obama, consistent with his political strategy of seeking an enemy, will have lasting rewards. Obama on Senate bill: It’s ‘not a health care bill’ It can’t do much to dispel the biggest cloud over his administration: Eventually, special counsel Robert Mueller will decide if Trump or his campaign aides have a case to answer on their alleged links with Russia, or whether the President obstructed justice in his firing of FBI Director James Comey. And more immediately, the President will likely have to answer more comprehensively how he plans to protect future elections from interference. Spicer could only cite a cybersecurity executive order and a commission on voter fraud Monday, when asked how Trump has responded to allegations of Russian meddling so far.
Real leaders tend to be those who flee away from any types of position relating to power, and they rarely speak about themselves because that simply isn’t where their thoughts and feelings tend to …
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