Friday, November 15, 2013

ACA HEALTH CARE - Extension of Canceled Health Plans

Reminder, President Obama is the ONLY president that did anything about health care in decades.  Previous attempts failed because Congress was dragging their feet.  Is the ACA the best we could do, not really, but at least it's a good first-try.  Better than health care in the U.S. before where insurers got between you and your doctor (deigning your doctor's prescribed drugs or procedures), deigning your coverage because of pre-existing conditions, etc.

"Obama moves to allow Americans to extend canceled health plans" PBS Newshour 11/14/2013


SUMMARY:  President Obama made a move to keep his promise and put out a political firestorm by allowing people to keep their recently canceled health care plans for at least one year.  His response came after millions of Americans received cancellation notices for existing insurance policies that were not compliant with the ACA.

And from the "lets kill Obama Care" side of Congress....

"House members debate Obama's proposed fix to insurance cancellations" PBS Newshour 11/14/2013


SUMMARY:  President Obama's idea to temporarily lessen the blow for Americans whose existing insurance policies were canceled has garnered mixed reviews on Capitol Hill.  Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla.

QUESTION:  Have you ever thought WHY health care insurance is different than any other insurance, restricted 'enrollment?'  You don't have enrollment periods for your car insurance, you buy car insurance ANY time for a stated period and renew when it expires.

Now just why can't health care be sold the same way?  (without enrollment periods)

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