Obama's Healthcare plan: working for those with pre-existing conditions.

  • nanidesukedo

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    Jan 25, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    Further proof and reasoning why the Obama Healthcare Plan, while not perfect, certainly does have several good parts that should not be quickly abandoned:

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    There are certain protections afforded to individuals under the healthcare law that are crucial to the health of our country. The addressing of pre-existing health conditions is just one of them. For those who have never had to deal with a pre-existing health condition, the horrors or receiving adequate care are very, very real and the healthcare plan has been a literal godsend.

    Please see: Http://www.PCIP.gov
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    powerful photo. thanks for posting it. But to those opposed to Obamacare look at her and shrug "so what?"
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidpowerful photo. thanks for posting it. But to those opposed to Obamacare look at her and shrug "so what?"


    She makes the argument better than I can, because she had a life threatening condition, but I can tell you that any graduate student (myself included) with a pre-existing condition is thankful for Obamacare as well, as it allowed us to get back on our parents' healthcare plans through the age of 26... Insurance companies DO NOT have one's best health interest in mind, and, why should they? They are a company and are trying to make money. However, in the overall picture of healthcare, business profits shouldn't ever come before someone's life. Having been turned down from multiple insurance companies, having almost had to enter a high risk pool, and then signing up for a university "last-ditch" insurance program that takes everyone but covers nothing except absolute emergencies (and even covers those so very poorly), the horrors of the phrase "pre-existing health condition" are real.
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidpowerful photo. thanks for posting it. But to those opposed to Obamacare look at her and shrug "so what?"


    And those types of people are called..evil.
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    Newt Gingrich would repeal HCR, even the provision that allows one to stay on their parents plan till age 26. Says the reason the provision is in place because young adults cant get jobs. Hed rather give young adults jobs so they can get their own insurance.

    How out of touch can you get? Not all young adults are looking for jobs- some are in college. And not all jobs offer health insurance. If you have a pre-existing condition, u would not be able to get health insurance.

    Typical Republican. Repeal repeal repeal HCR but no real solutions to take its place.
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
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    wrestlervic said
    Upper_Cdn saidpowerful photo. thanks for posting it. But to those opposed to Obamacare look at her and shrug "so what?"


    And those types of people are called..evil.



    Right... doesn't matter if Obamacare's forced mandate to purchase insurance is unconstitutional, does it?



    Did anyone tell this to Mitt Romneycare?
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    catfish5 said
    southbeach1500 said
    wrestlervic said
    Upper_Cdn saidpowerful photo. thanks for posting it. But to those opposed to Obamacare look at her and shrug "so what?"


    And those types of people are called..evil.



    Right... doesn't matter if Obamacare's forced mandate to purchase insurance is unconstitutional, does it?



    Did anyone tell this to Mitt Romneycare?


    Why would anyone have to tell this to him, as he has already stated that the first thing he would do upon assuming the office of President would be to grant all 50 states a waiver from Obamacare?



    And what would he replace it with? The plan he put in place in Massachusettes- Romneycare?
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    Jan 25, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    catfish5 said
    southbeach1500 said
    catfish5 said
    southbeach1500 said
    wrestlervic said
    Upper_Cdn saidpowerful photo. thanks for posting it. But to those opposed to Obamacare look at her and shrug "so what?"


    And those types of people are called..evil.



    Right... doesn't matter if Obamacare's forced mandate to purchase insurance is unconstitutional, does it?



    Did anyone tell this to Mitt Romneycare?


    Why would anyone have to tell this to him, as he has already stated that the first thing he would do upon assuming the office of President would be to grant all 50 states a waiver from Obamacare?



    And what would he replace it with? The plan he put in place in Massachusettes- Romneycare?


    Why don't you ask him?


    He doesnt have an answer. No solutions....
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    Jan 25, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    Don't listen to Mr Liar catfish,

    Romneycare is also mandatory.

    http://takebackthegop.net/politics/newt-likes-romneycare/
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    Jan 25, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    Yes. They said they havent thought that far ahead. Just trying to fire up their base with some meaningless rhetoric. First honest thing i actually have heard from the Romney campaign.
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    Jan 25, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    another group benefiting from the health care overhaul:

    "Medicare's prescription coverage gap is getting noticeably smaller and easier to manage this year for millions of older and disabled people with high drug costs. [T]hanks to discounts and other provisions in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law...."

    http://news.yahoo.com/ap-newsbreak-medicares-drug-coverage-gap-shrinks-140356865.html
  • JP85257

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    Jan 25, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidNewt Gingrich would repeal HCR, even the provision that allows one to stay on their parents plan till age 26. Says the reason the provision is in place because young adults cant get jobs. Hed rather give young adults jobs so they can get their own insurance.

    How out of touch can you get? Not all young adults are looking for jobs- some are in college. And not all jobs offer health insurance. If you have a pre-existing condition, u would not be able to get health insurance.

    Typical Republican. Repeal repeal repeal HCR but no real solutions to take its place.

    You become an adult when you turn 18. Why should you stay on your parents health insurance? It takes away motivation to get out and do something with your life.
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    Jan 25, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
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    catfish5 saidNewt Gingrich would repeal HCR, even the provision that allows one to stay on their parents plan till age 26. Says the reason the provision is in place because young adults cant get jobs. Hed rather give young adults jobs so they can get their own insurance.

    How out of touch can you get? Not all young adults are looking for jobs- some are in college. And not all jobs offer health insurance. If you have a pre-existing condition, u would not be able to get health insurance.

    Typical Republican. Repeal repeal repeal HCR but no real solutions to take its place.

    You become an adult when you turn 18. Why should you stay on your parents health insurance? It takes away motivation to get out and do something with your life.


    Because college students have no way of getting comprehensive medical coverage.
  • nanidesukedo

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    Jan 25, 2012 6:38 PM GMT
    JP85257 said
    catfish5 saidNewt Gingrich would repeal HCR, even the provision that allows one to stay on their parents plan till age 26. Says the reason the provision is in place because young adults cant get jobs. Hed rather give young adults jobs so they can get their own insurance.

    How out of touch can you get? Not all young adults are looking for jobs- some are in college. And not all jobs offer health insurance. If you have a pre-existing condition, u would not be able to get health insurance.

    Typical Republican. Repeal repeal repeal HCR but no real solutions to take its place.

    You become an adult when you turn 18. Why should you stay on your parents health insurance? It takes away motivation to get out and do something with your life.


    And here we see real republican values: They don't support education. According to your post here, you expect all people to come out of HS and take on full-time jobs that have benefits. No support at all given to people who want to get an education: undergraduate, professional, or graduate.

    Speaking of motivation and doing something with your lives, this overhaul in healthcare has made it more easy for those young people to get out and do something with their lives.
  • nanidesukedo

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    Jan 25, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    catfish5 said
    JP85257 said
    catfish5 saidNewt Gingrich would repeal HCR, even the provision that allows one to stay on their parents plan till age 26. Says the reason the provision is in place because young adults cant get jobs. Hed rather give young adults jobs so they can get their own insurance.

    How out of touch can you get? Not all young adults are looking for jobs- some are in college. And not all jobs offer health insurance. If you have a pre-existing condition, u would not be able to get health insurance.

    Typical Republican. Repeal repeal repeal HCR but no real solutions to take its place.

    You become an adult when you turn 18. Why should you stay on your parents health insurance? It takes away motivation to get out and do something with your life.


    Because college students have no way of getting comprehensive medical coverage.


    Right... I had no comprehensive medical coverage when I was in college from age 18 to 22.


    That's because there were various mandates that allowed, depending on the state and federal laws, for kids to stay on, regardless of college status through either the age of 22 or 23 (more evil laws and mandates by the various governments!!).

    Unfortunately, this doesn't allow protection for those who seek higher education or those who are in flux after undergraduate education.