The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of "Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage," the "Limitation On New Enrollment" section of the bill clearly states:
"Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day" of the year the legislation becomes law."
* The self-employed can not switch from their current plan to another private plan.
* Newly self-employed can only get the government plan.
* If your company drops health coverage, you're long-term unemployed, take early retirement etc., you'll have to get the government plan--it'll be illegal to buy your own private plan.
* Dems will push everyone into the govt plan, as private plans go out of business, since it'll be illegal to subscribe to them.
Answer by tnmomofive at 11:26 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:20 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
Personally, no. I think that the upper class will be able to retain their private insurance, but everyone else will be forced to accept a horrible govt. run plan and we will all suffer the consequences of that. JMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:24 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:30 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
*Gag* How does this make insurance companies "competitive", like Obama promised?
Answer by mancosmomma at 11:32 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
Gotcha! I didn't factor in the taxation of the private plans when I was thinking about that.
So, what kind of Dr. do you want to be? Or are you already? (I am thinking you have a medical background if I am not mistaken).
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:33 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:39 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:39 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
But there are several board certified surgeons and specialists among my close family and friends network...
Lori, just curious, what do they say about the govt. Health care reform and how do they say health care should be reformed?
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:43 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 11:44 AM on Jul. 16, 2009