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Hey, about that Health Insurance?

Did you hear about the testimony regarding rescinded health insurance? Some pretty appalling stuff here about private health insurance companies, and what they do without regulation. I heard some of the testimony from the horses' mouths, so to speak, and was absolutely disgusted. It was a 3 hour hearing, but there were a few choice snippets regarding people's coverage that was canceled by the insurance company through no fault of their own, triggered by people getting expensive illnesses. The insurance companies investigated, took faulty diagnoses from Drs and other minor things and used it to yank coverage, bankrupting and even killing people. The CEOs admitted it, and then said they would not stop.
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stacymomof2

Asked by stacymomof2 at 12:12 AM on Jul. 27, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • and you think UHC will be better how?? this and other problems need regulation but not a complete overhaul. And such things are not common.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:15 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/includes/templates/library/flash_popup.php?pID=287048-1&clipStart=&clipStop


     


    I know it's long to watch, I am trying to find a concise, unbiased summary.  This is the kind of stuff that happens when companies are allowed to operate outside the law, in effect, to make their own laws.  In other words, if it is not specifically illegal, they do it.

    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:15 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • And such things are not common.
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    Carpy, they are killing people that were honest on applications and faithfully paid premiums. If it happens one time the company should have to be held accountable. But guess what, they are allowed to get away with it!
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:17 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Of course you would say there not common, wouldn't you carpy? cuz, heck you sale health insurance after all. Wouldn't be doing your job if you admitting that Those things are very common and happen all the time and to much.


    and you think UHC will be better how?? this and other problems need regulation but not a complete overhaul. And such things are not common.

    soonmommyof3

    Answer by soonmommyof3 at 12:19 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • I think universal health coverage would be better because there would be coverage for people who have their coverage unethically yanked! It's obvious! And as far as people acting like UHC is a dirty word, what in the heck is so horrible about ever person having access to medical care.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:25 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • whoops every, not ever
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:25 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • The Obama plan has many restrictions and people can still be refused treatment. Good luck suing the Government when your Government plan says getting a kidney transplant when you are 55 is not something they want to pay for. You should accept your fate and get over it. When you have a mentally disabled 6 year old that needs treatment for a highly treatable cancer. Your child is denied care and allowed to die since on the calculation system that will be put in place by someone not yet chosen will choose who gets treatment and who does not. How is this any better? It will be worse because we will pay more for it and get even less than we do now.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Carpy, they are killing people that were honest on applications and faithfully paid premiums. If it happens one time the company should have to be held accountable. But guess what, they are allowed to get away with it!

    I never said they didnt need to be accountable for it did I?? I said they do need some regulations but NOT obamas plan. Andno I dont sell health insurance.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:31 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Anon :28 your speculations are just that. Of course, some people will be denied some things. But your examples are complete BS with no basis in reality. Making up stories about hypothetical denials of coverage is not convincing. Also, as I stated in the OP, this is already happening, and worse. You could not be dropped from gov coverage and told you will have to pay them back for treatments you received, as the insurance companies now do.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:33 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • really. could have fooled me.


     

    soonmommyof3

    Answer by soonmommyof3 at 12:39 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

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