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Your afraid of the govt. running health care?

and these A-Holes your OK with?

Health insurers have issued guidelines saying they could deny coverage to people suffering from such conditions as acne, hemorrhoids and bunions.

One big insurer refused to issue individual policies to police officers and firefighters, along with people in other hazardous occupations.

Some treated pregnancy or the intention to adopt as a reason for rejection.

As Congress and President Obama work on legislation to overhaul the nation's health-care system, one of their main objectives is to stop insurers from denying coverage on the basis of health status. Proposed legislation would prohibit insurers from denying coverage to individuals with preexisting conditions or charging them higher premiums because of their medical history -- practices known as medical underwriting.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/18/AR2009091803501.html

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 7:35 PM on Sep. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The best solution is to get rid of ALL insurance with the exception of catastrophic for those who CHOOSE to purchase it. The problem is we have a medical business instead of health care aimed at healthy people (sick people generate a lot more profit).

    Subsidize medical training, make ALL hospitals non profit and subsidize the equipment and supplies, tort reform, and revamp the FDA completely.

    Insurance IS the problem. THEY set the limits on who can receive what care as well as how many doctors are 'allowed'. THEY create the shortages as well as set the prices. The FDA keeps approving pills that make people sicker and/or require MORE pills. The pharma companies spend more on advertising than on research ~ and we all pay for that too.

    As long as it's a 'business' it will NEVER be health care. If you want health care, you have to get rid of insurance! Before insurance, people COULD afford to go to the doctor.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 7:42 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Same thing happens with Medicaid, ask how many women on here had medicaid and were dropped around 3 months pregnant. You will get a lot! Most doctors won't take medicaid or medicare.
    Yes insurance companies need to have their arses put in check, no doubt! But what I want to see is Obama cut wasteful spending NOW like tomorrow, with in the next 2 years see a surplus "saving" build to see exactly the amount of money we would get not some half arse estimate, Then once you have that data and that surplus come to us with a Public Option. This way we know how much money a year we are "saving" by cutting wasteful spending and we don't crash the system.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:47 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I would love to see universal health care in this country. What I don't want is the government having access to my bank account and my money, charging me a fee for refusing their coverage, having any information about me and my family and our health records, or having a say in what treatment we do or do not receive.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • WOW anon basically you just completely contradicted yourself.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:17 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I am not concerned about it.
    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 8:20 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Reliable links to the actual companies and the reports where they have done this please.

    I have never known anyone that got tossed from their insurance. I love my private insurance. It has been a godsend for my child, there was no problem with his hugely expensive pre-existing condition by the way. Leave my insurance alone.

    Start naming names and providing evidence of those companies and I will be willing to fight alongside you sweet to get that kind of crap stopped. I can't do much though, if they aren't naming names.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:28 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • As so many of women on here say daily. Links please, otherwise its just opinion.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I have had some major health issues and know of alot of people who have with cancer and such and have NEVER known anyone to be dropped.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:10 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jun/17/business/fi-rescind17

    http://help.senate.gov/Hearings/2009_03_24/Pollitz.pdf

    http://www.workingamerica.org/blog/2009/06/19/losing-your-insurance-for-getting-sick/

    http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/patients/articles/?storyId=27994
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:30 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I saw it all the time as a health benefit adviser for a major insurance company. Which is a big reason why I no longer work for that company. Here are a couple of links for you to look at but you can google this stuff just like I did.

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/dropped-coverage-health-2097334-blue-consumers

    http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jun/17/business/fi-rescind17

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/09/08/politics/washingtonpost/main5294409.shtml

    http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=80751

    There is a lot more out there and some of the above links are regarding court cases in which the insurance company lost and had to pay out millions of dollars because of what they did.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

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