Health care bill, what will affect you this year. Timeline
Young adults will be able stay on their parents' insurance until their 26th birthday.
Seniors will get a $250 rebate to help fill the "doughnut hole" in Medicare prescription drug coverage, which falls between the $2,700 initial limit and when catastrophic coverage kicks in at $6,154.
Insurers will be barred from imposing exclusions on children with pre-existing conditions. Pools will cover those with pre-existing health conditions until health care coverage exchanges are operational.
Insurers will not be able to rescind policies to avoid paying medical bills when a person becomes ill.
Lifetime limits on benefits and restrictive annual limits will be prohibited.
New plans must provide coverage for preventive services without co-pays. All plans must comply by 2018.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:57 AM on Mar. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by Tummysmomma at 4:44 AM on Mar. 28, 2010
I'm against the part you couldn't be bothered to mention that also kicks in this year. The tax hikes and premium increases that will ultimately lead to this:
"In reality, if you strip out all the gimmicks and budgetary games and rework the calculus, a wholly different picture emerges: The health care reform legislation would raise, not lower, federal deficits, by $562 billion." New York Times
So tell us, OP, why do you support inflating the deficit to enact a program that won't actuallly work unless congress agrees to pass additional funding as discretionary spending independantly every year?
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:45 AM on Mar. 28, 2010
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