Answer by AutumnLybbie at 9:51 AM on May. 27, 2010
Answer by 29again at 3:05 PM on May. 26, 2010
Answer by mamakirs at 3:11 PM on May. 26, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on May. 26, 2010
It doesn't. It just creates more questions.
First, the law sets up a new system, beginning later this year, for reviewing unreasonable premium increases. Most insurers will have to tell the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services why a raise is necessary and post their reason online for the public.
At this stage, no one is sure what “unreasonable” means, says Cheryl Fish-Parcham, deputy health policy director for Families USA, an independent consumer health advocacy group in Washington. This definition, along with other rules, will be spelled out in regulations the department will issue in the coming weeks.
Well, there is a question! Who is to decide what is reasonable?
Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on May. 26, 2010
Here is another one:
Can insurers charge more for the family plan—raise premiums, deductibles, copayments, etc.—because it will be extended to adult children?
No one knows yet. But as one skeptical New York parent says, “It’s an additional cost, so someone will be paying for it.” Santillo said this will be one of the many details spelled out in the federal regulations that will be issued by Sept. 23. The regulations serve as directions on how to follow what Congress has written in the law.
Yep, no one knows.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on May. 26, 2010
Wow, I found another unanswered question!
Does the adult child have to live with the parents in order to be covered by their insurance?
Santillo said no. But whether they can live in a different state or country will be addressed in the forthcoming regulations.
So if you kid is away at college, maybe it will pay, maybe it won't.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:49 PM on May. 26, 2010
And now for the BAD NEWS, and notice it says most, but not all. Yep, middle class and poor will be seeing some of those cost increases as well.
First, here’s the bad news: Expanding coverage to 32 million people, providing subsidies to buy insurance, closing the Medicare drug coverage gap and other health care reforms aren’t free. But most of the taxes fall on wealthier Americans
Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on May. 26, 2010
Answer by mamakirs at 3:54 PM on May. 26, 2010
Apparently it doesn't. Frankly, there is so much in the HCR bill that hasn't been spelled out, it only logical to be skeptical. Support of the bill is going down, now that people have actually had the opportunity to READ IT.
"Support for repeal of the new national health care plan has jumped to its highest level ever. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of U.S. voters now favor repeal of the plan passed by congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in March."
Answer by mancosmomma at 4:07 PM on May. 26, 2010