Obama admin. to 'allow' insurers to charge higher rates for sick children

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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    *shrugs shoulders* .....its not quite an exemption, since its a mass decree, but close. That is another exemption or adjustment to correct for the ....wait for it.........I said wait for it.....


    unintended consequences of Obama care.



    U.S. to Let Insurers Raise Fees for Sick Children
    By ROBERT PEAR
    Published: October 13, 2010


    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, aiming to encourage health insurance companies to offer child-only policies, said Wednesday that they could charge higher premiums for coverage of children with serious medical problems, if state law allowed it.

    Earlier this year, major insurers, faced with an unprofitable business, stopped issuing new child-only policies. They said that the Obama administration’s interpretation of the new health care law would allow families to buy such coverage at the last minute, when children became ill and were headed to the hospital.

    In September, the administration said that insurers could establish open-enrollment periods — for example, one month a year — during which they would accept all children.

    Now, on Wednesday, the administration, answering a question raised by many insurers, said they could charge higher premiums to sick children outside the open-enrollment period, if state laws allowed such underwriting, as many do.

    Insurers “can adjust their rates based on health status until 2014, to the extent state law allows,” said Jay Angoff, director of the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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    rest at-
     
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    What a failure. Wrecks a system and doesn't even accomplish what he lied about setting out to do.

    Defund this bullshit.
     
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    How is it close? There's nothing in the legislation about community rating for child-only (or any) insurance policies prior to the opening of the exchanges in 2014 and thus there's nothing to exempt anyone from. There's only a guaranteed issue provision; what HHS is doing now is clarifying strategies insurers can use through 2014 for deterring adverse selection.
     
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    so thats what you take issue with? My use of exemption...waiver...that better? ...oh no, sorta of a wink and a nod, a please go right ahead cause we made a boo boo...so you may petition the commissions for a raise in rates.

    hey dude!!!your house is on fire......huh what? Oh darn I have hole in my sock.

    Jesus Christ dude. Sell it somewhere else, okay?
     
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    The premise of your thread is that something here was adjusted, waived, or exempted to mitigate the effects of the law. This, of course, is false as HHS has merely restated what ACA itself says.

    So yes, I take issue with your thread being entirely inaccurate. Weird, huh?
     
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    Yep it's innaccurate all right......well except for the part where Obama said people won't be charged more for pre-existing conditions........
     
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    Yeah.

    Those "Unintended consequences" are a bitch ain't they??
     
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    There is no end to the horrors and no way to measure the mess that Obama and his "committees" have made and are making. With that guy, it's just one stupid and dangerous thing after another.

    We made a terrible mistake supporting that man and electing him to office.
     
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    This whole thing is Columbus legislation. They didn't know where they were going when they started, they didn't know where they were when they got there and they are doing it all with someone else's money.

    Nobody knows what's in this abortion and every time another tid bit comes to light, it stinks worse than the last tid bit.

    Defund this thing before it gets any worse.

    If you want to spend tax dollars to insure the uninsured, then do that. Make it a clean and trackable program and leave the rest of us alone.

    Hoax and chains: Tickle up poverty for America.
     
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    I've said it many times. Obamacare simply forgot that the objective was to insure more people by making insurance more affordable. It's the more affordable part they forgot. Instead they decided on more control.
     

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