Private health insurance not banned on page 16 of the House bill

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    PolitiFact | Private health insurance not banned on page 16 of the House bill

    I've heard this myth being spread around this board constantly lately about how Obama is going to ban private health insurance.

    Well, PolitiFact also got a lot of emails on the issue and did some investigating themselves. They found it to be a Pants on Fire ruling, the biggest wrong you can get in their ratings.

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    "Jennifer Tolbert, the foundation's principal policy analyst, told us that Page 16 doesn't outlaw private insurance. "There will be individual policies available, but people will buy those policies through the national health insurance exchange," she said."


    If you have to go through a government "exchange" instead of being able to shop the open market for a policy, it is no longer private.
     
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    Looks like English isn't a first language for some.
     
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    Did you even take the time to look up what it is?

    http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rid=31812

    Edit: Currently getting a even more detailed link.
     
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    Here is that more detailed link I said I was going to find:

    Understanding the National Health Insurance Exchange - Legislation Articles

    The Washington Post reported on a study done by the Commonwealth Fund,
    Again, I'd suggest knowing what you're commenting on before saying what you think it is.
     
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    Tell me please.. Will I be able to buy a private insurance policy OUTSIDE of the government exchange?
     
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    And they obviously don't understand the meaning of "grandfathered".
     
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    "Grandfathered" means that eventually there will be no private plans for those who follow.
     
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    I have no crystal ball, so I'm unable to tell you. Especially since this is not even by far the final bill, and plenty of things will be changed.

    You seem to not get the fact that all companies may they be private or public must still follow a set of rules. The ones on the NYSE just have to follow more rules in being more transparent than the ones that stay private such as Subway.

    In the current form, The National Health Insurance Exchange is something similar to that except it's all private health insurance companies. I'm not sure how they get into this, although I assume they must follow a preset of rules. (Such as not disallowing people because of pre-existing conditions, or not kicking them off because of that or something along the lines of that. So down the road, the company can't screw you over.)
     
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    And there you have it....You really have absolutely no idea what you're defending.
     

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