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Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by WillowTree, Mar 20, 2010.

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    an insurance company be forced to give coverage for a pre existing condition?
     
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    They can deny coverage to anyone they want and that's the way it should be. Banks deny loans, resturants deny service, any single individual can deny anything they want and we are going to isolate insurance companies this right? If so, what's next? Oh..... That's right, individuals will be denied the right to not have health care coverage.
     
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    Because Obama said so and he used to be a Community Organizer.
     
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    I'm on the fence over pre-existing conditions. While I agree that private companies have the right to turn people down. On the other hand, it is morally reprehensible to leave people without protection through no fault of their own. I happen to think we need to think creatively about how we solve this one. It may be that companies could be required to cover a certain percentage of those people and that their premiums are subsidized in some way - that may mean that everybody picks up a portion. I would be comfortable with that. I would not be comfortable with paying for those who choose not to have insurance. And I do believe that people should not be forced to have insurance.

    We have to balance freedom with humanity.
     
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    I'm on the fence too but for these assholes to say they want reform for that reason is a lie. Even if insurance companies covered this, Obama and the kooks would still jam this kind of legislation down our throats ........
     
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    Yea, I agree. But a lot of people are desperate.... the unemployed, those with pre-existing conditions, etc. I can understand their enthusiasm to get some help. The problem is that they are prepared to sacrifice everyone else for their needs. That is not right. But we cannot continue to allow this thing to go un-dealt with.

    This should have been sorted out decades ago. Administration after administration ignored it... There has to be a sensible, straightforward way forward that does not result in everyone losing for the sake of the few.... but we really need to help those few.
     
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    because they are a regulated industry?
     
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    your alarm is typical of right wing lunacy: unwarranted and silly.

    other nations cover such things and they have equal to better health care delivery, and cost burdens than the US does.FRONTLINE: sick around the world: five capitalist democracies & how they do it | PBS


    try educating yourself on this before posting inane alarms.
     
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    you can't have it both ways. the only sustainable model is one where everyone has insurance.
     
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    I'm not alarmed. You're an asshole. Just sayin'.
     

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