by Clark Newhall
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Here is the bad news from the House of Representatives with a timeline for the most massive bailout ever — the bailout of the private for-profit insurance industries. Looks like they have until 2018 to make all the money they can.
Based on this, I think we should tell liberal Democrats to dump health reform NOW or we will dump Democrats. No bill at all is better than a bailout of the private insurance industry at taxpayer expense.
Prepared by the Committees
on Ways & Means, Energy & Commerce, and Education & Labor October
29, 2009 1
America’s Affordable (HAR HAR HAR — THE JOKE’S ON YOU, MR TAXPAYER) Health
Choices (OH YEAH, YOU GET TO CHOOSE WHICH DANGEROUS INSURANCE PRODUCT YOU ARE FORCED TO BUY) Act
INSURANCE MARKET REFORMS
ENDS HEALTH INSURANCE
RESCISSIONS: Prohibits abusive
practices whereby health insurance companies rescind existing health insurance
policies when a person gets sick as a way of avoiding covering the costs of
enrollees’ health care needs.
NEW LIMITS ON PRE-EXISTING
CONDITION EXCLUSIONS: Prior to the
bill’s complete prohibition on pre-existing condition exclusions beginning in
2013, reduces the window that plans can look back for pre-existing conditions
from 6 months to 30 days and shortens the period that plans may exclude
coverage of certain benefits. It also prohibits insurers from limiting or
denying coverage based on acts stemming from domestic violence.
Or if you’d rather read it as a pdf file:
Affordable Health Care for America Act
Friday, 30 October 2009
On October 29, 2009, House Democratic leaders unveiled the Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962. The three panels with jurisdiction over health policy in the House have been working together as one committee to develop a single bill that fulfills President Obama’s goals of reducing health care costs, protecting and increasing consumers’ choices, and guaranteeing access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans.