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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:19 PM

3.1 million young adults - 62,000 Americans with pre-existing health conditions

Those are the big winners today!


About 3.1 million young adults gained health insurance through a provision that allows them to stay on their parents' policies until age 26. In addition, nearly 62,000 Americans with pre-existing health conditions, who would otherwise be uninsurable, gained coverage through the government's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs). Those enrolled will be able to stay in the program until it expires in 2014. At that time, they'll be eligible to buy health insurance through state-based insurance marketplaces scheduled to be up and running by fall 2013.



http://www.webmd.com/medicare/news/20120628/supreme-court-health-care-law-decision?ecd=wnl_nal_men_062812

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:40 PM

1. My daughter is BiPolar

and has switched jobs 3 times. Yes, insurance has covered her pre-existing condition, but this is in a liberal state. Health insurance is NOT the same across the country, even with the same insurance corporation.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:45 PM

2. Also, seniors with Medicare saved $3.9 Billion on Prescription Drugs.....

and 32.5 MILLION PEOPLE have taken advantage of no-copay preventative services.

Not to mention that an additional 15 million people still can't get health insurance coverage because of preexisting conditions, and they will start getting able to purchase insurance again in 2014.

This is really a great day for the USA!!!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:50 PM

3. Our family's health care bill so far this year -

for routine care (and we have not yet had the largest routine expenses): $23,500.

Our family is a winner, at the moment, because $11,400 of it is for my daughter who would currently have no insurance coverage but for the ACA.

Our family will be a bigger winner in 2014 when she will be able to purchase her own health insurance, despite medical costs for disorders that - in a good year - run at around $60,000. (In a bad year, her costs will be more than $500,000). Because it is unlikely that she will always be able to work full time because of her health, in the years she can't work the cost of her insurance will be subsidized.

I'd prefer single payer - but I'll take insurance that cannot reject her and is not priced based on having good health.

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