(1) IN GENERAL.A group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage may not establish
(A) lifetime limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary; or
(B) except as provided in paragraph (2), annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary. (2) ANNUAL LIMITS PRIOR TO 2014.With respect to plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014, a group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage may only establish a restricted annual limit on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary with respect to the scope of benefits that are essential health benefits under section 1302(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as determined by the Secretary. In defining the term restricted annual limit for purposes of the preceding sentence, the Secretary shall ensure that access to needed services is made available with a minimal impact on premiums.
(b) PER BENEFICIARY LIMITS.Subsection (a) shall not be construed to prevent a group health plan or health insurance coverage from placing annual or lifetime per beneficiary limits on specific covered benefits that are not essential health benefits under section 1302(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to the extent that such limits are otherwise permitted under Federal or State law.
- See more at: http://thanksobamacare.org/index.php?id=11#sthash.idy4QrCk.dpuf
So biggovernment, I suggest you learn a few more facts. DU loves facts not fiction. Enjoy your stay.
I just posted this comment in a thread to Cha, it fits here too..
To the GOP and the Tea Potty.
You gave kudos and accolades Reaagun for tripling the deficit, yeah! You swooned over him and still do. Go team!!!
You cheered GWB and his band of merry men. Remember them? The ones that took us into two wars, one that was completely unrelated to 9/11. You let them throw a credit card on the table and said go for it! The card had a zero amount of funds on it. You hid that under the table. You lied to us.
George Walker Bush and all the rest of the GOP nearly brought America to it's knees. Our economy was on the brink of disaster from your policies. You guys, yes I am speaking to you, Bush is gone yet you remain and are continuing to destroy America. Nothing new here, you refused to pay for the wars under Bush and you are refusing to pay for a budget you approved now. It's the job of congress to set the budget and then pay its bills when due, yet once again you prove to be dead beat dads! You refuse to meet your obligations. You refuse to do your job! You refuse to pay for what you have spent. You are beneath contempt!
What the hell took you so long to get mad? Oh yeah, I got it. We have twice elected a black President.
One that is actually making progress for real hard working Americans and you just can't now or ever get over that.
You would be pitiful if I had one ounce of pity in me.
They remind me of Bacchus
They swill their wine while they piss on the rest of us.
Hope that picture was alright to post.
Thanks freshwest, excellent thread!
This is a must see.
Remember where we were, at the beginning of President Obama's term. Remember. Then see what he has accomplished. I know it, I have watched it, yet it amazes me still to see it again. We have gone from despair to recovery. We have made such beautiful headway.
George W. Bush and the Republican party brought us to our knees. They destroyed us. They continue to do that.
The Republicans have lost all credibility.
So it's our time now. We not only stand with the President, we get the hell out there and vote. One voice, with that we can say no to them.
We vote for change.
Finally it's our time now. No one is going to tell me this is not our time. I have no intention of letting anyone take that away from me!
Our Dear Sweet Children~
All of Us ~ A Window to Our Future
He sure as hell does! He has our back. He stands with us. He stands with all of us.
Born on September 8, 1954, in Tylertown, Mississippi, Ruby Bridges was 6 when she became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school, having to be escorted to class by her mother and U.S. marshals due to violent mobs. Bridges bravery paved the way for continued Civil Rights action and shes shared her story with future generations in educational forums.
When Ruby and the federal marshals arrived at the school, large crowds of people were gathered in front yelling and throwing objects. There were barricades set up, and policemen were everywhere. Ruby, in her innocence,first believed it was like a Mardi Gras celebration. When she entered the school under the protection of the federal marshals, she was immediately escorted to the principal's office and spent the entire day there. The chaos outside, and the fact that nearly all the white parents at the school had kept their children home, meant classes weren't going to be held.
Ostracized at School
On her second day, the circumstances were much the same as the first, and for a while it looked like Ruby Bridges wouldn't be able to attend class. Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, agreed to teach Ruby. She was from Boston and a new teacher to the school. "Mrs. Henry," as Ruby would call her even as an adult, greeted her with open arms. Ruby was the only student in Henry's class, because parents pulled or threatened to pull their children from Ruby's class and send them to other schools. For a full year, Henry and Ruby sat side-by-side at two desks working on Ruby's lessons. She was very loving and supportive of Ruby, helping her not only with her studies, but also the difficult experience of being ostracized.
Ruby Bridges's first few weeks at Frantz School were not easy ones. Several times she was confronted with blatant racism in full view of her federal escorts. On her second day of school, a woman threatened to poison her. After this, the federal marshals allowed her to only eat food from home. On another day, she was "greeted" by a woman displaying a black doll in a wooden coffin. Ruby's mother kept encouraging her to be strong and pray while entering the school, which Ruby discovered reduced the vehemence of the insults yelled at her and gave her courage. She spent her entire day, every day, in Mrs. Henry's classroom, not allowed to go to the cafeteria or out to recess to be with other students in the school. When she had to go to the restroom, the federal marshals walked her down the hall. Several years later, federal marshal Charles Burks, one of her escorts, commented with some pride that Ruby showed a lot of courage. She never cried or whimpered. "She just marched along like a little soldier."
What an incredibly amazing child. My heart weeps for what she endured, yet my heart soars for her sweet strength to overcome the hatred and prejudice. Thank you Ruby Bridges.
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