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Response to Nye Bevan (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 01:00 AM

18. Ok, I'll admit that this is news to me

I knew that they couldn't deny anyone insurance, but I didn't realize that they couldn't vary rates by health condition. I feel like this needs to be touted much more. Whenever I've ranted against ACA based on my apparently incorrect understanding, nobody has corrected me even here on DU.

I think I am much less anti-ACA now than I was before I read your post and researched this further, so thanks.

Edit: a question for you: Is there also something in the law that prevents insurers from just not offering coverage for the expensive diseases/treatments anymore? Because I'd be afraid that what would happen is you would basically end up with insurers selling different policies (or different insurers doing it if necessary by law), some that don't cover say cancer treatment or an expensive MS drug, and are thus cheaper and the majority of people flock to, leaving only those who need those treatments on the plan that covers them and thus is "community rated" to be very expensive because the cost is only spread among those who need it. Is there something that prevents that?

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