So much for all children being covered by insurance carriers with pre-existing conditions. The wonders of Obamacare. Aren’t we always told to read the fine print? In the case of Obamacare, maybe the Congress should have read the bill.
Remember when President Obama proclaimed that his Obamacare law would immediately cover preexisting conditions for children and they could not be denied by insurance carriers? Um, he lied.
Remember when Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated the we have to pass the bill to find out what is in it? I guess we are finding a thing or two. After nearly 3000 pages of an Obamacare bill and countless claims and assertions in speech after speech by Obama, the Affordable Care Act does not immediately mandate that insurers offer coverage to children with pre-existing conditions.
Ask your self the following question America … how can a health care bill that claimed as its center piece the coverage of pre-existing conditions be that vague, but yet it certainly si specific to the IRS agents needed to enforce Obamacare and the many taxes that will be thrust upon the American people. This is what you get when no one reads and over-reaching bill.
From The New York Times comes the following:
To insurance companies, the language of the law is not so clear.
Insurers agree that if they provide insurance for a child, they must cover pre-existing conditions. But, they say, the law does not require them to write insurance for the child and it does not guarantee the “availability of coverage” for all until 2014.
William G. Schiffbauer, a lawyer whose clients include employers and insurance companies, said: “The fine print differs from the larger political message. If a company sells insurance, it will have to cover pre-existing conditions for children covered by the policy. But it does not have to sell to somebody with a pre-existing condition. And the insurer could increase premiums to cover the additional cost.”
Congressional Democrats were furious when they learned that some insurers disagreed with their interpretation of the law.
The Democrat Congress is irate by the recent turn of events and will look to demonize the health care insurance industry even more than they already have. However, who’s fault is this Congress? IT IS YOURS! How in 3000 pages of health care BS did you not specifically state what you had been claiming all along? It is not up to insurance carriers to do what they think you intend, it is up to the law makers to provide with CLARITY what the law should be.
“The concept that insurance companies would even seek to deny children coverage exemplifies why we fought for this reform,” said Representative Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Democrat of West Virginia and chairman of the Senate commerce committee, said: “The ink has not yet dried on the health care reform bill, and already some deplorable health insurance companies are trying to duck away from covering children with pre-existing conditions. This is outrageous.”
Deplorable and outrageous Democrats? No, that is actually how people feel that a tyrannical government would dare its people, mandate under the treat of fines and imprisonment that they buy a specific product. That Sirs is outrageous.
This law is a colossal disaster from start to finish. This is what happens when you ram a bill through for a President’s historic legacy and do not care about the people who the reform was supposed to help.