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In Praise of Discrimination

Rose Marie3 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 10:25 AM
Did the insurance company "drop" people without cause or just stop insuring people with the gene? There is a difference. The only time I've ever heard of being "dropped" is if you don't pay your premium. I believe that is why charities and private organizations fund facilities to treat people with many conditions such as AIDS or Huntington's Disease.
In the Majority Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 12:02 PM
Individual health plans are time-limited, usually for one calendar year. At the end of that year, the health insurance company re-evaluates your individual case. If you have been diagnosed with something, renewal is denied, and now you are an individual with a pre-existing medical condition .... and no insurance.

I'm scared.

I fear that even if the Supreme Court overrules most of Obamacare (or did already, by the time you read this), Republicans will join Democrats in restoring "good" parts of the law, like the requirement that insurance companies cover kids up to age 26 and every American with a pre-existing condition.

Those parts of Obamacare are popular. People like getting what they think is free stuff. But requiring coverage to age 26 makes policies cost more.

Even Bill O'Reilly lectures me that government should ban discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions. Most Americans agree with him. Who likes...