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Observations on the Senate version of the Healthcare Bill…..myths vs what’s really there now….

This from Jerome Armstrong over at mydd.com……..

* On page 78 you’ll learn that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ends discrimination based on pre-existing conditions.

* On page 17, it makes preventive care completely free, with no cost-sharing. (This might be of particular interest to those who have chosen to seize on concerns about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations on mammograms to spread baseless myths and advance their own political agenda.)

* Flipping back to page 16, you’ll find that insurance companies are prohibited from dropping your coverage or watering it down when you get sick and need it most.

* Also on page 16, you might notice that it puts an end to lifetime caps on coverage.

* Page 18 is where the bill extends family coverage eligibility for young Americans through the age of 26.

* On page 83 it requires insurance companies to renew any policy as long as the policyholder pays their premium in full – that means they can’t refuse to renew your coverage just because you get sick.

* Page 307 is home to tax credits for small businesses to help them afford insurance for their employees.

* And folks looking to scare our senior citizens about what reform means for them might be interested to check out page 923 and learn that it provides a 50% discount on drugs for seniors in the so-called donut hole.

Note: Jerome got his info from the White House Blog site…..

November 21, 2009 - Posted by | Government, Healthcare, Media, Politics, Taxes | , , , , ,


  1. What about page 944????

    Comment by BenjaminDOG | November 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. What?….please tell me?

    Comment by jamesb101 | November 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. I was messing with you.

    Comment by BenjaminDOG | November 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. i knew that……

    Comment by jamesb101 | November 23, 2009 | Reply

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