Obamacare: People with pre-existing conditions are being denied coverage by the federal government
One of the big selling points during the Obamacare debate was the provision which would prohibit insurance companies from denying healthcare coverage based on a pre-existing condition.
When Obamacare was implemented it contained a temporary government program called the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) which would allow people with pre-existing conditions to enroll in the program until the end of the year, at which time they are to transition to a state-sponsored healthcare exchange.
But there is one small problem with the program: it is quickly running out of money and the government is now denying people with pre-existing conditions from joining the program.
A pre-existing condition health insurance program established by Obamacare is already straining its own budget and, to control costs, the administration’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS) has stopped enrolling any new people in the program, according to an audit by the General Accountability Office (GAO).
The government is now forced to save costs by rationing healthcare, exactly the prediction many of us made during the healthcare debate. And this is only one program, wait until the government has its dirty little fingers in every aspect of the healthcare industry.
But wait, there’s more:
In addition, to further control spending, HHS has directed the program to shift more of the costs onto the current enrollees, thus raising the out-of-pocket health care expenses for the people with pre-existing conditions.
Those people who were lucky enough to get on PCIP will now be paying more out of pocket expenses. This is what happens when an inefficient federal government begins to intrude where it does not belong in the first place and it is only going to get worse as the government’s role in healthcare increases.
The government will not cease to exist because of the added cost of this one program, but what happens to the insurance companies when they cannot pay the added costs? They will eventually all go out of business leaving the federal government as the only healthcare option in America, exactly as planned, and if the PCIP is any indication what do you think is going to happen when billions of Americans are relying on the federal government for all of their healthcare needs?