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Obamacare: People with pre-existing conditions are being denied coverage by the federal government

June 1, 2013

  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? 

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris permalink
    June 1, 2013 10:59 am

    The insurance companies will survive. They will serve the needs of the elite. All centrally managed plans have special plans, doctors and hospitals for their elite members. The Demorats need money to run their election stealing campaigns, so they need the insurance for their cash.


    • June 1, 2013 5:52 pm

      An interesting thought. There will be good healthcare coverage for the elites and government healthcare for the rest of us, Obama is succeeding in his goal of dividing the American people.


  2. June 1, 2013 12:41 pm

    Shared this on The New Federalist Party page.


    • June 1, 2013 5:55 pm

      Thanks Laura, I was thinking about putting it up there but you beat me to it! 🙂


  3. June 1, 2013 5:09 pm

    The insurance companies are being played for fools IMO. First the Docs and then the Insurance companies. “Justice Dept declares war on Doctors” Of course Holder is in on it.

    Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing on May 13, 2011. In a landmark action against Idaho physicians, the Justice Department has unambiguously stated that refusal to accept government price controls is a form of illegal price fixing.

    As I’ve long suspected, “health care reform” has emboldened the Justice Department to take a more active role in enforcing government price controls against physicians. Today the Antitrust Division, joined by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, forced a a group of Boise orthopedists to accept price controls for worker’s compensation and HMO contracts as part of a settlement accusing the doctors of “price fixing”

    The FTC has hinted at this when it’s said physicians must accept Medicare-based reimbursement schedules from insurance companies. But the DOJ has gone the final step and said, “Government prices are market prices,” in the form of the Idaho Industrial Commission’s fee schedule.


    • June 1, 2013 5:56 pm

      Great info! I had missed this somehow. So not accepting government price fixing is in an of itself price fixing? That is the twisted logic that can only be born in the thoughts of the liberal mind.


  4. June 1, 2013 5:17 pm

    A lot of people are beginning to go to Mexico for their health care. That’s progressive progress for you!


    • June 1, 2013 5:57 pm

      That tells us all we need to know about the state of healthcare insurance under Obamacare!


  5. Chris permalink
    June 1, 2013 9:06 pm

    It sounds like we are going to have a black market in health care. Individuals will have to go to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean for surgeries. The government will have to place more and more controls as people try to find ways around oc. Young doctors who have government loans for their education will be forced to work for the government. Doctors who opt-out of taking insurance may find they cannot prescribe drugs because they don’t have government approval.


    • June 2, 2013 8:01 am

      I can see all of what you said coming to fruition.


  6. LD Jackson permalink
    June 2, 2013 5:21 am

    I think we are seeing just the beginning of a major train wreck. The rails are starting to come apart and when the Obamacare train leaves the track, the damage it does to our health care system may be irreversible. I still can’t believe they managed to ram it down our throats like they did.


    • June 2, 2013 11:46 am

      When the train leaves the track the government’s solution will be even more government. And we know how well that will work out…..


  7. June 2, 2013 11:24 am

    Billions of Americans?

    As it is, millions of Americans DO rely on the federal government for healthcare insurance, through Medicare. While there are some problems there, like fraud, those problems exist with respect to private insurance as well.

    As to the two specific programs being discussed, this is T-Party economics at work – “It doesn’t matter what the reality is, that’s all we budgeted, so that’s all we’re going to spend.” Had this occurred under a GOP administration, we’d be reading plaudits on the administration’s fiscal responsibility and prodence for dumping the additional costs on the enrollees instead of increasing the budget.

    Take good care and may God bless us all!



    • June 2, 2013 11:45 am

      Yes, billions, as in when the single payer system is finally in place. I know millions already rely on the feds, but they want us all to. That has been my position from the beginning.
      And if this were the GOP responsible for these programs people like you would be complaining about the little guy getting left behind once again.


  8. Petermc3 permalink
    June 4, 2013 8:10 am

    Hopefully, hidden somewhere in those thousands of pages of rules and regulations will be found free frontal lobotomies for those with the pre-existing condition known as liberalism.


    • June 4, 2013 7:30 pm

      Judging by the actions of the IRS if there are lobotomies in there they will be used on conservatives.


      • Petermc3 permalink
        June 4, 2013 7:58 pm

        You’re right old man…


      • June 4, 2013 8:03 pm

        Old man? Okay, you are right.


  9. Petermc3 permalink
    June 4, 2013 8:59 pm

    Old age beats the alternative…I think.



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