Thursday, July 30, 2009

What health insurance reform means for you: THIS just in!

From my other email inbox, today's campaign announcement from the White House:

The White House, Washington

Dear Friend,

If you’re like most Americans, there’s nothing more important to
you about health care than peace of mind.

Given the status quo, that’s understandable. The current system often
denies insurance due to pre-existing conditions, charges steep
out-of-pocket fees – and sometimes isn’t there at all if you become
seriously ill.

It’s time to fix our unsustainable insurance system and create a new
foundation for health care security. That means guaranteeing your
health care security and stability with eight basic consumer protections:
  • No discrimination for pre-existing conditions
  • No exorbitant out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles or co-pays
  • No cost-sharing for preventive care
  • No dropping of coverage if you become seriously ill
  • No gender discrimination
  • No annual or lifetime caps on coverage
  • Extended coverage for young adults
  • Guaranteed insurance renewal so long as premiums are paid
Learn more about these consumer protections at

Over the next month there is going to be an avalanche of misinformation
and scare tactics from those seeking to perpetuate the status quo.
But we know the cost of doing nothing is too high. Health care costs
will double over the next decade, millions more will become uninsured,
and state and local governments will go bankrupt.

It’s time to act and reform health insurance, drive down costs and
guarantee the health care security and stability of every American family. You can help by putting these core principles of reform in the
hands of your friends, your family, and the rest of your social network.

Thank you,
Barack Obama

Enquiring minds need to know: Did he get this from the parts of
the Healthcare Bill that he admitted he is "not familiar with"?????? Just askin'.

1 comment:

Findalis said...

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