Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Health Reform provisions kicked in this week

“Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
~George Orwell

Health Reform provisions kicked in this week. What provisions are the Tea Party opposed and Republicans opposed to?

• Removing lifetime dollar limits on essential benefits
• Giving people a right to appeal to an external party if denied coverage for a treatment
• Preventing insurers from dropping coverage of people when they get sick
• Limiting the use of annual spending limits of health plans
• Allowing consumers to use ob-gyns in their networks without needing a referral
• Prohibiting extra charges for using emergency care that is out of network
• Guaranteeing full coverage of many preventive services, such as mammograms and colonoscopies, without a co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible

These provisions don't look like they will destroy America. These are provisions that will help all Americans. The hypocrites that run for election on repealing Obama Care may be in for a surprise when they find that the people want to keep these important health care reforms.


The president wants to let the Bush tax cuts for the richest 5 percent of Americans lapse while keeping the tax cuts for middle America, and the Gay Old Party is opposed to keeping tax cuts for all Americans without tax cuts for the richest Americans. The very rich that have gotten richer over the last ten years thanks to Bush while most Americans earnings have shrunk in real terms.

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