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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by GT Gator, Nov 12, 2013.
There will be agents in the emergency room waiting to write you one
Where I live, within a 15 minute drive I can be in two different states, so moving to another state is not a problem. 45 minutes gets me to a third state.
I can easily see hospitals or care facilities exploiting this as a way to get patients.
I suspect there will be a lot of these kinds of stories in the coming months.
These people are Bank Robbers and the Bank is the US treasury and the money they are stealing is ours!
The Massachusetts health care reform law, also referred to as Romneycare, treats pre-existing conditions in the same manner as Obamacare. Romneycare has been in effect for several years. From what I could determine there haven't been those kinds of stories from Massachusetts.
You are COMPLETELY wrong about that.
From this PDF (Page 73) that details the MA Health Care Act:
In other words, RomneyCare forces patients to wait at least six months before an insurer needs to pay for treatment related to a pre-existing condition (unless they were previously insured and there was no break in coverage).
ACA has not such waiting period. And, that's why it's so dangerous.
The situation described in my OP could not have happened under RomneyCare. The addict would have to pay at least six months of premiums before they would have qualified for impatient treatment unless they could prove that they weren't an addict before they applied for insurance.
As a side note, currently, one of the more frequent reasons insurance companies deny my wife's patient's claim is because the insurers claim it was a pre-existing condition. Those denials go away under ACA.
Also note that the six-month waiting period also goes away under RomneyCare because the ACA supersedes the state law.