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Old 06-28-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Ma
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So what's the new health care bill passed today mean for Arizona residents..

More affordable healthcare for all and free health care for those under poverty level income I would expect ???

I know many other states provide free state health care and lower premiums to pay for those who only make a certain yearly income.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Some info and numbers:

How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of Arizona | HealthCare.gov
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Southeast Valley
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Residents or Arizona already qualify for this Pre-Existing Condition Plan. You have to have been without insurance coverage for at least 6 months, and show proof that you've been denied coverage, or a letter from your doctor saying you have a pre-existing condition.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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i would think now that all Americans are rquired to have health insurance, Arizona will be amending some policies for free healthcare if your income is below a certain criteria....
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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i would think now that all Americans are rquired to have health insurance, Arizona will be amending some policies for free healthcare if your income is below a certain criteria....
Until the recession hit, AZ had one of the most liberal medicaid plans in the country covering thousands who would not have received such coverage in most states. The expansion of the program was voted in by the people, not the legislature, and was subject to availability of funds. If times improve, it may well come back.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Residents or Arizona already qualify for this Pre-Existing Condition Plan. You have to have been without insurance coverage for at least 6 months, and show proof that you've been denied coverage, or a letter from your doctor saying you have a pre-existing condition.
That part is such BS.

I have private insurance and have had so for years. A couple years back I had a weird cough, went to the doctor and in the CAT scan, they noticed some small nodule in my one my lungs, said it was most likely a scar from the coughing and shouldn't be something to worry about, but to check on it once in a while.

Anyway, last year I was shopping around for a new insurance company as my premiums have kept going up and up, and I was denied because of the "pre-existing condition". So now I'm supposed to cancel my insurance for 6 months to be eligible for new insurance...and then who knows what it will cost. Like I said, such BS.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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That part is such BS.

I have private insurance and have had so for years. A couple years back I had a weird cough, went to the doctor and in the CAT scan, they noticed some small nodule in my one my lungs, said it was most likely a scar from the coughing and shouldn't be something to worry about, but to check on it once in a while.

Anyway, last year I was shopping around for a new insurance company as my premiums have kept going up and up, and I was denied because of the "pre-existing condition". So now I'm supposed to cancel my insurance for 6 months to be eligible for new insurance...and then who knows what it will cost. Like I said, such BS.
I'm pretty sure they put that 6 month requirement in there to make sure only people who could not find other insurance would apply for that one. It's only a transitional insurance plan until 2014, and then it goes away.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Southeast Valley
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That part is such BS.

I have private insurance and have had so for years. A couple years back I had a weird cough, went to the doctor and in the CAT scan, they noticed some small nodule in my one my lungs, said it was most likely a scar from the coughing and shouldn't be something to worry about, but to check on it once in a while.

Anyway, last year I was shopping around for a new insurance company as my premiums have kept going up and up, and I was denied because of the "pre-existing condition". So now I'm supposed to cancel my insurance for 6 months to be eligible for new insurance...and then who knows what it will cost. Like I said, such BS.
I agree. My medical insurance premium goes up on 7/1/12 to $756 per month, just for me. I can't change plans because of pre-existing conditions. It's really scary to think of going without coverage for 6 months to go on this PCIP plan, but I'd save a couple hundred dollars a month. There's no good answer.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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Wow $756 per month! What kind of coverage?

I'm paying $146/month with a $2250 deductible and 100/0 coverage.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Moderator cut: orphaned - responding to deleted post The place to debate the plan is probably over on the Politics forum. The only way this thread is going to keep from getting locked or moved is to discuss the OP's question, which is "what this means for people living in Arizona".

Last edited by Kimballette; 06-28-2012 at 08:27 PM.. Reason: orphaned - responding to deleted post
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