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Old 12-09-2013, 11:51 PM
 
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Remember the guy who has cancer and went on tv, spoke out against Obamacare because his insurance was terminated due to Obamacare? He was audited by the IRS after going on tv.

The good news is his insurance was re-instated. If you are one of the 5 million Americans who have already received a policy termination letter or one of the 14 million Americans who will soon receive a letter and have a pre-existing condition you need to print out Public Law 104-191 and highlight section 2742 and then contact an attorney. It's illegal

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The TRUTH About Preexisting Conditions.

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Old 12-10-2013, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Remember the guy who has cancer and went on tv, spoke out against Obamacare because his insurance was terminated due to Obamacare? He was audited by the IRS after going on tv.

The good news is his insurance was re-instated. If you are one of the 5 million Americans who have already received a policy termination letter or one of the 14 million Americans who will soon receive a letter and have a pre-existing condition you need to print out Public Law 104-191 and highlight section 2742 and then contact an attorney. It's illegal

More information
The TRUTH About Preexisting Conditions.

Here is the story
Obama still misses the mark: HIPAA prohibits health insurance cancellations | Washington Times Communities
1. Here's part of Section 2742 of Public Law 104-191:

SEC. 2742. GUARANTEED <<NOTE: 42 USC 300gg-42.>> RENEWABILITY OF INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.
(a) In General.--Except as provided in this section, a health insurance issuer that provides individual health insurance coverage to an individual shall renew or continue in force such coverage at the option of the individual.

(b) General Exceptions.--A health insurance issuer may nonrenew or discontinue health insurance coverage of an individual in the individual market based only on one or more of the following:
(1) Nonpayment of premiums.--The individual has failed to pay premiums or contributions in accordance with the terms of the health insurance coverage or the issuer has not received timely premium payments.
(2) Fraud.--The individual has performed an act or practice that constitutes fraud or made an intentional misrepresentation of material fact under the terms of the coverage.
(3) Termination of plan.--The issuer is ceasing to offer coverage in the individual market in accordance with subsection (c) and applicable State law.
(4) Movement outside service area.--In the case of a health insurance issuer that offers health insurance coverage in the market through a network plan, the individual no longer resides, lives, or works in the service area (or in an area for which the issuer is authorized to do business) but only if such coverage is terminated under this paragraph uniformly without regard to any health status-related factor of covered individuals.
(5) Association membership ceases.--In the case of health insurance coverage that is made available in the individual market only through one or more bona fide associations, the membership of the individual in the association (on the basis of which the coverage is provided) ceases but only if such coverage is terminated under this paragraph uniformly without regard to any health status-related factor of covered individuals.
(c) Requirements for Uniform Termination of Coverage.-- (1) Particular type of coverage not offered.--In any case in which an issuer decides to discontinue offering a particular type of health insurance coverage offered in the individual market, coverage of such type may be discontinued by the issuer only if--
(A) the issuer provides notice to each covered individual provided coverage of this type in such market of such discontinuation at least 90 days prior to the date of the discontinuation of such coverage;

(B) the issuer offers to each individual in the individual market provided coverage of this type, the option to purchase any other individual health insurance coverage currently being offered by the issuer for individuals in such market; and

(C) in exercising the option to discontinue coverage of this type and in offering the option of coverage under subparagraph (B), the issuer acts uniformly without regard to any health status-related factor of enrolled individuals or individuals who may become eligible for such coverage.

According to the last paragraph, it doesn't matter if a person has a pre-existing condition or not, as long as the insurance company "acts uniformly without regard to any health status-related factor."

As an example, here's a link to a letter sent to Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) from his health insurance company informing him of the cancellation of his insurance policy. The letter complies with subsection (c) above.
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:29 AM
 
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Colin Powell is right. We need socialized medicine.
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