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Daily Kos’ Nyceve has an article up talking about how AHIP is kicking “sick kids to the curb”:
So, now we’re being told HHS will issue some clarifying language. Great. Then the parents with the sick kids will attempt to enroll the kid in an insurance plan. The poor parent will be on her own, fighting the corporation to comply with the law. And what will this insurance cost? Does anyone think the insurers are going to stand down? Of course not, the fines for violating the law are negligible, they’ll take the fine.
According to Firedoglake, however,
This bill is almost identical to the plan written by AHIP, the insurance company trade association, in 2009.
The original Senate Finance Committee bill was authored by a former Wellpoint VP. Since Congress released the first of its health care bills on October 30, 2009, health care stocks have risen 28.35%.
If you were one of those people who supported the “Health Insurance Reform” act supported by the Democrats and President Obama, you were, in effect, supporting AHIP.
Remember what I wrote, a little while ago, about enforcement?
When it comes to whether the government will enforce these putative and “tough” regulations of the murder by spreadsheet people, will anyone go to jail? If they get fined for not complying with these tough new regulations, will anyone even notice? Will any enforcement be done that the insurance companies, using their paid lackeys in Congress, will not stop if it gets in any way onerous?
Don’t let that stop anyone’s triumphalizing partying, though, that enforcement and dastardly acts are being discussed only days after this piece of crap passed. Yet that those same people who supported this bill so strongly (not nyceve, I think) now find this to be an immediate, surprising problem .. I guess no one could have predicted, huh.
That didn’t take long.
Let the sternly worded letters begin.