- Posted March 21, 2014 by
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Obamacare: Your story
3 years no Republican Legislation on Healthcare
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The Republican Party has had 3 years to legislate healthcare coverage for Middle Class Americans. Zero legislation has been introduced to Middle Class Americans regarding the protection of their healthcare. Below are 2 examples:
1. Pre-existing conditions. Under the current law, insurance companies can't deny coverage for someone with a pre-existing condition. Before this law, insurance companies could deny covering a women who had breast cancer if she lost her job and applied for a new one (or switched companies to better her career). This person would have to pay for their treatment by themselves or not receive any treatment if she couldn't afford it.
2. No lifetime limits regarding healthcare costs. Current law prohibits insurance companies from imposing a limit on how much they will cover Middle American Healthcare costs. Before this law, companies could impose limits of say $500,000 for example. Major illnesses like ALS for example cost $250,000 for annual treatment. Middle Class Americans would often go into bankruptcy due to medical bills they couldn't afford to pay.
The Republican Party has made it clear that protecting health benefits for Middle Class America isn't a priority for them. If it was, they would have some type of legislation providing benefits for Middle Class America. Clearly, they don't. This is a powerful message to all Middle Class Americans that the Republican Party doesn't care about their healthcare needs.