OpEdNews Op Eds

The President's Plan and My Comments on It

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

The President's Plan for Health Reform


"It will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance.
It will provide insurance to those who don't. And it will lower the cost of health care
for our families, our businesses, and our government."
-- PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

If You Have Health Insurance,
the President's Plan:

  • Ends discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.

  • Limits premium discrimination based on gender and age.

  • Prevents insurance companies from dropping coverage when people are sick and need it most.

  • Caps out-of-pocket expenses so people don't go broke when they get sick.

  • Eliminates extra charges for preventive care like mammograms, flu shots and diabetes tests to improve health and save money.

  • Protects Medicare for seniors.

  • Eliminates the "donut-hole" gap in coverage for prescription drugs.

    If You Don't Have Insurance,
    the President's Plan:

    • Creates a new insurance marketplace -- the Exchange -- that allows people without insurance and small businesses to compare plans and buy insurance at competitive prices.

    • Provides new tax credits to help people buy insurance.

    • Provides small businesses tax credits and affordable options for covering employees.

    • Offers a public health insurance option to provide the uninsured and those who can't find affordable coverage with a real choice.

    • Immediately offers new, low-cost coverage through a national "high risk" pool to protect people with preexisting conditions from financial ruin until the new Exchange is created.

      Next Page  1  |  2

 

I'm a retired public health worker focused these days on supporting a variety of progressive issues, such as criminal justice reform, energy efficiency, environmental protection, universal health care, civil rights, and worldwide peace and respect. (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Kochs Mess With Texas, Our Minds and Our Future

How the Koch Brothers Mess With the Texas Environment

No Atheists in Foxholes, No Libertarians in Crises

What Ultraconservatives Think They Know For Sure Just Ain't So

How the Koch Brothers Mess With the Texas Environment (Revised)

Debunking Conservative Talking Points on Health Care

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
3 people are discussing this page, with 3 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)
that everything in the proposed "reforms" rest on ... by lenngray on Friday, Sep 18, 2009 at 5:22:43 PM
Am I reading this wrong ? "Why not immeciately cut... by sommers on Friday, Sep 18, 2009 at 8:48:42 PM
After I read Obama's proposal, I laughed. LAUGH OU... by TomK on Friday, Sep 18, 2009 at 11:51:04 PM