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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."

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.

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  • 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.

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

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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