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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:52 AM

 

Kansas GOP pushes for cheaper health plans that may not cover pre-existing conditions

BY ANDY MARSO FEBRUARY 21, 2019 03:36 PM,

Kansas Republicans and trade associations, empowered by changes President Donald Trump’s administration made to the Affordable Care Act, are pushing for health plans that are less expensive because they don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions.

One such bill, requested by the Kansas Farm Bureau, passed the Republican-controlled state Senate 28-11 Wednesday. It now heads to the House.

“According to a Gallup poll, citizens are more concerned about rising health premiums than pre-existing conditions,” said Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, a Republican from Shawnee who voted for the bill. “We should support lower cost of acquiring health care coverage, so people can have it before they develop what would otherwise be pre-existing conditions.”

Democrats and patient advocacy groups fear the new plans will leave people in the lurch if they get sick, and cause prices to rise for people with pre-existing conditions who can’t use them.



https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article226468970.html

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:12 PM

1. These junk ins plans find new and creative ways to deny

coverage based on some tenuous link to a preexisting condition. These cheapo insurance companies will use something common such as a minor back pain from weekend gardening which occurred years prior to your claim, to deny paying to treat your injuries from an minor auto accident because your back pain is now a pre-existing condition.

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:17 PM

2. Yep back to the old scams the health ins companies ran before the ACA

 

We must have Medicaid for all!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 01:25 PM

3. "According to a Gallup poll, citizens are more concerned about rising health premiums than


" pre-existing conditions,”

Guess who is concerned about pre-existing conditions?...

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