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The days of full covid coverage are over. Insurers are restoring deductibles and co-pays

https://twitter.com/notthatamanda/status/1439614037122224131
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/09/18/covid-hospital-bills-insurance-deductible/

In 2020, as the pandemic took hold, U.S. health insurance companies declared they would cover 100 percent of the costs for covid treatment, waiving co-pays and expensive deductibles for hospital stays that frequently range into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

But this year, most insurers have reinstated co-pays and deductibles for covid patients, in many cases even before vaccines became widely available. The companies imposed the costs as industry profits remained strong or grew in 2020, with insurers paying out less to cover elective procedures that hospitals suspended during the crisis.

Now the financial burden of covid is falling unevenly on patients across the country, varying widely by health-care plan and geography, according to a survey of the two largest health plans in every state by the nonprofit and nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=&w=916

.....“There was no federal mandate for insurers to cover all the costs for covid treatment. Insurers were doing it voluntarily,” said Krutika Amin, a Kaiser Family Foundation associate director who researchers health insurance practices.

Last year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 88 percent of people covered by private insurance had their co-pays and deductibles for covid treatment waived. By August 2021, only 28 percent of the two largest plans in each state and D.C. still had the waivers in place, and another 10 percent planned to phase them out by the end of October, the Kaiser survey found. Its survey this year of employer-sponsored plans reflected similar patterns.

“For some people, deductibles can be over $8,000 for a hospital stay,” Amin said. “It will really depend on what plan they have.”

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Mon Sep 20, 2021, 01:16 AM (5 replies)

President Trump installed a room-sized golf simulator at White House

Did TFG do any work or did TFG spend all of his time playing golf either virtually or at his courses?
https://twitter.com/allen_kimble/status/1342133918355566593
Trump’s system cost about $50,000, and was put in during the last few weeks in a room in his personal quarters, a White House official said.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of the president’s private residence, said that Trump had paid for the new system and the installation personally.

President Trump has built his schedules around long blocks of executive time — unstructured periods in the day with no official meetings. He often spends this time watching TV, tweeting, holding impromptu meetings and making phone calls, aides have said.

https://twitter.com/morphonios/status/1439263139481149450

I agree with Joe on this
https://twitter.com/OccupyDemocrats/status/1439457452005543938
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 07:23 PM (36 replies)

Dear FBI Director Wray, I have a question for you.

https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1439665127058378754
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 06:02 PM (2 replies)

Greg Abbott blocked a Lincoln Project ad from appearing on Longhorn Network

https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1439655207537942540

https://twitter.com/evanasmith/status/1439625177961275398
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 06:01 PM (17 replies)

Greg Abbott blocked a Lincoln Project ad from appearing on Longhorn Network

https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1439655207537942540

https://twitter.com/evanasmith/status/1439625177961275398
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 06:00 PM (3 replies)

The Lincoln Project-the Democratic Party's big tent is growing larger and more diverse

https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1439613501979324422
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 01:44 PM (1 replies)

The Lincoln Project-the Democratic Party's big tent is growing larger and more diverse

https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1439613501979324422
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 01:44 PM (3 replies)

Reports: Beto O'Rourke plans to run for Texas governor

This makes me happy
https://twitter.com/mcpli/status/1439620535072268290
Greg has gone too far to the right to try to win 2014 nomination. Too many Texans think that Texas is on the wrong rtack
https://twitter.com/Brendajurgens3/status/1439618719076999172
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 01:23 PM (11 replies)

Should the Federal Government require proof of vaccination to let someone fly

Vaccine mandates are legal and that idiot Madison Cawthorn is wrong about the law. I would feel more comfortable flying if the other passengers were vaccinated
https://twitter.com/chipfranklin/status/1439621689067909120
https://twitter.com/LALewman/status/1439624318619639815
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 01:16 PM (55 replies)

Jeffress says 'there is no credible religious argument' against coronavirus vaccines

Under the Jewish traditions, there is no credible basis for a religious exemption from vaccines or masking. TFG's favorite pastor has come to the same conclusion for the christian faith
I am also surprised to be in agreement with this "person"
https://twitter.com/DarrellLucus/status/1439395883741814788

The Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas said this week that "there is no credible religious argument" against receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Jeffress, an ardent supporter of former President Trump, told The Associated Press in an interview that he and his staff at First Baptist Dallas “are neither offering nor encouraging members to seek religious exemptions from the vaccine mandates.”

Both the U.S. private and public sectors have taken steps to mandate vaccines or frequent testing amid the surge in coronavirus cases, with the caveat that some religious exemptions will be given.

The comments from Jeffress come after members of different Christian communities say that they oppose taking the coronavirus vaccine because fetal cell lines were used in COVID-19 vaccine testing, according to the news outlet. Fetal cell lines, however, are not present in the actual vaccines.

“Christians who are troubled by the use of a fetal cell line for the testing of the vaccines would also have to abstain from the use of Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, Ibuprofen, and other products that used the same cell line if they are sincere in their objection,” Jeffress told the AP in an email.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 01:45 AM (24 replies)
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