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Matt Vespa


May 3, 2013 - 11:43 am

Well, half the country saw this coming.  A cornerstone initiative within our new trillion dollar new health care entitlement program, which doesn’t address rising costs, is going broke.  Yet another example of Obama’s failed domestic agenda.  We have another example of how liberalism fails – and another example why government should do things piecemeal.  According to the Associated Press today:

State officials say thousands of people with medical problems are in danger of losing coverage as the Obama administration winds down one of the earliest programs in the federal health care overhaul.

At risk is the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a transition program that has turned into a lifeline for the so-called “uninsurables” — people with serious medical conditions who can’t get coverage elsewhere.

The health care law capped spending on the program, and now money is running out.

In a letter this week to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, state officials said they were “blindsided” and “disappointed” by a federal proposal they say would shift the risk for cost overruns to states in the waning days of the program.

HHS didn’t comment.

Matt Vespa is a web editor at and occasional writer for Hot Air, RedState, and Townhall Magazine.

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from what I know about insurance, they are willing to insure anything - if you're willing to pay the premium. What people are complaining about when they say they are unable to get insurance for pre-existing conditions, is that they are unable to get that insurance at the same price, or close to, as someone who is healthy. Here's an idea. Go out and get auto insurance, after you've wrecked the car. Or homeowners after the house is already in flames.
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For the love of God and all that is holy! Repeat after me, “Health insurance is a financial product used to spread risk among a self-identified population. Health care is provided by professionals in a clinical setting.”

Don’t confuse the two.

You can’t have “insurance” for pre-existing conditions and not go broke, the insurance companies were not being a bunch of meanies by excluding them; they were being actuarially sound.
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