Friday, July 2, 2010

Report: New Obamacare High-Risk Pool May Turn Away Sick People

But...but...President Obama said his massive health care takeover would make it illegal to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions. Here is the video of President Obama making this point during his health care address to Congress last fall.

The Hill reported:
The Obama administration has not ruled out turning sick people away from an insurance program created by the new healthcare law to provide coverage for the uninsured....

Administration officials insist they can make changes to the program to ensure it lasts until 2014, and that it may not have to turn away sick people. Officials said the administration could also consider reducing benefits under the program, or redistributing funds between state pools. But they acknowledged turning some people away was also a possibility...

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