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  •  FWIW ... I was uninsurable after moving to (5+ / 0-)

    another state, so obviously the "six months" deal
    wasn't a problem. I'm currently rehabbing from a hip-replacement and having the other hip replaced as soon as I can.

    In the comments of LoE's diary from yesterday, several other kossacks have enrolled and are getting long overdue treatment.

    In talking about my experience to friends, two of them ( who have paid tens of thousands of dollars of life-saving treatment out of pocket, as I had to do for melanoma surgery) are enrolled and getting treatment.

    Obviously, this doesn't help you if you can't afford the premiums, but I wish more people who could be helped by it. knew about it.

    Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

    by jnhobbs on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 02:03:03 PM PDT

    •  State or Federal Program? (1+ / 0-)
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      Some of the State programs don't require a waiting period as long as you've been turned down for insurance.

      If it was the Federal program, had you been insured within the 6mo period?  If so under what kind of plan (employer, State high-risk pool, individual policy, etc) ?

      If you were insured and yet got covered under the Fed plan,  I'd be curious if the interpretation is "insured under creditable health coverage in the state in which you are now applying".  

      If that was the case, it would open up a range of options for at least a narrow category of folks who could move and lived near a state border.

      Someone in a very expensive suit is at the front door and says he wants to foreclose on our democracy. Where should I tell him he can put his robosigning pen?

      by Into The Woods on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 03:00:20 PM PDT

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      •  I'm enrolled in the Federal program. (0+ / 0-)

        I live in Tennessee, and I'm not sure. how the State
        program works. What I left out of my comment ( duh ) is that was uninsured for over ten years before applying and being accepted by the Federal program.

        Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

        by jnhobbs on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 04:04:48 PM PDT

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    •  If PCIP in Prior Location 6 mo deemed waived (0+ / 0-)
      b) Satisfaction of 6-month creditable coverage requirement when an enrollee leaves the PCIP service area. An individual who becomes ineligible for a PCIP on the basis of no longer residing in the PCIP's service area as described in paragraph (a)(4) of this section is deemed to have satisfied the requirement in paragraph (a)(2) of this section for purposes of applying to enroll in a PCIP in the new service area.

      (a)(2) is the 6 month

      Someone in a very expensive suit is at the front door and says he wants to foreclose on our democracy. Where should I tell him he can put his robosigning pen?

      by Into The Woods on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 03:56:36 PM PDT

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    •  that is the reason I have been suggesting that we (0+ / 0-)

      all do as much as we can to promote the positive aspects of the AHC Act that have already kicked in.

      If we can't, no problem, but those who have the time, the energy, the education, the knowledge to research the provisioner already available would be doing their fellow Americans a huge service by getting involved.

      That is my only purpose, if people think that is being patronising, so be it.

      At least I am in good company, Obama is always being accused of the same.

      Good night folks.  I really enjoyed LOE's diary, it was very positive and activist.

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