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  •  What I care about (1+ / 0-)
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    is the great things Obamacare has done for the many people I've been helping get coverage through it.

    I'm also glad that insurers can't put annual or lifetime limits on their coverage, that they can't automatically cut off someone's coverage because they made a mistake on their application, that they can't deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions, and that they can't charge someone more based on their health history or their gender.

    If they make some profit in the process, I don't care as long as they can't screw people around in the ways I described above, which they used to be until Obamacare, and if they cover millions of people who were previously priced out.

    And if you're so opposed to companies making profit off of taxpayer dollars, I assume you're vehemently opposed to food stamps, right?  Because they pad the pockets of big agriculture?  And I'm sure you oppose subsidies to solar companies and green energy as well?  

    "Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude." - Martin Van Buren

    by puakev on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 04:24:17 PM PST

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    •  I used to process claims, for an insurance co. in (1+ / 0-)
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      northeastern Wisconsin.  Prior to 1988 a few large Insurance companies here would rob each other of experienced Claims Analysts. I got my job, in the fall of 1989, when one of these companies decided to train their own Claims Analysts. I had started as a night temp and was able to get in as an Associate Claims Analyst training to be an Analyst. I had no medical background, but had to  take a Medical Terminology Class, so I would recognize some of the medical terms on incoming claims.  We had to do 2 types of investigations, one was for Evidence (don't remember just what that entailed), and Pre-existing.  I had to request medical records, if the claim was flagged for possible evidence or pre-existing, then read the records, when they came in, even if they were in doctor's handwriting, which is unreadable and it was my job to determine if it was pre-existing.  I had no medical background, only a class learning Medical Terminology.   This was supposed to help me, when I read the medical records to determine, if a claim was pre-existing. Although I liked the job, I was very uncomfortable denying someone's claim, when I knew absolutely nothing about medical conditions.  They eventually had a special unit, with retired RN's & Drs reading the medial records, to determine if they were pre-existing.  They also had a one million cap on claims and when that cap was reached, they wouldn't pay anymore.  Once someone was denied for pre-existing I think they could get coverage, but would have to wait a certain number of years.  It's been a while, because I was so stressed out, in October of 1995, I was eating Rolaids, like candy, which a team mate chastised me for doing. I gave 2 weeks notice and quit.  Even though I had insurance, when I quit, there was no way I could afford COBRA.  Now we have a goofy REPUBLICAN governor, who decided he didn't need the ACA money, from the Feds, to expand Medicaid.  WI is one of those states with a RED GOVERNOR, who, who don't like Obamacare, and decided he was going to show Obama and not accept the money.  Fortunately, I am disabled, have Medicare and had been eligible for Medicaid, but because I was able to get a part time job, working from my apartment, doing Customer Service over the internet, no longer am eligible for Medicaid, unless I have over $4,500 in medical bills.

      •  About my Medicaid.... (1+ / 0-)
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        My Social Worker sent me a paper application, for the ACA and suggested I fill it out, to see if I would qualify for help from the Federal government.  I haven't done it yet, but am going to do it soon.

        •  You have until March 31 to sign up (0+ / 0-)

          however if you have Medicare I believe you would not be eligible for an ACA plan.  But if you need more than what standard Medicare is providing, there are Medicare supplemental plans available that cost a little more but are more comprehensive.  Good luck in getting the care you need.  

          "Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude." - Martin Van Buren

          by puakev on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 09:22:18 PM PST

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