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  •  You are trying my patience (0+ / 0-)

    You don't read....It won't just affect subsidized plans.  There are no subsidized plans....just subsidized people.  Plans have to take anyone who applies...that's called guarentted issue.

    So any plan that offers abortion coverage, must get everyone ...whether male or female, old or young to write a separate check....they must be paid for separately and the insurance companies have indicated that this will have a much bigger effect on them and they could easily stop offering abortion coverage in all their insurance.

    This once again like Stupak applies to the plan...not the person. This is how any plan must work.Separate checks must be written by people whether they get subsidies or not.  

    Debra "But what I have concluded over the years is that talent is universal, but opportunity is not." SOS Clinton

    by debcoop on Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 01:12:24 PM PST

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    •  Your still technically wrong (0+ / 0-)

      "The funding rules say that the actual cost of an abortion must be paid for by the segregated premium amount."

      If you are tracking segregated premium amounts, that would mean that yes, you are tracking the subsidized and non subsidized portions. Because guess what, you are insured based on income and get subsidies based on the plan. So your subsidy isn't going to change, meaning you are getting money from the government to pay for health care, but using different money that would have been tied up in health care for this coverage. It is still an accounting gimmick, but your completely wrong in your conclusion as to what it does. But I won't be rude about it.

      There are only 2 things in life I believe about religion: There could be a God and I'm sure as heck not him.

      by Irixsh on Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 01:28:54 PM PST

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