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  •  Yes, you did misread what I said. (0+ / 0-)

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    by slinkerwink on Fri Apr 30, 2010 at 05:30:27 PM PDT

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    •  and yet (0+ / 0-)

      you can't explain how exactly.

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      by Cedwyn on Sat May 01, 2010 at 07:16:30 AM PDT

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      •  I already explained it to you. It's you (0+ / 0-)

        who refuses to understand.

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        by slinkerwink on Sat May 01, 2010 at 07:24:53 AM PDT

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        •  no; you didn't explain (0+ / 0-)

          you assumed that i took one of your comments a certain way, but i did not.  i didn't think that comment spoke to anything except my comment it was replying to.

          let's try this:  how about you explain why panel review is necessary if there is no rescission?  the only thing for them to investigate is actual fraud, since that is a valid reason to drop people.  are you including non-renewals?  cuz that goes away in 3.5 years, too.  

          don't forget that there is an agency set up in the bill to monitor what insurance cos do twixt now and then.  and you can bet they'll watch for who keeps kicking folks to the curb at renewal times.

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          by Cedwyn on Sat May 01, 2010 at 11:58:53 AM PDT

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          •  As I and others have pointed out to you (0+ / 0-)

            there still will be rescissions going on. They'll rescind the policy, allow the policyholder to appeal the rescission to the panel review, where the reviewers will decide if the rescission was valid.

            It's how Aetna currently handles its rescissions with their third-party 'independent' reviewers.

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            by slinkerwink on Sat May 01, 2010 at 04:38:48 PM PDT

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            •  but that's the whole point of this diary (0+ / 0-)

              is that those entities agreed to end the practice of rescission.  so what do you mean they will still go on?

              they said they're not going to drop people for incurring claims anymore.  that leaves only fraud as a reason to drop.  or they can just wait until the policy is up for renewal to drop them, which isn't rescission and will also be illegal when the full HCR bill kicks in.    

              and the fact that Aetna currently has panel review is irrelevant here.

              People are upset Obama hasn't solved all the problems yet. C'mon, he's only been in office one year...the man went to Harvard, not Hogwarts. - Wanda Sykes

              by Cedwyn on Sun May 02, 2010 at 07:22:14 AM PDT

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