Friday, January 22, 2010

Health insurance reform may be much weaker on pre-existing conditions

The Health Reform Bill may be whittled down a lot. It may not provide the restriction on discriminating on pre-existing conditions for all adults, it may not make insurance mandatory, and it will not have the excise tax or public option. It will provide for the insurance exchanges.

The reach of the reform will be disappointing, leaving many more Americans uninsured than hoped.

The latest story is in the New York Times, today, Jan. 22, by Robert Pear and David S. Herszenhorn, “A New Search for Consensus on Health Bill”, link here.

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