Monday, March 22, 2010

What Republicans Aggressively Fought To Prevent

Here are just 10 of the immediate health care benefits that Republicans fought tooth and nail to prevent and that their leadership has vowed to repeal:

* Prohibit pre-existing condition exclusions for children in all new plans

* Provide immediate access to insurance for uninsured Americans who are uninsured because of a pre-existing condition through a temporary high-risk pool

* Prohibit dropping people from coverage when they get sick in all individual plans

* Lower seniors' prescription drug prices by beginning to close the donut hole

* Offer tax credits to small businesses to purchase coverage

* Eliminate lifetime limits and restrictive annual limits on benefits in all plans

* Require plans to cover an enrollee's dependent children until age 26

* Require new plans to cover preventive services and immunizations without cost-sharing

* Ensure consumers have access to an effective internal and external appeals process to appeal new insurance plan decisions

* Require premium rebates to enrollees from insurers with high administrative expenditures and require public disclosure of the percent of premiums applied to overhead costs


Anonymous said...

I think the main reason public opinion seems to be against the bill 60-40% is simply message. Both sides can make good points but the Republicans are so much better at message. They seemingly have the ability to give voters a gun, call it a toothbrush and convince people to pull the trigger to stop their plaque problem. While democrats can't even convince people that the actual toothbrush in their hand is really a toothbrush.

A weird way to get my point across. But to put it another way, the viewers of Fox news have propaganda pouring down their throats. My advice to Democrats: quietly by Fox News. Worked for the Republicans.

mythopolis said...

The Republican party seems increasingly scary to me. They are like a baby whose toy has been taken away. Or maybe, I should say teat. Scarier than the Republican party are the people who vote them in.