Saturday, December 19, 2009

A summary of how things stand

Here's what a commenter named "myrddin" said over on Huffington Post:

This bill allows insurance companies to charge up to 3 times more for those who get sick. I allows yearly and lifetime caps on payouts. It forces everyone to buy insurance from those who have been gouging us for years or pay a penalty. In exchange the insurance companies have to cover everyone with pre-existing conditions, if those people can afford the premiums. The bill also keeps insurance companies from dropping coverage if you get sich. Though once again they can raise your rates up to three times that of someone who is healthy and if that doesn't work there is that problem of a yearly and lifetime cap. KILL THE BILL.

It's not right, people. You know it, I know it and the folks who've put this bill together know it. But they don't care. They care about staying in the good graces of the corporations and the wealthy.

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