Tuesday, January 18, 2011

To repeal or not to repeal

Up to 4.1 million non-elderly N.C. residents with a pre-existing medical condition could be denied health-care coverage without the new health reform law, according to an analysis released today by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Across the country, up to 129 million Americans would be at risk.

Under the new law, which takes full effect in 2014, Americans with pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, can get health insurance when they need it, and families don't have to worry about having insurance cancelled or capped when a family member gets sick or about going broke because of the medical costs of an accident or disease.

See the full report at: www.healthcare.gov/center/reports/preexisting.html.

In a new column, Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation, discusses the upcoming vote by the House of Representatives on repeal of health reform and reviews polls about what Americans think. Here's a link if you want to read more: http://www.kff.org/pullingittogether/repeal.cfm


Anonymous said...

You are engaging in the politics of fear with this article. "Could be denied"...oh, really? Do these people currently have coverage? No? I guess that wouldn't be a change, now, would it?

If you want to educate people on this bill, please engage in rational discourse and stop fearmongering.