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Pre existing condition clause on the table...

Finally got healthcare insurance at 60, thanks to the pre existing conditions clause, now it is in jeopardy. I wasn't a fan of Obamacare, but I did like that part of it. Paying for childrens dental when I didn't have kids, didn't make much sense though. 


I guess if I keep paying the $1,300 a month I will be covered. My Remicade first two infusions was $10,000, so I am ahead so far.  I get my second infusion this Thursday, hopefully I will tolerate it. I got a little sick last time, kind of mild flu symptoms. 


Hope everyone is doing well.


Jon


https://www.wsj.com/articles/pre-existing-conditions-provision-in-house-health-plan-divides-gop-1493684567


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OlderCPer
OlderCPer

Jon are you no longer at the Monastary where they take care of your medical costs? Also why are you paying for childrens Dental Insurance? That's an Add-on that you have to choose, it's not something that they make you do.....

Glad your doing well my friend.

Kat
Jonsparky
Jonsparky

Yes, but I feel guilty if they have to pay so much... Oh, I just read the policy, and it mentioned the childrens dental, so I figured that it was part of the $1,300. It is a private policy not affiliated with Obamacare. I am getting assistance on the copay, they pay $20,000 a year.
I would be doing better if one of the expensive biologic drugs would start working, my joints are worse since starting Remicade, maybe the methetrexate was doing something.
ItsJustMe2012
ItsJustMe2012

It doesn't appear like they have enough votes to pass it. People need to learn politicians are not being honest with the public. Trump and other Republicans do not care who loses insurance. Politicians and their families won't be effected.
OlderCPer
OlderCPer

That's a pretty penn for health insurance. I pay like $65/mo right now but it's through the Affordable Care act. I chose to worry about until something actual happens besides trump flapping his gums.

I never had much luck with the Methotrexate, and usually within a few weeks you know if it's going to work or not, so I stopped it. It was too expensive to take and get no relief from.

Kat
Jonsparky
Jonsparky

LI have stopped MTX, I didn't think it was working until it stopped. Cash price was about $40 for me.
Jonsparky
Jonsparky

getting my infusion, two hours to go.
Jonsparky
Jonsparky

So it passed the House...
Rosi
Rosi

Yes. It did pass the House and the Dems are promising to block it. We shall see. I am personally
for Single Payer and now I'm on Medicare. When I was your age, I had to drop my medical plan because I could no longer afford it. I went without insurance for two years and then applied for
disability. That took two more years and by the time I received it, I was eligible for retirement. Haven't taken those drugs but hope you get some relief. Hang in there.
sptrout
sptrout

I would not pay any attention to what the House passed since the Senate will be creating an entirely new Bill. If the Senate ever does pass a Health Care bill then its version will go to a conference committee with the House, and they will fight it out. After all of this, both houses will have to pass the final bill. If this ever happens it will take months and nobody has a clue as to what the final Bill will look like.

I was on ObamaCare for 18 months and it was a disaster for me. Costs were over $1,000 per month, loss my doctors, and a huge number of hospitals were not in plan, which here in Houston is a lot of hospitals (all the good/famous ones). I survived it, but it cost us a fortune, but now we are both on Medicare so we are much better off.
Jonsparky
Jonsparky

I realized a long time ago, the politicians are not going to call me up and ask what I think, so why worry, not much we can do about it anyway...
Rosi
Rosi

Well. I know you're joking about the politicians calling you up and asking your opinion. I still
feel we can call them up and offer our opinions. Come Monday morning I'll be making a lot of
calls to senators to urge them to block this bill and offer my opinions.
Jonsparky
Jonsparky

Good for you! What I meant, they are mostly influenced by the lobbiest and rich donors, i.e. Drug and insurance companies...
3littlebears
3littlebears

If by worse case scenario they have the gall to pass the bill... it would take a year and most of the specialists would not be in practice any more. Pre-existing = who in the world would be able to afford any insurance at all? If pre-existing couldn't get medical help, nor would the doctors have business. They would have to downsize from the mansion on the hill to one of those "tiny houses" on wheels and move around to find a patient base!!!! Sorry.....in our area, we are light on doctors already and if prices went up, we would lose our specialists to more financially secure geographical areas. Our city just can't raise itself out of the lower man on the pole income bracket.
Jonsparky
Jonsparky

We have a overabundance of specialist in LA and San Diego, but you are probably right, who could afford say $10k a month insurance, or even $5k? Hopefully everything will settle down...
When Obamacare started, all the hospitals built huge buildings in antisipation of a steady stream of customers...
ItsJustMe2012
ItsJustMe2012

If anyone thinks anything the Republicans pass is going to be cheaper for them, they are in for a rude awakening, unfortunately. The politicians won't be affected by the new bill. They will still have the protections of the ACA. That should say a lot.
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