December 11, 2013
What will Andrew Sullivan say?
It turns out under Obamacare an insurance company may not refuse to cover someone who is HIV positive but they can make them pay for their own costly prescription drugs. The issue applies to many of the chronically ill that Obamacare was supposed to help. As the details of the benefits offered by the new health-care plans become clear, patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases also are raising concerns, said Marc Boutin, executive vice president of the National Health Council, a coalition of advocacy groups for the chronically ill. "The easiest way [for insurers] to identify a core group of people that is going to cost you a lot of money is to look at the medicines they need and the easiest way to make your plan less appealing is to put limitations on these products," Boutin said. Like many aspects of Obamacare, this one will eventually affect those with employer based plans. In recent years, employers have compelled workers...(Read Full Post)