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How children will benefit form Obamacare
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What benefits should parents expect for children?

Private health insurance plans now offer many of the same services as Medicaid and CHIP in some states. Twenty-six preventive services are now free to families with private insurance, eliminating copays, deductibles, or co-insurance. This includes immunization for Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus and HPV; obesity screening and counseling; blood pressure, autism and depression screenings and iron supplements for children ages 6 to 12 months at risk for anemia, among other measures. First Focus tweeted that covering preventive care helps "keep kids healthy and [manage] problems before they get out of hand." Children under 19 with disabilities or pre-existing conditions, like asthma, diabetes and cancer, cannot be denied coverage or dropped from a plan.

Health reform also includes Essential Health Benefits, 10 categories of services that insurance companies must cover to be certified and offered in marketplaces. They include pediatric dental and vision care, emergency services, maternity and newborn care, and mental health and substance use disorder services. Health insurance companies are not required to cover vision and dental for adults over 19, though, so parents should be attentive to this when assessing plans. Zuckerman wrote that dental coverage boosts checkup and restorative care, as well as better health and well-being. Children's Partnership wrote, "Access to dental care prevents missed school days for kids."

This year, as in every year, women will make important decisions for themselves and their families about health care. They can apply for coverage through the Marketplace: Online at Health care.gov; Over the phone by calling the 24/7 customer service center (1-800-318-2596, TTY 1-855-889-4325); Working with a trained person in their local community (Find Local Help); or by submitting a paper application my mail.


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gacpl commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM

now talk about how they will hurt from it too. talk about the long term cost.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:44 AM

@gacpl if you talk about the subsidy's we provide million dollar companies, congress healthcare and how our billion dollar industries and members of congress benefit from corporate welfare.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Cut off all subsidies to businesses and corporations. One effect will be that milk will be $8.00 a gallon soon.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/w...

ACA supposedly provides low cost health care for low income/people not previously able to obtain insurance by providing them with "affordable" health care. But SOMEBODY pays to make it "affordable" for them. What is happening now is that a large number of the ones who have to pay for "affordable" health care for the 15% are finding out that that THEIR OWN HEALTH CARE IS NO LONGER "AFFORDABLE."

It's wealth redistribution - a long-term goal of the Democratic party - because those "subsidies" paying for "affordable health care" for the 15% are tax dollars that come from TAXPAYERS in the 85% and THEIR HIGHER INSURANCE PREMIUMS. For the subsidies - the government doesn't produce the money to pay them out of thin air. (They've been trying, but that's why China now owns our debt.)

The Bottom Line: The 85% will have their "wealth" (such as it is, because most of the people who are taxpayers and who will be paying higher insurance premiums are in the MIDDLE CLASS) redistributed to the 15% under this legislation. Obama never told the country this - even though the lamestream media has FINALLY decided to report that the administration (i.e., President Obama) KNEW a hell of a lot of people wouldn't be able to keep THEIR OWN "AFFORDABLE" HEALTH CARE COVERAGE when he was on the stump in 2009 claiming that "no one will force you to change your doctor or lose your plan" as a result of ACA.

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_ne...

And now the tally has reach 2 MILLION LOSERS:

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/1...

My daughter is one whose current plan will no longer be offered and to get comparable coverage she has to pay higher premiums, so my family has been wrangling with this for the past six months or so. I'm about to call BCBSGA myself to try to ferret out what's going on, because I've found the web site to be USELESS.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 11:29 AM

...the tally has reached 2 million losers, that is.....

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 12:11 PM

...and the answer is: ERROR 404. SYSTEM ACCESS DENIED; TRY AGAIN LATER.

That's what I got from BCBSGA a few minutes ago when we called to find out if my daughter "qualifies" for any "affordable health care" under ACA. The BCBSGA rep couldn't access the system which enables him to obtain the plan info and quotes under ACA. He suggested I call back "in a few days" when their system MIGHT be straightened out. He also said he's spent most of his time apologizing to customers for their (BCBSGA's) inability to provide ACA info since he began fielding questions after launch.

Only God knows when this mess will be straightened out, but at the very least we know my daughter will not be able to keep her current plan (nor - probably - her preferred doctors) under ACA. A bad deal for us, and bad legislation for the majority of the country.


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