Friday, November 06, 2009

Obamacare Would Make Uninsured WAIT

Story here.

ht: Drudge Report

WASHINGTON - You're afraid your cancer is back, and a health insurance company just turned you down.

Under the health care bills in Congress, you could apply for coverage through a new high-risk pool that President Barack Obama promises would immediately start serving patients with pre-existing medical problems.

Wait a second. Read the fine print. You may have to be uninsured for six months to qualify.

"If you are a cancer patient and have cancer now, you can't wait six months to go into a plan because your condition can go from bad to death," said Stephen Finan, a policy expert with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He called the waiting period in the Senate bill "unacceptable."
In Canada, where we've got "universal" healthcare... I know for a fact that the system makes one wait with respect to cancer diagnosis, staging analysis and treatment. I've personally seen it fail to save a life.

What does this say about the worth of Obamacare?

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