D-Day 2 #AHCA Senate Version: No Treatment for PREEXISTING CONDITIONS

Built into the ACA are specific protections for those with chronic illness. Called, Essential Health Benefits (EHBs). EHBs will be denied by states that accept the waivers. Treatment of chronic illness will no longer be covered. As I have stated repeatedly that EHBs includes treatment of chronic illness, and a wealth of patient protections such as prescription medications, labs, hospitalization and more. The Republicans are demanding a death spiral.

SENATE HEALTHCARE BILL RELEASED 06/23/17: HERE

UPDATE SENATE #AHCA KILLS PREEXISTING CONDITIONS WITH THERE OLD GAMES OF SMOKE SCREENS??▶️The preliminary reports have disclosed the Senate #ACHA Version as briefed as of 06/21/17. However, do not be fooled with their version.

As of 06/21/17, reports of the Senate #AHCA are:
–Senate gives greater flexibility to the ACA’s existing state waivers, and expedites their approval. The ACA laid out strict conditions for what the waivers could do, and the GOP bill would loosen these — which could be a different means to the same end (as passed by Congress)
**What would be waivable:**
**Essential Health Benefits (EHBs)
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Actuarial value, or the need that plans cover a certain percentage of an enrollee’s health care costs
—The definition of a quality health plan

THE CLINCHER:
Not the ban on charging sick people higher premiums than healthy people, nor the need that insurers sell plans to people with pre-existing conditions, according to AXIO and the Washington Post Video of McConnell (06/21/17).

The above paragraph seems to imply that charging higher premiums to those who are sick, than healthy people is not included in Senates version. As slick as they think they are, it sounds great on paper, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. It is still murder.
HOW?
Senate grants states the ability to waive EHBs. Sure, insurers will sell plans to a sick person. THEY WONT TREAT THE CHRONICALLY ILL.
WHY?
Built into the ACA are specific protections for those with chronic illness. Called, Essential Health Benefits (EHBs). EHBs will be denied by states that accept the waivers. Treatment of chronic illness will no longer be covered. As I have stated repeatedly that EHBs includes treatment of chronic illness, and a wealth of patient protections such as prescription medications, labs, hospitalization and more. The Republicans are demanding a death spiral.

This proposed Senate Version is STILL a death sentence to people who suffer chronic illnesses, and rely on life saving medications. The following is what is now covered under EHBs. These protections will no longer be available, including treatment of chronic illnesses. I have also updated the documents section with the full text law. Located HERE.

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[caption id="attachment_24102" align="alignnone" width="840"] Brief Peak of #AHCA Senate Version 06/21/17
Attribution: Andy Slavitt

Attribution:
https://www.axios.com/what-we-know-about-the-gop-senate-health-bill-2445712499.html;
Twitter handle: @aslavitt

Should Elected Officials be Held Accountable for Hiding trumps Acts of Treason Upon America?

State elected officials are aiding and ebedding trumps agenda; A Resource

Im sharing a valuable resource that helps the public determine which of their State elected officials are aiding trumps agenda. From Russia to the Muslim Ban, the treason of America begins. He is still president of our country. Hmmm, how is this possible? His accomplices, thats how. Take a peek at how your state representative has been protecting trump.
You can also locate this information by reviewing the legislation. However, Trump Truth Hiders, puts all of this great information in one place. Certainly adding this to my bookmarks!

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On The Eve of D-Day of the ACA-Americans, Everywhere, PRAY- –Millions of Lives are at Risk- NO TO THE AHCA

ACHA diabolical cuts: Essential Health Benefits EHB), Bans on Annual and Lifetime Limits, Uncapped Premiums eliminates the single risk pool and more

 

There will be a vote on the largest bill, AHCA, that will impact millions of Americans, tomorrow 03/24/17, 10 am Eastern  Streams Live.  Tonight, trump demanded the conservative Republican members of the United States House of Representatives known as the, “Freedom Caucus” an AHCA vote by  tomorrow. Tonight is D-Day  regarding the repeal and replacement of ACA, or AHCA plus the  Essential Health Benefits (EHB)repeal. In addition, to the  diabolical cuts including:

  • The Meadows Act eliminates the “Single Risk Pool”  (Insurers determine your Premiums, UNCAPPED)
  • The Meadows Act eliminates “Rating Restrictions”  (Insurers determine your Premiums, UNCAPPED)House in Session ACHA LIVE
  • The Meadows Act REVERSES the ban on Lifetime AND ANNUAL LIMITS (Many will be forced to go bankrupt. Those with chronic illnesses, or premature infants will hit lifetime and annual limits very quickly)–
  • The Meadows Act eliminates the no out of pocket cost for preventative services, such as mammograms.
  • The Meadows Act REVERSES the standardized documentation mandates (unable to compare plans, coverage and prices)
  • The Meadows Act REVERSES the Medical Loss Ratios standards, another win-win for insurance companies

The business person that trump is, I am pretty sure that he is using the pressure tactic. The GOP have hated ACA since its inception. trump, is giving  the Freedom Caucus an ultimatum–vote, or the bill stays as is, ACA. The GOP in their mighty heads of pride have only one answer–CUT IT–APPEAL every single section of the ACA. trump has also threatened members of congress,with their seats (and most fell for it). There are a few Republicans that are a maybe or a NO, we have to convince them by the a.m. to vote no. They are listed at the end of the blog.

The truth is, the ACA has saved millions of lives, and the GOP cannot offer any suitable replacement.  Complete details are not released at this moment. What is available is that a summary of the topics debated at tonight’s Caucus Meeting.  A formal copy will be updated tomorrow. I fell apart after reading (no TV), and researching the ACA , realizing that the GOP are offering  a certain death sentence to MILLIONS.

I blogged earlier about the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) protections being threatened. Yes, that has become a part of what they are calling an amended bill, referring to it simply as EHB. The Full Text LINK of Current ACA Law can be found here for comparison.

ACA (Right Click if you want to open directly)

Following is the text of the “Meadows Amendment” Mark Meadows information follows…(remember NOT to vote for him if you live in North Carolina). Summary as to how Meadows effects a vote for the AHCA tomorrow follows.

  • EHB Repeal for AHCA includes: FULL REPEAL of Essential Health Benefits (shown below)
Meadows Amendment 1
ESSENTIAL BENEFITS REPEALED MEADOWS 1
https://meadows.house.gov/
2/2 Meadows Amendment 1 Drafted 03/21/17
  • Essential Health Benefits INCLUDE:

Essential Health Care Benefits KILLED - Copy

Mark Meadows

Representative Mark Meadows

North Carolina (R)

(202) 225-6401

After the Caucus Meeting tonight there is speculation that the clause for preexisting conditions be reversed. If you have a condition that would meet preexisting status, pay attention to repealing: ‘SEC. 2704 ø42 U.S.C. 300gg–3¿. PROHIBITION OF PREEXISTING CONDITION EXCLUSIONS OR OTHER DISCRIMINATION BASED ON HEALTH STATUS

What Congressional Persons will vote NO? IF you live in one of their states, call, email, tweet, contact them and enforce a NO for the AHCA. Some of these guys appear to be terrified by Paul Ryan, little do they know, that Paul Ryan is despised. Call, email, DO it NOW!

  • MAYBE:

Scott DesJarlais TN (R)

(TWITTER) @DesJarlaisTN04

http://t.co/omXrQSGbn2 (FACEBOOK)


Paul Gosar  ARIZONA (R) http://gosar.house.gov/

(TWITTER) @RepGosar


Rep. Erik Paulsen MN (R)

(TWITTER) @RepErikPaulsen

paulsen.house.gov


Phone:
(202) 225-3765
Fax:
(202) 225-7768

Possibly NO: Andy Biggs (AZ) R:  1626 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-2635  twitter @RepAndyBiggsAZ

NO VOTES (PLEASE THANK THEM)

Leonard Lance (NJ) R 2352 Rayburn House Office Building
(202) 225-5361


Chris Smith (NJ) R

twitter: @RepChrisSmith

2373 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

**NOTE I am not aware of all of the key persons, that may sway the vote. Please add any that you are aware of.


ATTENTION: 8 Governors Praised the AHCA and trump.  knowing what the GOP was planning. Sadly, one of these Governors, is from my state, just elected in 2016.

  • Indiana: Holcomb                                                            
  • Maine: LaPage:
  • Mississippi: Bryant
  •  Missouri: Greitens:
  •  Utah: Herbert:
  •  Alabama:Bentley
  • Idaho: Otter: 
  • Kansas: Brownback

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Senator Ron Johnson (R) Wisconsin-Threatens peaceful protestor with Reporting to CAPITOL POLICE & sends “Cease & Desist” Letter.

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SENATOR RON JOHNSON (R) WISCONSIN

Yes, S. PAUL RYANS Homestate, Wisconsin. #ryancare 

“CEASE & DISEST” Letter to Peaceful Protestor, Threatens to Report the Capital Police. We still live in America, right? Constitutional Right to Assemble?

Dissent is patriotic, that’s what we believe. That’s why for months citizens  been showing up to Congressional offices, calling every day, writing letters/emails/postcards & more. It’s why citizens took part in town halls and rallies across the states for the last few months, during the Congressional Recess, including a 500+ person rally in Greenfield Wisconsin, and 150+ in Wausau. Complete with empty chairs for, and a large cardboard cutout of, Senator Ron Johnson.

Speaking out is the American Way. That is why it is shocking when one of the Wisconsin citizens who has been contacting Senator Johnson received a “cease and desist” letter threatening to turn him over to the Capitol Police. One expert on Congress quoted in The Intercept said this was an “extraordinary unusual” letter and that he had never heard of Congressional office taking such action before.

The letter expresses in extreme form Senator Johnson’s disregard for the opinions of his own constituents. Senator Johnson is trying his best not to hear our concerns about the future of healthcare, about the future of our country and the fate of our families. There’s another Congressional Recess coming up, and the ACA hasn’t been repealed yet. Join us in saying “We will NOT Cease and Desist!”.

S. Johnson was re elected in 2016. I’m not from Wisconsin, and unfamiliar with the morale of Wisconsin citizens. Disappointed that Wisconsin has elected two Senators that refuse citizen and constituent concerns. Of course, given the fact that every state of this nation is fighting for our basic healthcare, civil rights, women’s rights, concerns about National and International Security, the list is endless…I have faith that their are citizens from Wisconsin that have the same concerns the rest of the nation is sharing.

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Contact Information for S. Johnson

Washington D.C. Office
328 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5323
Fax: (202) 228-6965

Oshkosh Office
219 Washington Avenue
Suite 100
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 230-7250
Fax: (920) 230-7262

Milwaukee Office
517 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 408
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 276-7282
Fax: (414) 276-7284

 

 

Health Insurance Exclusions: Maternity (labor C-sect,) newborn care, cancer treatments, emergency & outpatient, nursing, diabetes, anasthesia, ventilation support & MORE.

Under MN law, healthcare workers, would have been forced to unplug the
ventilators. Is this not MURDER? WAtch every Bill in your state, this will continue to occur. The cross state healthcare agenda will spread like wildfire I feel this scenario passes in ANY state.

Representative Steve Drazkowski (R) District: 21B, from Minnesota  

CDCB9B5D-7E5F-4A27-BCF3-6A702A9E271E-816-000000799F073EBD_tmp   Drazkowski will be up for re-election 11-6-18–GET HIM OUT OF OFFICE MINNESOTA. Drazkowski’s Ammendment and Chief Author of the H.R. 2026, provide clear-cut evidence that he does NOT support his constituents in MN. As an example, he declared among many atrocities that would have been excluded from health insurance, patients on ventilators, maternity and newborn coverage, cancer treatments and horrendous other health insurance exclusions. This is just the beginning, other states are following suit.

Example of Drazkowski bill: Imagine, your spouse, child, parent  or self, are in a car accident. The hospital,  in using best medical  judgement (to allow organs to heal, testing, or induced “temporary coma”) to put one temporarily on a ventilator.

In reality, in cases like this, patients recover and return to their normal lives, once recouperated. If this Drazkowskis bill had passed. Patients on ventilators, would no longer be covered under health insurance. If passed, Under MN law, healthcare workers, would be forced to unplug the ventilators. Is this not MURDER? This is just one example of the barbaric and savage proposals that were introduced in MN.

Why did MN initiate this?  The minute ACHA Passesas law, millions of Minnesota citizens would be killed, and if not immediately. Death was promised soon, as all cancer treatments were also nixed in the bill. This bill was initiated to coincide with AHCA, and quickly rid patients of their health, and lives.

COntact Drazkowski:

* 591 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Saint Paul, MN651-296-2273

Email: rep.steve.drazkowski@house.mn
Join my email updates list for announcements.

Other MN legislators can be found here:

Drazkowski (R) MN Is the Chief Author of HR 2026; which included inhumane mandates of health insurance exclusions. See this blog entry for exact exclusions (and listed below). Which included gutted benefits for cancer treatments, maternity, newborn care, hospitalizations, nursing services, diabetes care, and  aliat of archaic inhumane exclusions.

Fortunately, public objection, cancelled the vote on 03/14/17. However, citizens need to be aware that this type of axing serious health related coverages WILL reoccur, and currently in progress for many states.

The objective for these death sentence legislative “introductions” are  due to the ACHA. In general, most insurers (health care companies) & STATES, are in anticipation of the ACHA becoming law. Which is NOT In the distant future. As early as 06/17, ACHA Federal law will begin.

States are putting into place legislation, that will benefit, and be ready, for the mandates of the ACHA. In other words, you MUST watch your state legislature and proposed rules, with an eagle eye. The only reason that MN was on the forefront, is due to a prominent party who is from MN. He made knowledgeable of legislation, state and federal, specifically the above case. UNFORTUNATELY, many of us live in Republican dominated states.  Bills like this will sweep unheard of, until it’s to late. Be nosey, be vigilant, our American duty, is in the common people hands. Pay attention to your local state laws.

It is an unfortunate society when the citizens, have to constantly  police those elected officials, that were voted in  by their constituents to preserve basic humanitarian rights. It is, what it is, for this time in history. Continue to watch, and report any activity of other states making no similar proposals.

God Bless America

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