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Offline happyg

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HHS 'encourages' insurers to fix problems created by Obamacare
« on: December 12, 2013, 07:36:18 PM »
By PHILIP KLEIN | DECEMBER 12, 2013 AT 4:29 PM
Photo - A woman works with a counselor at Miami's Borinquen Health Center to get signed up for health insurance through Obamacare on Dec. 2. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) A woman works with a counselor at Miami's Borinquen Health Center to get signed up for health...
During the Obamacare rollout, stories have spread about millions of Americans losing their current health insurance coverage, preferred doctors and hospitals as plans restrict networks to comply with the law, and losing their prescription drug coverage.

On Thursday afternoon, the Department of Health and Human Services said it was “strongly encouraging” insurers to help the department fix a raft of problems created by the rocky rollout of President Obama’s health care law.

Among the guidance the HHS announced:

— It is requiring insurers to accept payments until Dec. 31 for coverage starting on Jan. 1. It is also “urging” insurers to give individuals more time beyond that to pay for coverage. In other words, if somebody pays for coverage in the middle of January, HHS is asking insurers to retroactively make that person's coverage effective as of Jan. 1. HHS is also asking insurers to cover individuals who offer a "down payment," even if that payment only covers part of the first month's premiums.
 
— In a press release, HHS said it was also "strongly encouraging insurers to treat out-of-network providers as in-network to ensure continuity of care for acute episodes or if the provider was listed in their plan’s provider directory as of the date of an enrollee’s enrollment."

— HHS is also "strongly encouraging insurers to refill prescriptions covered under previous plans during January."

On a conference call, an HHS spokeswoman emphasized: “We are just proposing it as an option and we’re encouraging issuers. There is no requirement.”

Translation: HHS has a huge mess on its hands and it hopes that by getting ahead of this news, it can foist the blame for the problems on insurers.

Of course, for insurers who have spent years designing plans to comply with the law, this would present huge and unreasonable logistical hurdles.

HHS also announced there would be a "special enrollment period" for people who tried to purchase insurance by Dec. 23 but couldn't because of a "system error."
http://washingtonexaminer.com/hhs-encourages-insurers-to-fix-problems-created-by-obamacare/article/2540658

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Re: HHS 'encourages' insurers to fix problems created by Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 07:46:46 PM »
Hubris.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

Offline sinkspur

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Re: HHS 'encourages' insurers to fix problems created by Obamacare
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 07:53:24 PM »
Here they go.

You always knew Obama and his thugs could not long resist the urge to foist all the problems with Obammycare on the insurance companies, and this is the beginning. 

They are "strongly encouraging" insurers to lose money to cover Sebelius' and Obammy's asses.  If they don't, they get blamed for seniors not getting medicine or for those who may be denied coverage due to the failure of the website.  The skinny skank is "encouraging" because she can't legally 'require" this, but everybody sees what's happening here.
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Re: HHS 'encourages' insurers to fix problems created by Obamacare
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 07:56:11 PM »
STOP referring to women as "skank" on this board!
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: HHS 'encourages' insurers to fix problems created by Obamacare
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 08:01:02 PM »
STOP referring to women as "skank" on this board!

LOL!!!   Kissin' up to Sebelius now.  You love you some women, don't you, Rap, no matter how little these abortion-lovers despise you and everything you stand for.

There now appears to be a new standard here at GOPBR, where reliable Republican Senators can be called cowards and criminals, but don't you dare label women who favor partial-birth abortion.
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Re: HHS 'encourages' insurers to fix problems created by Obamacare
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 08:13:44 PM »
Let's try this.

I just saw Rosa DeLauro on Chris Hayes show (I was one of the four people watching). 

She  does her very best to dress and act like a gypsy:  multi-colored hair, garage-sale clothes,  and a demeanor that suggests she'd love to rob you blind.

Does that offend your sensibilities? 
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Re: HHS 'encourages' insurers to fix problems created by Obamacare
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 05:56:27 AM »
Oh, this where the government expects the capitalists they have been attacking for the past 5 years to pull their nuts out of the fire?
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.


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