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EPILEPSY IS A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION!!

There are three million people in the United States that have epilepsy!  Epilepsy is considered to be a pre-existing condition.  Add to that Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, Congestive Heart Disease, and the list goes on.  People need to be informed about how expensive medication is for us.  One of my medications is $3,000 a month.  At least I only pay $400 a month with my insurance company now.  (I am only mentioning one of my medications) A longer list of pre-existing conditions can be found at https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/05/pre-existing-conditions-american-obamacare-repeal-american-health-care-act/22071483/.

President Trump’s American Health Care Act says the insurance companies can charge more for, or exclude pre-existing conditions.  The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, (Blah,Blah, Blah), says that insurance companies have to accept all applicants.

 This lets insurance companies increase costs or limit what they spend on patients.  There is more information about Medicaid, Medicare, Planned Parenthood, Mental Health, etc. at http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/22/533942041/who-wins-who-loses-with-senate-health-care-bill.

 

 

Senator Mitch McConnell said, “We agreed on the need to free Americans from Obamacare’s mandates. And policies contained in the discussion draft will repeal the individual mandates so Americans are no longer forced to buy insurance they don’t need or can’t afford.”  I have a question.  If uninsured patients go to the hospital, will they get help from the hospital with the cost?  If the hospital loses money helping patients that don’t have insurance, will they have to cut costs by downgrading employment?  Does this help bringing more jobs to the US President Trump?

 

I usually don’t write about anything political.  I felt that people need to see what is considered pre-existing conditions.  You might have one of the pre-existing conditions on that list.  Please call your Congressman to vote “no” on this bill.

Thank you for taking time to read my blog,

Roxanne

 

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