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"The whole business model is signing people up for coverage and getting a cut of what they sell, and the place they're going to make their money is selling these short-term plans," said Nicholas Bagley, a professor of law at the University of Michigan. Many consumers "don't fully understand the lack of protections if they go over some annual or lifetime [insurance] limit. These plans don’t cover preexisting conditions."

The Trump administration is encouraging this bait and switch for Obamacare customers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "has sent at least five emails so far to individual market consumers encouraging them to use outside brokers, including through a service called Help on Demand, to sign up for health insurance," The Washington Post reports, citing emails provided to it from a recipient of ACA market emails. Senate Democrats are not happy about any of this, and have written to CMS warning that "not only [is it] failing to conduct sufficient oversight to protect customers, but [it] is actively emailing consumers to encourage them to obtain coverage through third-party agents and brokers instead of the HealthCare.gov website."

The senators and Peter LaFrance (who has been in an ACA-compliant plan since 2018, and pays as much for it with his subsidy as he was paying for the junk plan) want everyone shopping for health insurance in the remaining 20 days of open enrollment not to be fooled by the Trump administration or insurance brokers. Get Covered America's open enrollment toolkit will help you avoid that potential disaster, providing all the information you need. And, as always, Healthcare.gov is the place to get started.

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7 minutes ago, prettylight said:
 

"The whole business model is signing people up for coverage and getting a cut of what they sell, and the place they're going to make their money is selling these short-term plans," said Nicholas Bagley, a professor of law at the University of Michigan. Many consumers "don't fully understand the lack of protections if they go over some annual or lifetime [insurance] limit. These plans don’t cover preexisting conditions."

The Trump administration is encouraging this bait and switch for Obamacare customers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "has sent at least five emails so far to individual market consumers encouraging them to use outside brokers, including through a service called Help on Demand, to sign up for health insurance," The Washington Post reports, citing emails provided to it from a recipient of ACA market emails. Senate Democrats are not happy about any of this, and have written to CMS warning that "not only [is it] failing to conduct sufficient oversight to protect customers, but [it] is actively emailing consumers to encourage them to obtain coverage through third-party agents and brokers instead of the HealthCare.gov website."

The senators and Peter LaFrance (who has been in an ACA-compliant plan since 2018, and pays as much for it with his subsidy as he was paying for the junk plan) want everyone shopping for health insurance in the remaining 20 days of open enrollment not to be fooled by the Trump administration or insurance brokers. Get Covered America's open enrollment toolkit will help you avoid that potential disaster, providing all the information you need. And, as always, Healthcare.gov is the place to get started.

The American dream for a scammer is an America where scammers rule.  This administration has brought us closer to that realization than any other in modern times.  

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1 hour ago, Farmer Vincent said:

The American dream for a scammer is an America where scammers rule.  This administration has brought us closer to that realization than any other in modern times.  

Trump and his criminal administration iare robbing our national treasures on a daily basis. All the cult45 members want to talk about is some fake ass Ukraine/Biden BS.

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The Trump administration and a group of Republican-led states has now officially asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/

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As coronavirus surges, Trump tries to dismantle healthcare for millions

He is at it again. This time, Donald Trump is attempting to destroy the Affordable Care Act in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Just in the past 11 days, we've set the record for largest daily increase in the number of new cases seven times. Clearly, the pandemic has not been brought under control. Despite the Republicans’ repeated and failed efforts to repeal Obamacare, Trump’s Justice Department, together with several state attorneys general, have asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Imagine that you have lost your job, your health insurance, and contracted COVID-19. You survive, but are left with scarring on your lungs or a cardiac infirmity. If Trump has his way, you will be excluded from purchasing health insurance. Going into the 2020 election, polls indicate that healthcare is Americans' highest concern. If Trump were attempting to sabotage his chances at re-election he could not choose a better issue at a more opportune time.

Not only could Trump’s timing not be worse politically, but it is a moral abomination. More than 40 million Americans have lost their jobs as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. With a health insurance system in which coverage for many is tagged to employment, the loss of a job also means the loss of healthcare. In this reality, purchasing Obamacare or accessing Medicaid, which has been expanded by Obamacare for those states who opted in, can be the only lifeline. The overturning of Obamacare, however, will leave 23 million stripped of coverage and will, once again, permit insurance companies to deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. This will leave a staggering 133 million Americans potentially bereft of health insurance.

Despite the zeal to destroy Obamacare, Trump and his fellow Republicans offer nothing substantial to put in its place.


more at

https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/506899-as-coronavirus-surges-trump-tries-to-dismantle-healthcare-for-millions

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