And this one was reported by, of all outlets, the right wing Sunshine State News’ editor-blogger Kenric Ward.
Premium prices on health insurance plans covering pre-existing conditions have dropped 40 percent in Florida, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.
The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, created by the Affordable Care Act, “changes lives, and in many cases, literally saves lives,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
HHS said that a 50-year-old Floridian can now get comprehensive health coverage for as low as $270 per month. The new, reduced rates take effect July 1.
Under the new enrollment plan, Florida residents can prove their pre-existing condition by providing a letter from a doctor, physician assistant or nurse practitioner dated within the past 12 months stating that they have or, at any time in the past, had a medical condition, disability or illness.
“This option became available to children under age 19 in February, and we are extending this pathway to all applicants regardless of age,” Sebelius said in a statement. “Applicants will no longer have to wait on an insurance company to send them a denial letter.”
PCIP coverage includes primary and specialty care, hospital care, prescription drugs, home health and hospice care, skilled nursing care and preventive health and maternity care. Floridians enrolled in PCIP have access to a provider network that includes 37,705 physicians, 4,751 pharmacies and 312 hospitals, HHS said.
So why would SSN report such a thing, I mean, it’s damned near pro-Obamacare! Well.. turns out that this fall, “PCIP program.” And you know, wherever there’s a profit to be made, there be Republicans.
What’s shocking is that people really aren’t taking advantage of this opportunity to get healthcare.