Health Insurance Caesar
This is an excerpt from Obama’s town hall meeting today in Cleveland, courtesy of the Washington Post…
If you have health insurance, the reform we’re proposing will give you more security. You just heard Rick’s story. Reform will keep the government out of your health care decisions, giving you the option to keep your coverage if you’re happy with it. So don’t let folks say that somehow we’re going to be forcing government-run health care. It’s just not true.
And it will keep the insurance companies out of your health care decisions, too…
… by stopping insurers from cherry-picking who they cover and holding insurers to a higher standard for what they cover.
OBAMA: You won’t have to worry about receiving a surprise bill in the mail, because we’ll limit the amount your insurance company can force you to pay out of your own pocket.
You won’t have to worry about preexisting conditions…
… because never again will anyone in America be denied coverage because of a previous illness or injury.
You won’t have to worry about losing coverage if you lose or leave your job, because every American who needs insurance will have access to affordable plans through a health insurance exchange, a marketplace where insurance companies will compete to cover you, not to deny you coverage.