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2011 Senate Bill 595: Create Obamacare insurance “exchange”
  1. Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on September 7, 2011, to create a state government “insurance exchange” that potentially would comply with the regulations imposed by the federal “Patient Protection and Affordability Act.” Under that federal law, the exchanges are the means by which federal subsidies, regulations, restrictions, and mandates would be administered. If a state does not create an “exchange” that complies with all the regulations imposed by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, then an exchange would be established for the state by the federal government. Among other things the “exchange” would act as a “broker” through which individuals could acquire health insurance coverage complying with federal mandates. The “exchange” concept was originally implemented in the Massachusetts “Romneycare” law.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on September 7, 2011.

Comments

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 595 (Create Obamacare insurance “exchange” )  by isabelleelise on May 6, 2012 

Whether it's called Obamacare, Romneycare, an Exchange, a health care Compact or a Health Care Co-op.... it's all socialized medicine.  Big government (Federal and/or State) central planning never works.  We need real free-market health care reforms that will naturally keep prices competitive, keep innovations coming through a profit motive and keep the power of choice with the individual.



Re: 2011 Senate Bill 595 (Create Obamacare insurance “exchange” )  by OldVet2 on October 4, 2011 

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I am not wrong. The new law does not prevent BCBS from insuring her with a pre-existing condition. You are blaming Obamacare for what BCBS is doing. I know it fits your picture, but is not reality.


I wouldn't think of giving you advice. You apparently don't need it, and wouldn't take it anyway. Best wishes for your wife in dealing with her condition.



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 Obamacare gives BCBS an out that was not there before. Thank you for your best wishes.



Re: 2011 Senate Bill 595 (Create Obamacare insurance “exchange” )  by gypsy on October 4, 2011 

Just take a moment to read this oldvet.


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/04/opinion/your-soaring-health-insurance-premiums.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha211



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