Friday, February 24, 2017

Another four year term is not assured to Trump.

December 12, 2016
By Carolyn Y. Johnson

One in four non-elderly adults (click here) has a medical condition, ranging from diabetes to pregnancy to severe obesity to arthritis, that would make them uninsurable under the health coverage rules that prevailed before the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study.

Before President Obama's signature health-care law took effect, insurers could deny coverage to people buying individual health plans or charge them higher rates based on their health history, occupation or the medications they took. Through one of the law's most popular provisions, insurers can't deny people coverage - and the factors they use to determine people's premiums are extremely limited....

...The new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows just how important that provision is to many Americans. The study examined 2015 data to see how prevalent preexisting conditions are and found that 52 million non-elderly Americans could be ineligible for insurance under the old rules....

Let's see. 52 million Americans with losses of 40,000 per year would take at least a millennium too kill off all those takers.