Originally Posted by dgoldenz
If you took a poll of Americans that thought rescission should be banned except in cases of fraud, I would bet the numbers would be well over 90% in agreement.
Yes, and I wish that this was the approach they took with the HC 'reform' bills. Instead of one massive thing that you can't get enough agreement on, tackle it in chunks that are understandable and less controversial. If they did that, they probably could have passed some bills that really made a difference and had gone into effect by now. Instead, we've had a year of bickering, with a bill that doesn't bring most of the intended benefits in until 2014.
If it passes, I bet a lot of people are gonna be surprised when they can't just sign up for these benefits.
I don't understand people's logic though. If you get rid of pre-existing conditions, you have an immediate 50-200% rate increase, and that's on top of any other increases that would have came along anyway.
I think the answer is, and I don't mean to be condescending to those people, but they just have not thought through the consequences. Denying someone for a pre-existing condition is a heart-wrenching problem, so it is easy to see why people (rightfully) get worked up about it. But it is a symptom of our current situation, and you can't fix the symptom w/o making changes to the underlying causes.
But if they did just try to 'wish it away', yes, those same people would be upset at the inevitable price increases.