The vampires who suck the neck of the hard working man have it all locked up.
Does the Plan Cover Pre-Existing Medical Conditions?
The Trust Plan covers pre-existing medical conditions after a three-month waiting period. The waiting period may be less if you have been insured before.
I don't know about you, but my individual plan costs over a thousand dollars a month [individual] (not including the kids - child health plus does not allow adults). No pre-existing conditions, nothing. But I am not a union thug. I am a hard working blogger, and please don't tell me O's plan will help me. I am subsidizing the moochers, the looters, the destroyers. The government is a metastasizing cancer that destroys everything it touches.
The fix is in.
Members of the nation's labor unions have made up a hefty segment of the audiences that flocked to town halls Mr. Obama held in the past week, and they have played an even larger role in a nationwide campaign for an insurance overhaul. Financially, and with boots on the ground, unions have become the backbone of the president's effort.
Last week, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was part of a group, largely funded by the pharmaceutical industry's lobby, that launched $12 million in television ads to support the president's health care push, and the coalition Americans for Stable Quality Care could spend tens of millions of dollars more this fall.
The AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are among the partners in another group, Health Care for America Now, which has committed millions more dollars to advertising that is running now in a half-dozen states.
It isn’t just out of the goodness of their hearts that Big Labor is gearing
up to spend millions to help President
(1).The President of the AFL-CIO recently announced
that the union would jump into the healthcare
But unions already have their own healthcare plans and Obama promised—for whatever an Obama promise is worth—that union plans would be untouched by Obamacare. So, what are the unions in the fight for if it doesn’t really touch them?
The answer to that question appears in the House bill on page 65, section 164 where unions are to receive a $10 billion dollar infusion of taxpayer’s money to supplement their failing plans through a program called the “reinsurance plan.”
In his open letter, Sweeney said that one of the union’s goals was to seek “relief for company/union funds providing pre-Medicare retiree coverage.” This would be people that retired from the unions before they are eligible for Medicare. In other words, the union is looking for federal funds to relieve expenditures from his over extended pension plans.
Well, low and behold the House healthcare bill has included in it a “Reinsurance Program for Retirees” (section 164). This section stipulates that $10 billion will be set aside for this program of “reinsurance” for those older than 55 and not yet eligible for Medicare.
This program will reimburse eligible “retirees” for 80% of the costs of their medical care. This would go a long way to help unions defer costs to their own plans.
So, no wonder the unions are so hot to help Obamacare pass. It will be a boon to their overextended pension plans.