Monday, September 27, 2010

Botox Never Dies

I had to report on this story from The Blaze, since I talked about this ridiculous plan for young people's health care in a previous post. What kind of parents tell their children to take their time following their dreams? If a dream is worth doing, it is worth doing as soon as possible, not just dreaming about it. For that matter, what it is a young adult supposed to be doing if they do have to work for a while towards their dreams, that they still need their parents to provide health care? And if a young adult can't provide his own health care, does that mean Mom and Dad also have to provide food, housing and clothing? I'm sorry; I'm going to raise my children to be better than that, thankyouverymuch.

On a side note, as one of Beck's commenters said, if Ms. Botox doesn't like pledges, does that mean she doesn't pledge to protect and uphold the Constitution? Does her word mean anything?


Anonymous said...

I hope your children never have asthma.

My children, who have worked or volunteered since they were nine, both have asthma.

As a senior in high school my daughter, who is taking college courses, can not afford health care.

Because she was born with asthma she has a pre existing condition.

This medical expense keeps my husband working as a work priest rather than a full time lutheran pastor.

She can no more afford to provide her own health insurance than I can fly.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I've obviously struck a nerve here, but I'm not sure what your family's health issues have to do with the Speaker of the House telling kids they can put off their dreams and stay on Mom and Dad's insurance has to do with it. Plus I presume they'll be on your insurance past 26, no? Your special case has nothing to do with the new law in general, and giving every stinking adult in this country the right to keep living off of Mommy and Daddy.

Lastly, you know jack-all about my own family situation. We have our own problems that we have to deal with. Everybody does. However, Obamacare is a stupid, wasteful and inefficient way to deal with health issues for the entire country.

Anonymous said...

My children are not putting off their dreams to stay on our insurance.

And no, they are not allowed by the insurance company to be on our insurance past the now extended age of 26.

Once they are 26, they are blowing in the wind unless they can participate in an open enrollment program.

However, under current law, that can only happen if they are covered until they sign up under open enrollment. Usually that means cobra. Cobra for them would be 600 a month WITHOUT prescription coverage.

The extending of the age helps them to be able to attend college while still covered by our prescription plan.

For example, a life saving inhaler that allows them to live and contribute as normal citizens costs us ten dollars. Without our plan the cost is over 276 dollars.
EVERY month.

ONE script.

That does not include the cost of the rescue inhaler.

How many young adults can afford to pay for those kind of bills?

I made 5 dollars and 76 cents an hour at age 20 and I can assure you I would not have been able to purchase asthma medications.

I can assure you we are not alone in our situation.

We are not special cases, but unless you have to deal with insurance companies on a regular basis as we do, you probably are not aware that real people who pay taxes and work hard are affected in ways that probably never occur to you when you just look at humans as talking points.

I truly hope you never have to have extended exposure to the health care system.

And truly, my children who are approaching young adulthood, are not stinking and they aren't trying to live off of me or my husband.

There are real people behind all these cases and this kind of inflamatory, hateful speech surprised me as I found your blog via a lutheran blog roll.

I was so surprised I commented hoping I had misunderstood the tone.

However, I now can see that I didn't.

I'll read other lutheran blogs and not bother you anymore.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Did some digging today. This seems to verify what Mr. BTEG told me last night. In his words, if you are enrolled in a group health insurance plan for longer than 12 months, a preexisting condition cannot be used against you. Obviously I am not a lawyer and this is not any kind of legal advice. However, the article also states that "most insurance policies for large groups cover preexisting conditions." My husband and I have certainly had no trouble when switching insurance plans in regards to our preexisting conditions. It may be something to look into.

Kim said...

I'd like to point out something in regards to the link that you posted.

The average wait time to get insurance with a new company is 90 days. The link states that in order to receive insurance with a preexisting conditions you must be insured for 18 month with no lapse in coverage for longer than 63 days.

Not all employers allow you to sign-up for insurance with preexisting conditions. In fact it's getting harder and harder to find companies that even offer insurance let alone one that will offer you coverage if they can get around it by enforcing a 90 day waiting period..

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Look. I don't like Obamacare. I think allowing *all* adults to stay on their parents insurance until 26 is ridiculous. Pelosi didn't say anything about helping young adults w/medical issues. She talked about how kids can defer their dreams and keep living off of mom and dad. I object to that. Period.

And if you think our lives are just carefree and we have no medical issues, then read this blog more.

Susan B. said...

Medical insurance is a huge pain in the butt to deal with...I acknowledge that. But people who think Obamacare is the answer are going to be extremely disappointed, I think. Dealing with government bureaucracies is going to be much, much worse than dealing with insurance companies. I mean, look at this chart. What a nightmare!