Ok for one-shot horrible injuries or diseases sure. But what if you get a long term chronic disease that costs you say $70,000 per year for a decade plus? You ok with a constant ongoing $50k+ a year expense that insurance cover zero of?
Wouldn't most diseases that run that expensive fall under the category of catastrophic?
And if not, wouldn't one be able to sign up under the pre-existing condition clause? I mean, no one has argued that should go away.
Actually, I've seen the idea floated that pre-ex would only be waived for a new policy if you'd had continuous coverage for x amount of time.
Exactly. They ARE getting rid of it, but then claiming they are not getting rid of it as long as you've maintained continuous coverage. What good is a ban on denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions if you can still deny people with pre-existing conditions? The guaranteed issue clause is totally meaningless if it doesn't apply to anyone who doesn't already have coverage.
It's just like the 1100 manufacturing jobs at that carrier plant that Trump said he saved. It doesn't matter that he didn't really save them, people want to hear that he did so he publicly claims that he did.
It's just like all those times he said "I'm the least racist person you've ever met." It doesn't matter that he banned black people from his clubs and discriminated against black tenants in his buildings, people want to believe that he's not racist so he says he's not racist.
This is the Trump MO. He's a people pleaser, and he'll say anything regardless of the truth if it's what peoples want to hear. He's going to throw Clinton in jail. Immigrants ruined the economy. You can grab them by the pussy, but it was just locker room talk. Mexico will pay for the wall. He's going to bring back all the jobs. Climate change is a Chinese hoax.
I don't even blame him for being so ridiculous, honestly, it's standard celebrity policy. I blame the rest of us for eating that shit up, because we apparently WANT to be lied to. Trump is just the sycophant symptom of the underlying problem, rising to exploit our fundamental weaknesses.
Weakness that is now being turned into official policy decisions, like the repeal of the ACA and the loss of health insurance for 10% of the country. Is this really making America great again? Because from where I'm standing, we're fucking ourselves pretty badly.