Wednesday, January 30, 2013

AARP offers tips to caregivers with non-Medicare family members -- how Obamacare works with pre-existing conditions

The AARP has a very useful worksheet of information for family caregivers, which apply in those situations where the person is not eligible for Medicare (usually because of age less than 65) and does not already have workplace-related, retiree, or other individual health insurance.

The link for the fact sheet is here.  

The main point made by the fact sheet is the discussion of the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) which stays in force until the “Exchanges” go to work in 2014.

I have to think, when I see so many “right wingers” belligerently screaming about Obamacare, they don’t know anyone with a pre-existing condition.  Maybe they have been excommunicated from family life.  Maybe they think other family members should pay out of pocket.  Maybe they would be willing to pay out of pocket.  Maybe they would just let people die. 

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