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Obama admin winds down plan for ‘The Uninsurables’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing financial concerns, the Obama administration has begun quietly winding down one of the earliest programs created by the president’s health care overhaul, a plan that helps people with medical problems who can’t get private insurance.

In an afternoon teleconference with state counterparts, administration officials said Friday the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan will stop taking new applications. People already in the plan will not lose coverage.

Designed as a stopgap solution until the law’s full consumer protections are in effect next year, PCIP has served more than 135,000 people, a lifeline for patients with serious medical problems such as cancer and heart failure. But Congress allocated a limited amount of money, and the administration’s technical experts want to make sure it doesn’t run out.

Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman Erin Shields Britt said PCIP has “provided needed security to some of our nation’s sickest people.”

The plan covers people who have had problems getting private insurance because of a medical condition and have been uninsured for at least six months. Premiums are keyed to average rates charged in each state, which means they’re not necessarily cheap, often amounting to several hundred dollars a month for middle-aged individuals.

“We’re glad this program was here and able to help,” said Amie Goldman, who oversees the program in Wisconsin. “I’m certainly disappointed we won’t be able to serve everyone who has a need for this coverage.”

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  1. Claudia

    February 17th, 2013

    Hahahahahahaha hahahahaahahahahaha ahahahah a ahaahaaa aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    I started laughing and ended up crying.

    How many times, how loud, how much did ‘we’ argue that this was impossible?

    Even when the government finally strips out every benefit that Obama promised, the idiots will still think Obamacare is holy.

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  2. Cynic

    February 17th, 2013

    “Citing financial concerns…” healthcare is now decided on economics. Only a retard couldn’t have seen this one coming.

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  3. Hanoverfist

    February 17th, 2013

    But Sarah Palin is stupid.
    And she lies.
    And there are no Death Panels.

    And pigs can fly.

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  4. Czar of Defenestration

    February 17th, 2013

    “ObamaCare ensures medical coverage for those who can’t afford it or have been denied.”
    …except when it cost the Government too much. Then, SAY YOUR PRAYERS (to yourself in SILENCE!).

    Signed, Barry Marxist Obama

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  5. Tim

    February 17th, 2013

    I think it was Ann Barnhardt who wrote some time ago that covering “preexisting” conditions wasn’t insurance as the word is properly understood, but passing the cost onto others.

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  6. Czar of Defenestration

    February 17th, 2013

    @ Tim

    Well, it’s sorta like someone calling Obama (*not* at 3am…) and saying,

    “My house is burning down! I’m ENTITLED to home insurance, and NOW…or you’re a raaaaaacist! Oh: and, by the way: I can’t afford it, but I’ve got a RIGHT to it!!!”

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  7. IronyCurtain

    February 17th, 2013

    Wasn’t this the original excuse for why we needed a Stalinist Healthcare System in the first place?!?

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  8. Mz BallBreaker

    February 18th, 2013

    Frogs poop golden nuggets and Obie is a Saint…NOT EVER IN ALL OF HELL! …. Just like every other “promise” that cretin has made to get elected again….its all shite and piss…. sooo all you LIberals and Obie supporters…what say you now? hmmm? Chrissy Matthews???? speak up, dont swallow your tongues with his cum….ALWAYS REMEMBER AND NEVER FORGET….he told you this back in the pre-DC days in Chi-town….”I’m a politician….we all lie!”

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