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Discrimination to certain body types

July 25, 2013

Our glorious President says we all need to get health insurance. That may sound like a great idea to him since we pay for his and his family....

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MrShaman

Jul-25-13 6:07 AM

"We called the company about health insurance and they wouldn't insure her because she was 20 pounds overweight. This I feel is discrimination and not fair." - Craig Galligher

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Agreed.

WHICH insurance-company was it, that denied her coverage. You'd (obviously) "forgotten" to identify them. I'm sure they'd be more-than-happy to explain their policy, regarding policy weight-restrictions.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jul-25-13 6:30 AM

Mr Galligher,

I am sure once your wife reads this article that you will be the one that is glad he has health insurance since she will probably give you a black eye and a fat lip for telling everyone that she is overweight.

Don't make this into a rich vs. poor thing and try to blame the rich. You can blame your democrat representatives and President for crafting the bill and ramming it through.

As you can see we are at an important juncture; you realize that Obamacare will cost your family thousands of dollars for essentially no benefits, just like many other Americans. Do you support going forward with it or do you support Republican efforts to overturn it? Overturn ObamaCare.

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MrShaman

Jul-25-13 7:03 AM

"As you can see we are at an important juncture; you realize that Obamacare will cost your family thousands of dollars for essentially no benefits..." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Yeah...that's a lie.

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rick424

Jul-25-13 7:15 AM

I am sure if Craig's wife was ill all the time and there benefits were cut, he would complain about that also.

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CMReeder

Jul-25-13 7:17 AM

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spike2

Jul-25-13 7:37 AM

Weight is as serious as smoking. We live in a country that is becoming fatter and fatter as we do less and less physical activity. I will agree 20 lbs seems unreasonable unless she has other conditions that result from weight. Why should an overweight individual (and the weight has no medical issue as the driver) not pay more than someone who eats properly, exercises, and is on few medications and not elderly? We do need to take some responsibility for our health.

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nobud74

Jul-25-13 7:38 AM

Exactly, Texas. Also, to the author, there are many factors that go into health insurance. As you can see, it is just like car insurance. Your rates are based on expected payouts.

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GoBB62

Jul-25-13 7:55 AM

CMReeder Jul-25-13 7:17 AM

That's most brilliant thing chuckles has ever said!

LOL!!!!

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wwhickok

Jul-25-13 8:32 AM

Okay first of all, I don't really think that the author 'called his wife overweight' as much as he stated the doctor or insurance company said she is 'considered' overweight.

I'm considered overweight and I'm 5'7" 167 lbs. My 'normal weight range' is supposedly 149-160 or some crap llike that and I'm scrawny.

My point is I don't think that statement was as severe as some of you are making it to seem.

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spike2

Jul-25-13 9:20 AM

wwhickok - I'm betting you are muscle mass weight, not fat. That's why BMI matters in conjunction with scale weight.

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wwhickok

Jul-25-13 10:10 AM

Well, I can't say that I think I have much muscle but maybe I have more than I realize, at the same time, I would agree I'm not really fat (but I am gaining a beer gut), my metabolism isn't as high as it used to be as each birthday passes lol.

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KrazyK

Jul-25-13 1:16 PM

The author is talking about private insurer's discriminating practices and high costs. This is not Obamacare, this is our current system; yet he blasts our glorious president. He has no idea what comparable coverage would be under Obamacare. People like this who complain about the high cost of current health care is one of the reasons Obamacare got passed.

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Shulski

Jul-25-13 3:26 PM

The new law is supposed to state that you can't be denied for pre-existing conditions. As usual, big business interests get around any government intervention that tries to empower citizens. Nothing new. I'm just wondering who screwed the USA people more: Bush or Obama? When are working people going to wake up?

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WKnapp

Jul-25-13 5:00 PM

MrShaman

Jul-25-13 7:03 AM

"As you can see we are at an important juncture; you realize that Obamacare will cost your family thousands of dollars for essentially no benefits..." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Yeah...that's a lie.

NOPE! Not a lie at all! Obama-don't-care has ALREADY cost us thousands of dollars, for ABSOLUTELY ZERO benefits, since the TAXES started IMMEDIATELY, but any supposed 'benefits' we to begin in 2014, but wonder of wonders, that got pushed back to 2015, so the nasty truth about those alleged 'benefits' won't negatively impact the mid-term elections

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WKnapp

Jul-25-13 5:03 PM

"...but any supposed 'benefits' we to begin in 2014...." NO!!! WERE TO BEGIN!!!

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USABorn

Jul-26-13 4:29 AM

WKnapp - 5:00 PM "but any supposed 'benefits' we to begin in 2014, but wonder of wonders, that got pushed back to 2015, so the nasty truth about those alleged 'benefits' won't negatively impact the mid-term elections"

If Dumbamacare started in 2013 as originally planned, no democrat would stand a snowball's chance in Hades of getting elected/re-elected in 2014. That is EXACTLY why it is being put off til 2014. Democrat hypocrits in the District of Corruption doing what they do best.... screwing the people!!

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CHayes

Jul-27-13 12:09 PM

" In my opinion, the federal government should help the middle income and low income get health insurance down to where we can afford to get it!!"

The Affordable Care Act does EXACTLY that. If your income is below certain thresholds, the govt will subsidize all or a portion of your healthcare expense.

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CHayes

Jul-27-13 12:15 PM

" The author is talking about private insurer's discriminating practices and high costs. This is not Obamacare"

Don't know how to break this to you, but private insurance is what "Obamacare" is. The Affordable Care Act didn't set up some new form of govt run healthcare. It is a set of rules that regulate.private insurers and what/who they can/must cover. It also requires people to buy PRIVATE insurance, for which they can get a subsidy if their income is below certain levels.

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CHayes

Jul-27-13 12:55 PM

It's amazing how through the use of disinformation, propaganda, bogus chain emails, catchphrases, and outright lies, the American right has kept so many people from simply understanding what the Affordable Care Act is.

Tanks are actually not going to roll into hospital parking lots all over the country on Jan 1st 2014.

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mikekerstetter

Jul-28-13 6:37 AM

Chris, Obama is losing the support of even Labor union which traditionally back Democrat/liberal candidates over the ACA.

I've said before, there are a few things in there that I like, but the ACA surely hasn't done anything to make health care affordable nor to get most people insured.

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