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    Prices Drop For High-Risk Insurance
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    phylisfeinerjohnson posted:
    This news from NPR on July 5th?

    On July 1, the Obama administration reduced premiums for high-risk insurance by up to 40 percent in 17 states and the District of Columbia where it runs the new high-risk programs. It also encouraged other states to follow suit?

    For more details, click on: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/07/05/137619583/prices-drop-for-high-risk-insurance-coverage?ft=1&f=1001

    Phylis Feiner Johnson
    www.epilepsytalk.com
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    galivantstom responded:
    Its amazing that the country with "the best care in the world" according to the insurance companies and a number state and federal legislators allowed the effective ban from affordable insurance, or for that matter, insurance at all to people with epilepsy and other The Affordable Health Care legislation passed by congress is the first time in modern history, with the exception of the voting rights act of 1964, has the congress done anything that positively effected the lives of every American. We had the right to vote into law for every man Jack of us and now, open access to heal care for all of out citizens. Remember that in the upcoming elections.
     
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    galivantstom responded:
    For people with epilepsy and other "preexisting conditions such as diabetes, pregnancy, to name a few conditions the health care reform legislation that many congressmen knew would likely cost them their jobs in the 2010 elections is the first major reform in modern history with the Voting Rights Act of 1964 that congress enacted legislation that assured all Americans equal access to affordable health care. Now we can vote and be healthy enough to do it. Its got to give a warm and fuzzy feeling.

    I just hope we remember those who acted in our behalf and act accordingly in the upcoming elections.
     
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    galivantstom responded:
    Its long over due and a Godsend to many. I just hope those of with epilepsy will remember those who have risked their positions to pass thhe ground breaking legislation. While many of us preferred a universal health care system this bill, beginning this year is now giving all of us access to affordable health care. Those with epilepsy and our families will benefit significantly as will those with other conditions.


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