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Congressional Disapproval of Rule Relating to Grandfathered Health Promotion Plan

September 29, 2010
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02:22:58 RESTRICTIONS ON ANNUAL LIMITS.
02:23:02 BY THE WAY, THAT IS -- THAT'S NOT -- THAT'S NOT APPLIED.
02:23:09 THEY CAN PUT ANNUAL LIMITS ON COVERAGE UNDER THESE GRANDFATHERED PLANS.
02:23:14 ACCESS TO OB-GYN'S WITHOUT A REFERRAL, THAT'S NOT PART OF THE PATIENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS.
02:23:21 NO HIGHER COST SHARING FOR OUT-OF-NETWORK EMERGENCY SERVICES.
02:23:23 NO PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENT FOR EMERGENCY CARE.
02:23:27 NONE OF THAT'S IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS.
02:23:30 SO ALL OF THAT IS WIPED OUT, I SAY TO MY FRIEND FROM WYOMING, BY HIS RESOLUTION.
02:23:40 AGAIN, JUST -- AGAIN, I KEEP REPEATING FOR EMPHASIS' SAKE, YOU HAVE A CONTRACT, YOU WORK FOR AN KPWHROEURBGS THEY HAVE A PLAN -- EMPLOYER, THEY HAVE A PLAN.
02:23:50 IF YOU LIKE THAT PLAN, YOU CAN STAY WITH IT.
02:23:53 MY FRIEND FROM IOWA SAID ONLY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
02:23:56 DO THEY SAY IF YOU LIKE YOUR PLAN, YOU CAN STAY WITH IT, AND THEN THEY CHANGE IT.
02:24:03 NO, NO, ONLY -- ONLY IN THE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY, PERHAPS IN REPUBLICAN PHILOSOPHY, WOULD YOU SAY THAT YOU CAN GRANDFATHER A PLAN, BUT YOU, THE CONSUMER, ARE STUCK IF THE INSURER WANTS TO CHANGE IT ANY WAY HE WANTS TO CHANGE IT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS.
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