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"I don't want lactation and maternity services, abortion services, speech therapy, mammograms, fertility treatments or Viagra."


Pregnancy is fairly predictable. If the only folks who pay for this coverage are those planning to use it in the next year...well, you do the math. That's the problem with individual coverage.
Now, if you work for GE, your coverage is the same as everyone else in that plan. The insurance company doesn't just come in and allow everyone who will never need it to get a discount and drop maternity coverage.

What the ACA does is turn the individual market into something akin to the employer marketplace, which, in the long run, will give it pricing power. That does not work if you can buy a $90 a month "catastrophic" policy and then just up that coverage if you happen to get pregnant and need maternity coverage.

Now, my children went to Catholic schools but that never allowed me to avoid paying public school taxes. Today, I have no children in my household and I'm still paying those taxes. Why? Because without that, the property tax system fails.

"But plans that could affect as many as 15 million individuals."

The number of uninsured is alot more than that and yet THAT number never quite got the GOP's fancy the way this new , 15 million, number does. In addition, those 15 million will all have access to health insurance...but I guess it makes for good blogging.
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