Archive for Friday, July 30, 2010

Kansas taking insurance applications for those with pre-existing conditions

July 30, 2010


— Kansas officials are taking applications for a new insurance pool for people with pre-existing conditions who can't get other insurance coverage.

The state is taking applicants to determine how many people would be interested in using the insurance.

Linda Sheppard, director of the Accident and Health Division of the Kansas Insurance Commission's office, says applicants will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sheppard told The Hutchinson News that the board governing the new pool could limit its size, depending on the number of applicants and the cost of providing care.

Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says the new pool is for people with pre-existing conditions who haven't been able to get health insurance for six months or more. It's based on requirements in the new federal health care reform law.


steveguy 7 years, 8 months ago

I thought this new insurance would be for everyone. I have a pre existing condition and have insurance but would like to get it cheaper.

RogueThrill 7 years, 8 months ago

Without a public option, that is unlikely to occur.

drake 7 years, 8 months ago

This won't be the last time that you're let down by this legislative boondoggle. Just wait.

RogueThrill 7 years, 8 months ago

So are you saying that these people shouldn't get medical treatment?

Because if you a persistent condition they wouldn't get it otherwise. Or, even lacking a persistent condition, if they had a history of something as commonplace as cesarean sections or domestic abuse, they may not have access either.

Alabamastreet 7 years, 8 months ago

Hey LJ World, I know someone who is interested. It would be great if you would get a link to the application in the story -- the AP must have included one. Thanks much, I'd appreciate it.

To all the "Obamacare" people, let me ask you this: Are people in Canada, France, England, etc., etc. less happy than we are in the U.S.? The answer is no. They pay higher taxes for the most part, but they seem to be doing just fine.

I know someone who works hard at a good job, but no insurance. The person has had a heck of a time finding coverage, even though she is trying to pay for it from numerous carriers. Even though she's willing to pay $250 a month she still can't get insured. Read that sentence again. She is willing to pay $250 a month and can't find coverage.

Our system is broken and stupid. This is the right approach, and we should all support it because in the end we should keep someone who is willing to pay $250 a month out of our emergency rooms where it will cost all of us, all of us, even more.

puddleglum 7 years, 8 months ago

no doubt.

they also get: 6 weeks a year paid vacation women get at least one year off to raise their newborns and MEN get 6 months maternity leave! most euros get 2 lunch breaks on their 7 hour work day as well. no wonder they are happier than us.

madman 7 years, 8 months ago

A major flaw among many is you have to been uninsured for 6 months before you can go into this pool. So the people that have the state pool insurance (not sure if that is the right term) because they were uninsurable because of pre-exisiting conditions can't opt into the new pool now. That is too bad they are being punished for doing the right thing all a long to maintain insurance.

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