- Kept their anti-trust exemption
- Will be able to sell insurance across state lines thereby avoiding stricter state regulations
- Charge older people up to 4 times what they charge younger people
- Charge more for pre-existing conditions
- Can set annual limits
And we have to buy it! Well, actually not all of us have to. Just those of us under 65. The rest of us get that socialized, single payer, popular, efficient government insurance program Medicare.
The insurance companies? They are in hog heaven. They have won. They have gotten what they want. They are in good shape. Just listen to what Wendel Potter (ex-insurance company executive) has to say about it.
And I should support this insurance reform why?