I received a robocall from Mike Huckabee last night. He asked me to Press 1 to add my name to a petition supporting the repeal of Obamacare, which he described as a destructive law. I declined.
For all of the children with pre-existing conditions who can no longer be denied coverage because of those pre-existing conditions, I apologize for keeping this harmful law in place.
For all of you with expensive medical conditions whose coverage can no longer be terminated because it has reached its cap, I apologize.
For those of you whose coverage can no longer be cancelled for making a mistake when disclosing information and whose insurance application must now be proven to be a fraudulent, I apologize.
For those of you who have the right to appeal the decision to an independent reviewer if your claim is denied, I apologize.
For those of you who now have access to free preventative health services, I apologize.
For those of you whose children can stay on your policy until they are 25 instead of being terminated at age 19, I apologize.
For those of you who can now choose the pediatrician or primary care doctor you want from your health plan’s provider network, I apologize.
And for those of you who won’t be required to get prior approval before seeking emergency room services from a facility that is outside of your plan’s network or pay higher copayments for doing so, I apologize.
If only I could realize just how destructive health care reform has been for this country.
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