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The 10 Essential Health Benefits guaranteed under ACA

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Local San Diego residents have received letters in the mail informing them that their current Health Insurance coverage must be cancelled and replaced with a new 2014 Affordable Care Act plan. Residents wonder why their current health insurance policies, underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, and other reputable companies, which their doctors have gladly accepted in the past, are no longer "good enough" by Government standards. What on God's green earth has changed?

It is what some people liken to a "Government Takeover" of the health care system. The U.S. Government has implemented a new set of rules which includes a mandate for all health insurance companies to create new plans that cover the EHB - the 10 Essential Health Benefits. This means that the majority of current/former coverage is inadequate, sub-par, and in the eyes of elected officials - worth discarding.

Whether individuals and families want or need a plan with all 10 Essential Health Benefits is apparently not important. What matters to the Government is that citizens pay for all ten because they are all considered essential to good health, and these benefits are guaranteed to be included with every new 2014 plan.

Don't worry if you are a single man without a womb, the Government has made sure you will be covered for both pregnancy and delivery just in case you live too far away from an abortion clinic. Yes your premiums may be 200% higher than they previously were, but fortunately you may qualify for a tax subsidy paid for by the 60 yr old widow down the street whose insurance premiums have recently sky-rocketed.

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." ~ James 1:27 (ESV)

Unless you would rather vote that responsibility onto others and hope it doesn't come back to bite you.

THE 10 ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS

1. Ambulatory services, like doctor or clinic visits
2. Emergency services
3. Hospitalization, like overnight stays at the hospital
4. Maternity and newborn care, like pregnancy and delivery
5. Prescription drugs
6. Laboratory services, like tests and blood work
7. Preventive and wellness services and disease management
8. Pediatric or children’s services, including dental and vision care
9. Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatments
10. Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices to help people with injuries, disabilities, or chronic conditions gain or recover mental and physical skills

Paid for by the friends, neighbors, and relatives of people you know and don't know who can not afford it, may not want it, and will be financially penalized if they are unable or choose not to buy it.

Courtesy of Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, the Democratic Party, the Communist Party, the Socialist Party, those who voted outside their districts, outside their country, voted more than once, from the grave, and did nothing to prevent it.

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