Originally Posted by rolling7
Foxrac, I totally agree with you that some folks get a disease and/or disorder that is totally not their fault. However, I'm asking you to play fair and to look at those folks who are totally responsible for their situation but want others to pay the consequences.
I was not making the point that you, Foxrac, smoke nor drink but I was asking all to consider these situations where folks destroy their body due to their own behavior.
You are correct that there have been cases of a person being denied insurance coverage because that person has leukemia. However to be fair, the person who is ALREADY COVERED by insurance and then develops leukemia is ALREADY COVERED and can't be denied treatment by the insurance. This is why it is so important for a person to be covered from cradle to grave. Those that are not should be allow to force others to pay the consequences. This is what Obama wants, for the innocent to pay for the guilty.
I think you are playing foul.
I'm NOT talking about substance abuses and the insurance have to pay for medical treatment, regardless on fault or no fault, it is existing for insurance to cover liver treatment after abused with alcohol for many years.
My point is about pre-existing condition because some people have to change the job or insurances for some reason so the new insurance should cover on pre-existing condition.
It is very obviously that you don't get it since pre-existing condition is very serious.
Do not mix with pre-existing condition and substance abuse. Leave substance abuse out.