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H.R.1558 Preexisting Condition Patient Protection Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: May 14, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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  • 75% of users support H.R.1558

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    • On April 17, 2010, by pramsey - I understand the problem of pre-existing conditions, but think about this logically. Health care insurance is a gamble. The policy holder purchases insurance in the hope that he/she will never need it. It’s a gamble, NOT a club membership. If a person is diagnosed with a terrible, debilitating disease, that is very unfortunate, but if that person did not have health care insurance before the diagnosis, they shouldn’t expect to get insurance covering that condition after the fact. That’s like expecting to win a poker game without ever paying in to the pot!

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      As noted by pramsey, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 17, 2010, "I understand the problem of pre-existing conditions, but think about this logically. Health care insurance is a gamble. The policy holder purchases insurance in the hope that he/she will never need it. It’s a gamble, NOT a club membership. If a person is diagnosed with a terrible, debilitating disease, that is very unfortunate, but if that person did not have health care insurance before the diagnosis, they shouldn’t expect to get insurance covering that condition after the fact. That’s like expecting to win a poker game without ever paying in to the pot!"

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    • H.R.1558: To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to clarify the ... - April 12, 2011 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. Thanks for helping to build pub

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      As noted by opencongress.org on April 12, 2011, "Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. Thanks for helping to build pub" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1558/show)
    • Rep. Courtney's Pre-existing condition legislation featured during ... - October 13, 2010 by Confused Today - Featured in this hearing was Courtneys HR 1558, the Pre-existing Condition Patient Protection Act, which seeks to end the discriminatory practice by insurers of declining coverage for individuals based on health status. ...

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      As noted by Confused Today on October 13, 2010, "Featured in this hearing was Courtneys HR 1558, the Pre-existing Condition Patient Protection Act, which seeks to end the discriminatory practice by insurers of declining coverage for individuals based on health status. ..." (http://www.confusedtoday.co.uk/rep-courtneys-pre-existing-condition-legislation-featured-during-subcommittee-hearing/)
    • Overthinking It Podcast | Episode 119: Negative Capability ... - October 09, 2010 by Overthinking It - Or how about this little beauty, on the 30th of July: H.R. 1558 “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that fruit and vegetable and commodity producers are encouraged to display the American flag on labels of products ...

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      As noted by Overthinking It on October 09, 2010, "Or how about this little beauty, on the 30th of July: H.R. 1558 “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that fruit and vegetable and commodity producers are encouraged to display the American flag on labels of products ..." (http://www.overthinkingit.com/2010/10/11/otip-episode-119/)

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