Everything You Need To Know About Why No One Trusts Congress In A Single Post

The biggest problem we have with Democrats in DC is that you simply cannot take anything you hear from them at face value. It’s not merely a matter of their fudging around the edges: they often say they’re doing one thing while actually working to do exactly the opposite:

A loophole in the Senate health care bill would let insurers place annual dollar limits on medical care for people struggling with costly illnesses such as cancer, prompting a rebuke from patient advocates.

The legislation that originally passed the Senate health committee last summer would have banned such limits, but a tweak to that provision weakened it in the bill now moving toward a Senate vote.

As currently written, the Senate Democratic health care bill would permit insurance companies to place annual limits on the dollar value of medical care, as long as those limits are not “unreasonable.” The bill does not define what level of limits would be allowable, delegating that task to administration officials.

Adding to the puzzle, the new language was quietly tucked away in a clause in the bill still captioned “No lifetime or annual limits.”

…Officials of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network said they were taken by surprise when the earlier ban on annual coverage limits was undercut, adding that they have not been able to get a satisfactory explanation.

“We don’t know who put it in, or why it was put in,” said Stephen Finan, a policy expert with the cancer society’s advocacy affiliate.

So, we have a loophole that “would let insurers place annual dollar limits on medical care for people struggling with costly illnesses” under a clause in the bill called “No lifetime or annual limits.”

Welcome to modern democracy in the United States, where every statement, promise, and claim made by a Democrat has to be fact checked because you can’t take anything they say at face value.

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