To the Editor:
We were told at a health-insurance meeting the other day that with the new USA care plan one cannot be denied coverage based on health conditions.
The health company that told us that, then said the law allows a health carrier to charge you based on health conditions up to 400 percent the normal cost of insurance.
So, if you are not a healthy person and say the healthy rate is $189 per month, for you they can increase that amount up to $756 per month.
So no they cannot deny you health coverage, but they can charge you to the point that you can’t, or won’t, take their policy, because the costs would be too prohibitive for you to do so. ...
— David Wayne Eiler
To read the entire letter, see the Oct. 11, 2012 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.