NCPA Supports Obama’s Healthcare Initiative

 

Washington, DC: The National Council of Pakistani Americans, a Washington-based public interest group, is urging its members to support President Obama’s historic healthcare reform initiative.

“The NCPA believes that the healthcare reform initiative, defined by the president as one of the corner stones of his presidency, is in the greater interest of American people.  We ask Americans, particularly Pakistani Americans across the country, to meet with their members of Congress during the recess and seek their support for the president’s initiative,” said Faiz Rehman, President of NCPA.  Congress must act on it favorably after it returns in September.

With this email, we are attaching some talking points provided by the White House’s Senior Advisor David Axelrod. Please spread the word and forward these talking points to your friends and acquaintances. For information about the President’s initiative, please visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/realitycheck

Eight ways reform provides security and stability to those with or without coverage

1.  Ends Discrimination for Pre-Existing Conditions: Insurance companies will be prohibited from refusing you coverage because of your medical history.

2.  Ends Exorbitant Out-of-Pocket Expenses, Deductibles or Co-Pays: Insurance companies will have to abide by yearly caps on how much they can charge for out-of-pocket expenses.

3. Ends Cost-Sharing for Preventive Care: Insurance companies must fully cover, without charge, regular checkups and tests that help you prevent illness, such as mammograms or eye and foot exams for diabetics.

4. Ends Dropping of Coverage for Seriously Ill: Insurance companies will be prohibited from dropping or watering down insurance coverage for those who become seriously ill.

5. Ends Gender Discrimination: Insurance companies will be prohibited from charging you more because of your gender.

6. Ends Annual or Lifetime Caps on Coverage: Insurance companies will be prevented from placing annual or lifetime caps on the coverage you receive.

7. Extends Coverage for Young Adults: Children would continue to be eligible for family coverage through the age of 26.

8. Guarantees Insurance Renewal: Insurance companies will be required to renew any policy as long as the policyholder pays their premium in full. Insurance companies won't be allowed to refuse renewal because someone became sick.

Learn more and get details: http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/health-insurance-consumer-protections/

 

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