Apparently Smoking Is a ‘Preexisting Condition’
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Apparently Smoking Is a ‘Preexisting Condition’
Posted by pistolpete23 on 4/10 at 9:55 am
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The District of Columbia’s Obamacare czars — the board that sets rules for the phony insurance marketplace, or “exchange,” that the law creates — have decided that henceforth insurers shall be forbidden by law to charge smokers higher rates than non-smokers. Smoking, as it turns out, “is a preexisting medical condition,” according to Dr. Mohammad Akhter, the chairman of the D.C. Health Exchange Board. Two liberal states, California and Connecticut, have decided likewise, while Colorado and Alaska have rejected the idea.


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As expected, the definition of “preexisting condition” is proving infinitely malleable, with behaviors born again as conditions. If smoking is a condition, then drug addiction is a condition, self-mutilation is a condition, a penchant for BASE jumping is a condition, juggling ampules of penicillin-resistant syphilis — practically anything qualifies as a condition under such a plastic understanding.

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Posted by Eighteen on 4/10 at 9:57 am to pistolpete23
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The District of Columbia’s Obamacare czars — the board that sets rules for the phony insurance marketplace, or “exchange,” that the law creates — have decided that henceforth insurers shall be forbidden by law to charge smokers higher rates than non-smokers. Smoking, as it turns out, “is a preexisting medical condition,” according to Dr. Mohammad Akhter, the chairman of the D.C. Health Exchange Board.





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Posted by davesdawgs on 4/10 at 9:59 am to pistolpete23
Just part of the ongoing effort to drive insurance companies out of the market in favor of completely government controlled healthcare aka single-payer. Once the government gets total control, they will change the rules in their favor.

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Posted by Queen on 4/10 at 10:00 am to pistolpete23
Considering the wealth of information available on how bad smoking is...this is just one more piece of proof that because I exercise, eat right, don't smoke and pay my taxes....I'm doing it wrong.


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Posted by KeyserSoze999 on 4/10 at 10:04 am to pistolpete23
sounds about right


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Posted by carhartt on 4/10 at 10:06 am to pistolpete23
I know this is rhetorical and completely obvious to most, but smoking isn't a freaking pre-existing condition. It's a damn choice. Drug addiction of any kind isn't a disease, it's a choice. I hate these freakin dumb arse political idiots in DC. Do they have a clue about life?


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Posted by TJG210 on 4/10 at 10:08 am to Queen
What an absolute abomination. These bastards aren't even showing us the appearance any more of being legit.


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Posted by jcole4lsu on 4/10 at 10:09 am to pistolpete23

this country is going to get exactly what it deserves



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Posted by BlackHelicopterPilot on 4/10 at 10:10 am to pistolpete23
NOTHING is "your fault"....except success.


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Posted by Bear Is Dead on 4/10 at 10:10 am to carhartt
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Drug addiction of any kind isn't a disease, it's a choice.

People will fight you tooth and nail over this statement. You cant just say someone is a frick-up



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Posted by KeyserSoze999 on 4/10 at 10:11 am to carhartt
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Do they have a clue about life


its not about rational, its about control, its all over the place, people need to wake the F up.



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Posted by Freauxzen on 4/10 at 10:12 am to BlackHelicopterPilot
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NOTHING is "your fault"....except success.


Well said.



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Posted by DeionDeion on 4/10 at 10:18 am to Freauxzen
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NOTHING is "your fault"....except success



couldnt have said it better -- success isnt worth it but of the tax bracket your going to be in if you over acheive



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Posted by WildTchoupitoulas on 4/10 at 10:24 am to carhartt
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I know this is rhetorical and completely obvious to most, but smoking isn't a freaking pre-existing condition. It's a damn choice. Drug addiction of any kind isn't a disease, it's a choice. I hate these freakin dumb arse political idiots in DC. Do they have a clue about life?

Predilection to addiction is the disease.

Some people can stop smoking, drinking, doing coke, junk, w/e with no problems/minimal withdrawl. Others are predisposed to addiction.



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Posted by jcole4lsu on 4/10 at 10:26 am to WildTchoupitoulas
libtard gon tard


smoking is only a pre existing condition in bizarro world



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Posted by davesdawgs on 4/10 at 10:27 am to BlackHelicopterPilot
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NOTHING is "your fault"....except success.


Exactly!! And Obama is the epitome of that statement.



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Posted by carhartt on 4/10 at 10:28 am to WildTchoupitoulas
All I will say about that arguement is that they choose to start drinking and shooting up. I didn't chose to have Muscular Dystrophy. Their's is a choice, mine wasn't.


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Posted by DeionDeion on 4/10 at 10:29 am to jcole4lsu
seriously man eventually being lazy is gonna be a preexisting condition there needs to be a line


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Posted by jcole4lsu on 4/10 at 10:30 am to DeionDeion
its just mental gymnastics to get sheep to buy into it without saying the REAL goal of the left, which is equality of outcomes.

arguing with these people is pointless.



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Posted by Eighteen on 4/10 at 10:34 am to jcole4lsu
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smoking is only a pre existing condition in bizarro world



Do you think the fact that Dear Leader smokes had any effect on this decision?



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