How the state of Mississippi will get around a state law banning insurers from discriminating against people with preexisting conditions
Insurance providers across the country are fighting to get around an Obamacare-imposed ban on discrimination based on preexistent conditions.
That includes Missouri, where insurance companies are being asked to offer policies with coverage for the COVID-19 virus, but those policies are not being allowed to cover the treatments of those people.
This is happening in Kansas, where insurers are being pressured to exclude treatments for cancer and other diseases that have no known cures.
Kansas lawmakers have been lobbying the federal government to intervene to get insurance companies to accept the treatments for COVID, which have been described as a life-saving treatment for people with pre-existing conditions.
And Missouri’s governor is pushing for an exemption from Obamacare, even as the state is one of the states that has not yet fully covered the COVAIDS vaccine.
Missouri’s insurance commissioner, David Brown, told the Kansas City Star last month that the state will be ready to make the move if the federal law is challenged.
“We’re going to make sure that we’re ready to do it if the court orders us to do so,” Brown said.
The Kansas insurance commissioner said he will not hesitate to do what he can to protect people who need insurance.
“If we’re going after this, we’ll take it to the Supreme Court,” Brown told the paper.
“I don’t have any intention of doing anything that is not legal.”
In fact, Brown and other Missouri insurance commissioners have said they would not even offer insurance coverage for treatment of COVID that is already covered by the COV-19 vaccine.
They are calling on the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to block the Kansas law from taking effect.
Kansas officials said in a statement that the Missouri insurance commissioner has made clear to them that the decision to exclude treatment for COV will not be made on the basis of preexistence.
Instead, it will be based on a patient’s condition and the severity of the underlying condition, according to the statement.
“In other words, our goal is to provide coverage for a broad spectrum of treatments,” the statement said.
Kansas insurance commissioners were also upset that the Kansas insurance agency was telling them that people who had COVID and needed treatment for it would have to pay the full cost of their care.
“It was a total misrepresentation of what this mandate is all about,” said Commissioner Julie Farkas, who is also a Republican.
“What we have is that we are making a decision based on what people have, and that is simply not true.”
The Missouri insurance agency said that it is “confident in the ability of Missourians to obtain coverage for COVEts treatment that is covered by COVAID and COVID vaccines.”
But that assertion has been challenged by the American Hospital Association, which said that insurance plans have been forced to exclude COVEt treatment.
The American Hospital Associations website lists COVE therapy as a “therapy” that does not include any preexisted condition.
The association said that the law is based on the claim that treatments for other illnesses have “no known cure,” and it said that those treatments include treatments that are currently available to those with COVID.
“The ACA does not require coverage of treatment for preexistential conditions,” the association said.
“Preexisting condition claims are not covered by Medicaid, nor is treatment for a preexistant condition covered by a State Health Plan.”
Missouri has not had a statewide COVID policy for decades.
The state had only one COVID insurer, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, until it was forced to stop offering coverage after a state judge ruled that it did not violate the state constitution.
The judge also ruled that the insurer violated the state’s insurance law by denying coverage to anyone who has a preeXisting condition.
Kansas is one state where the health care system has already been overwhelmed by COVID cases.
About 15,000 people are still in hospital after COVID spread across the United States.
Kansas has seen a similar number of new COVID patients.
And since Missouri has been one of only a handful of states to offer coverage for non-COVID treatments, the state has seen the largest number of patients who have tested positive for the virus.
Brown, who has also been pushing for exemptions from Obamacare for Kansas, told CBS affiliate KSHB that Kansas should not have to cover treatment for treatment for an unrelated condition.
“To have to treat somebody for a pre-condition is not something we can stand for,” Brown, the Republican, said.
Eric Greitens said in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last month: “You can be happy that the courts have ruled that you cannot discriminate against people for preeXistence conditions, but the courts don’t say what is and isn’t a preexisting condition.”