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Thread: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    If it is your policy, I bet if taken to court, you would be held responsible for the cost.
    I think they would either have to show your signature somewhere on the health care papers (doctors and hospitals require you to sign payment "contracts") or they would have to show the "child" is actually a dependent of yours. The latter condition is the real catch since I haven't seen whether or not an adult "child" on a policy must be a dependent.
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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    There isn't anything that changed about being liable for your kids' bills. They just said in some FAQ that they couldn't guarantee that a provider wouldn't try to go after the parents. That isn't anything to do with the insurance coverage, it's just reality- providers sometimes try to get the parents to pay when their kid won't.

    As for not being able to remove your kid, what kind of scenario are you concerned about? You can always opt to just get coverage for yourself instead of family coverage. If you have family coverage, it doesn't cost more or less based on the number of people covered. So why would anybody ever want to keep family coverage, but remove their adult child? It's a free perk.
    Because you want your child to take care of them self, after they've become an adult.
    It should cost more based on the amount of people covered, that's insane, there is more risk with more bodies prone to medical illness.

    No wonder insurance premiums continue to rise.
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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    As the poll question is written, I cannot answer yes or no.

    Let me put it this way: The less government regulation and mandates involving the free agreement between a consumer and the provider of a service...the better.

    I have no problem with a consumer and an insurance company entering an agreement for the coverage of any children...at any age. I also have no problem with any person entering an agreement with an insurance company for coverage of ANY other person...whether that other person is a child, a parent...or even a friend. But I DO have a problem with the government dictating to the insurance company that they MUST provide a service. Keep the government out of it and let the market decide.
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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I think they would either have to show your signature somewhere on the health care papers (doctors and hospitals require you to sign payment "contracts") or they would have to show the "child" is actually a dependent of yours. The latter condition is the real catch since I haven't seen whether or not an adult "child" on a policy must be a dependent.
    Your signature is on the paper that choices which plan you are signing up for. You also list "dependent" children that are to be covered under the plan.

    There are a lot of legal questions that WO needs to address. I will stand by the statement of "your policy, your costs", till shown an exception exists.

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Because you want your child to take care of them self, after they've become an adult.
    I guess the government just doesn't recognize wanting to teach your children a less by turning down free health insurance as a serious need of parents lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It should cost more based on the amount of people covered, that's insane, there is more risk with more bodies prone to medical illness.
    /shrug. That's how most insurance companies do it, at least when working through an employer. They have an individual rate and a family rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    No wonder insurance premiums continue to rise.
    Not sure I'm seeing the connection there. They just figure out what the average sized family costs them and base it on that, so it evens out from the insurance company's side. Theoretically it is transferring some money from small families to big families. But, hey, when you start splitting too many hairs, everything in life involves some minor transfers of money from one group to another group.
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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    someone who is 26, is not a child. not even close.

    they should not be covered on their parent's plan, especially not without a rider to pay for it.

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    As long as people are allowed to be immature and irresponsible they will be. All this does is push back even further the time when people will feel the need to act and be responsible adults.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Your signature is on the paper that choices which plan you are signing up for. You also list "dependent" children that are to be covered under the plan.

    There are a lot of legal questions that WO needs to address. I will stand by the statement of "your policy, your costs", till shown an exception exists.
    If true then they could show the "child" is your dependent and - as I stated - you'd be liable.
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