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August 25th, 2021 by Warren Swil

Health insurers should end

coverage for Covid patients

who don’t have a shot

With millions of Americans too lazy, stupid or ignorant to get a Covid shot, there is one sure way to make these #COVIDIOTS do it.

President Biden can solve the problem with the stroke of his pen.

President Biden can solve the problem with the stroke of his pen.

Public and private health insurance providers should immediately announce that as of Sept. 30 they will no longer cover any treatment for Covid illnesses amongst those who are not vaccinated. Testing and vaccinations should remain free.
Any possible legal impediments imposed by the CARES act should immediately be waived either by the Biden Administration or Congress.
The possibility of facing potentially bankrupting medical bills will surely motivate many of the naysayers to go and get the shot.

According to the Covid vaccine monitor at the Kaiser Family Foundation as of August 4 about one-third of American adults were still unvaccinated, including one percent who say they want to “wait and see” how the vaccine works for other people before getting vaccinated.
Three percent say they will do so “only if required” and an additional 14% say they will “definitely not” get a vaccine, a share that has held steady since December.
This is simply incomprehensible.
What more evidence do these idiots need?
After many months of detailed research, on Aug. 23 the Food and Drug Administration gave final approval to the miraculous Pfizer vaccine.

The FDA announcement of final approval of the Pfizer vaccine.

The FDA announcement of final approval of the Pfizer vaccine.

This is the ultimate good-housekeeping seal of approval. Despite its many flaws, the FDA has been the last word in drug approvals for more than half a century. There is no better adjudicator in the world.
“… the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock in a statement announcing the approval.
Even after the FDA announcement, according to the Washington Post on Aug. 25 many are still holding out.
According to the article “FDA approval not swaying some vaccine holdouts,” “… hopes that many … skeptics would be swayed by (the FDA’s) vaccine approval appear to have been unrealistic, according to interviews with 16 unvaccinated Americans — including six who said earlier this year that they would be more likely to get vaccinated if the FDA approved the shots.”

The Washington Post article on those who remain unconvinced.

The Washington Post article on those who remain unconvinced.

There are about 85 million unvaccinated Americans, the article says, and many remain unconvinced.
There is, however, one potentially significant legal obstacle that may get in the way of denying coverage.
According to the Congressional Research Service there are no federal laws that specifically require coverage of Covid-19 treatment. “However the existing federal requirement that certain plans cover a set of 10 categories of essential health benefits is potentially relevant to the coverage of COVID-19 treatment items and services.”
If you can cut through the bureaucratic gobbledygook you may see the wrinkle here. Some insurance companies may claim they are legally required to cover COVID-19 treatment, but that is highly debatable and certainly not in their economic interests.
It is surely a topic that can be solved with an Executive Order from the President. At the very least, he could immediately order an end to coverage for the unvaccinated by Medicare and Medicaid, with private insurers being allowed to make their own decision.
And it should be done without delay.
The longer foolish Americans refuse to do the socially responsible thing and get a shot, the more we who have conscientiously taken care of ourselves and our neighbors will suffer. Denying insurance coverage to the unvaccinated is the best and quickest way to solve this problem.

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7 Responses  
  • Darla Halbane writes:
    August 25th, 2021

    You may be on to something. On the news tonight, a hospital in Texas had its ICU filled to capacity with unvaccinated people all on ventilators.
    If they were forced to cover the costs of their care, it might change some minds. People who can understand that being unvaccinated can bankrupt them, could be convinced. However, remember we are dealing with a lot of really stupid people.

  • Roger Mahrine writes:
    August 25th, 2021

    Thank you Warren for your forwarded info. I personally have been affected by three close friends who have
    not been vaccinated and for the most outrageous reasons. One of them is a conspiracy dupe, another a selfish
    individualist waiting for enough people to die and thus achieve herd immunity. The third is a puzzle.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Roger

  • Robert writes:
    August 26th, 2021

    Thanks Warren. I’m in total agreement with you on this. I’ve been spouting my mouth off on this for weeks now. I’ve been telling everyone that if you don’t want to get a shot, fine, but if you get Covid and you’re not vaccinated, you’re not entitled to healthcare at a hospital. Stay at home and recover there. Unjust and mean, but how else are they going to learn.
    The other alternative is for the Government to mandate that all business can decide to accept or reject patrons on the basis of their vaccination status without retribution (like they do for gun manufacturers) and freeze them out.

  • Bjorn Palenius writes:
    August 26th, 2021

    When EVEN our wild and crazy ex President Donald Trump, told the crowd that he got the vaccine and recommended it, anybody should just get it! The side effects that some people might get from it, FAR outweighs DYING from Covid! It just makes sense people!

  • Rex M. writes:
    August 26th, 2021

    I can’t believe so many are not vaccinated. This Delta strain is so infectious and is being spread by the mobile younger generations here in Australia

    My State of Queensland (QLD) has no cases at the moment but south of us in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC) have a large number of cases.

    Vaccination is in full swing but there are still people not showing up for their appointments.

    My only message is Get Vaccinated. If not for yourself, for your family and friends

  • Bjorn Palenius writes:
    August 26th, 2021

    Additional comments to my last post: IF this plan was to be implemented, we can make NO exceptions to “undeserved communities or communities of color that wants more equity”, or any other excuse people make up! That includes the thousands coming across the southern border, with vaccination status unchecked and unknown and then moved throughout the country!

  • Sally DeVore writes:
    August 27th, 2021

    Right on Warren. I’m sending it to my one family holdout NOW. Thanks for your wise words.


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