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originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: Krazysh0t
@ $3,000 for many of the people where that deductible is a problem, they are both life altering calamities. What does it matter if they can't afford $30,000 when they cannot even afford 3,000 ?? For many that is a bill they will never pay whether you add a zero or not.
With that in mind, many would just skip the premiums for the extra pocket cash and fail to pay either amount after treatment.
originally posted by: XxitsTtimexX
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: xuenchen
We have "insurance", employer sponsored that I pay over 500 per month for.
This year already I have paid over 5k out of pocket to meet deductables. Two visits to the er, one for my sons sprained ankle( which was horribly swollen and I thought he had broken), and one for my wife who had gotten a nasty case of bronchitis and laryngitis at the same time. We have a savings account and were able to pay these. I do not think most americans do. I also think 5k for an ankle xray, an ace bandage, and some painkillers, and a chest xray and some antibiotics is very cost effective for the hospital but not for us.
Those in congress would be wise to get this fixed.
People vote with their pocketbooks first, and fixing obamacare was a tentpole for both POTUS candidates and parties.
A third party with this issue alone could get traction enough to break the whole 2 party system.
This is what I am nervous about I just got a new job and I need to enroll for health insurance one plan is $160 a month with a $1,500 deductible the other is $30 a month with a $3,000 deductible those are my two choices and I honestly do not think I could afford either of them, plus my vision insurance is tied into these plans and I actually need that.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
originally posted by: lordcomac
This isn't shocking... It's reality.
Although I guess it may become shocking to some in Cali who have their head in the sand...
It is it shocking that this guy admits it?
Yes, it's shocking to hear her admit that, because your typical Democrat talks about Obamacare like it's some great accomplishment, instead of destroying people's choices to give them expensive healthcare that hardly covers anything.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: SlapMonkey
I'd say that the best course of action is to not completely rework the health care industry again. The ACA did enough damage. Removing it will make things worse no matter how you feel about the ACA or what you feel like should be the system in place. We need to fix the system in place now.