How many of you have health insurance?

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posted on May, 17 2008 @ 04:11 PM
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I have health insurance
Blue Cross Blue shield.
It costs me $175.00 per month.

Hope this helps with your info.




posted on May, 17 2008 @ 04:14 PM
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FYI
Blue Cross is a non-profit company.



posted on May, 17 2008 @ 04:35 PM
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Where does "400 million people" come from? The current US population is only around 300 million. While it's true there may be as many as another 20 million people here illegally which you mentioned, how are you going to force someone who is here illegally to fork over $40 a month? Of the 300 million there are probably less than 150 million who are actually working and earning an income. How do you get $40 a month from people who don't have any money? So in reality those 150 million will have to pay for it. Using your numbers (400 million X $40 = 1.6 trillion), that would be about $106 a month from everyone who has the means to pay it. Now, since every government program in history has always cost, at least, 10 times the original projection, it will really be, at least $1,060 a month from every working person. That's gonna be pretty rough on those folks making $10 an hour!!!!



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 02:26 PM
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According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the resident population of the United States, projected to 05/18/08 at 19:25 GMT (EST+5) is
304,114,768



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by Lone Star Patriot
I just think that the universal healthcare idea is just one more step in the direction of socialism. But hey that's just this simple minded Texan's thought, what do I know?


Nuthin' wrong with takin' care of your own. Takes a nasty-ass government to colour it pink and tell you it's a bad thing.



posted on May, 19 2008 @ 12:09 AM
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I work for the state of MN and have great health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield for only $120 a month, thats for the whole family!



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:59 PM
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anonymous from washington-i, age 45 do not have health ins, and probably will never have health insurance. things are really looking bleak for any kind of peace and harmony until my final breath has escaped through lips that found it hard to form a true smile.



posted on May, 26 2008 @ 01:11 AM
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So if the us govt cannot afford to cover everyone-

why not cover the women and children?

They are the ones that are most important-

Us guys can get by with a blanket and campfire.



posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 06:19 AM
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Man, this is really sad, I just saw this article on yahoo.

another reason I'm so pissed off about HC.

biz.yahoo.com...



posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 07:46 AM
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as long as I am working, I have healthcare....
but, well....outside of the healthcare problem, we would have the money we would need without me working. so, I am working for my healthcare.
a nice little physically demanding job where I stand on my feet all day, drag 50 lb boxes of flock across the plant, lift some heavy screens. sometimes, my foot locks up, and well, when it does, it doesn't support the weight too well. almost fell about three times last week because of this, but still, I am working, so I can go to the doctor when it does cause me to fall and I break something else.
is it possible that it's the work that is actually making the problem worse? could be....but that's the way it is in america....if you want the insurance, you will work for an employee you will offer it to ya in their beneifits package, or end up paying some unreasonable price for it. ya know, I've seen people in much better condition, perfectly capable of doing the work that I am doing, far more capable of it than I am, they are sitting on their porches all day, watching their kids play on the streets, and maybe doing the same work that I am doing after I get home from my job. my tax money is paying for their healthcare, they ain't got to drag 50 lb boxes across a floor or lift heavy screens to get it. and they ain't really making that much less money than we were when I wasn't working. I was left out in the cold then, they still enjoyed their free healthcare that our taxdollars were pitching in to pay for.

it's unreasonable to think that sick and hurt people will continue to keep working and make their problem worse, just for the priviledge of being able to continue going to the doctor in hopes that he can make the problem better. and, it's just plain downright unjust to take from a have-not to give to another, more favored have not.

personally, I don't care how they do it, but those two things really should be changed. it shouldn't cost the family that much more to insure a stay-at-home mother (or father) than it does the employed person. and, it should be just plain illegal to take the money that one person could be using to take care of their own healthcare problems, and give it to another, who society would prefer to get it instead. healthcare should be separated from employment, since sickness is one of the main hinderances to working. and all of the american population should be treated equally by our government, if two people are truly in need for help with healthcare, then both should get the help, or neither should be offered it!





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