reply to post by Cabaret Voltaire
Considering we've got 4 years to think about that...not too worried really.
Maybe I'll give up saturated fats at $4 bucks a bag! What a savings there $608 X 4 years. $1232 !!! Add soda and I can insure someone else too!
If you are under 26 you don't have to worry about insurance right now since you can get coverage under your parents policy.
I guess it is time to start saving that money. What is it worth to have children with pre-existing conditions covered?
And the ridiculous excesses imposed by insurance companies stripped from Medicare billing like $20 for an aspirin saves millions over the years.
Republicans call this a "cut to Medicare."
Savings the CBO wasn't allowed to figure in is Emergency Room costs going down and transferred onto all of us
Cost of care will go down since electronic medical records will prevent not only the cost of OVER PRESCRIBING MEDICINE, which isn't cheap one
prescription can be hundreds even thousands of dollars! But may even make a dent in the number of deaths by over prescription of drugs.
WHAT kind of push do you think the drug companies were placing to prevent this? What do they care really how many drugs you are on?
The fury over passage of this bill was so heated, and went on for 15 months because once it was passed, people would love it!
It was imperative it not be passed.
We all have preventative
care paid for. A major step in the right direction and you will see a more physically vigorous populace. One that
COULD theoretically win a war if asked to fight. Not the fat blobs hooked up to the American disease management system and paying through their
People scream about what they pay...Nobody has paid anything and they won't until about five years from now and only then to get some insurance.
1) If you are here typing away on this thread chances are you don't make enough money to be concerned about a raise in taxes. You are not in the top
2% of earners. It won't even affect you.
2) We all pay double what we should in medical bills (at least twice considering value received) because insurance companies the middleman takes the
most off the top (stealing from us, our doctors and nurses and medical providers) thus profiting from every specific diagnoses, medical test,
pharmaceutical prescribed and illness suffered.
Once you set a precedent like that, where your illness makes someone rich
- you are effectively at the mercy of a drug pusher and his pimp.
3) Scream when you lay out the first dollar and be sure to consider and subtract what you and your children and family saved in the long run. Then
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