reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
I have to agree. I used one of the calculators. Here is what I got. Currently, for myself and my husband, I pay 1886.00 a year. Using the calculator,
it stated my LOWEST premium for two would be 7500.00 per year. So, from 157.00 a month, to almost 700.00 a month?
I just also received a retention bonus through work of 500.00, and we have a program where if you go have your bloodwork done, blood pressure taken,
nothing else, they take at least 250.00 off next years' premiums. For the spouse to partake, it is at least 350.00. That is a nice little savings for
one years' premiums for a little bloodwork. You don't have to do anything else.
Oh, where I work, the flu shot is mandatory, and that is free, too. I consider myself very lucky to have what I have through work, and have HUGE
amounts of empathy for those that are being forced into Obamacare.
As was the original Republican argument, (No I am not a Republican), there is no free market competition. All of this was manufactured to the benefit
of Obama supporting Insurance companies. Otherwise, explain why some companies are excluded from, or chose to be excluded from, the exchange.
As for you can keep your doctor? Nope. My doctor, and his best replacement (IMO), have both QUIT. They both stated if this monstrosity was not
stopped, they would, and they did. They are not alone. One of them, an awesome brain surgeon and neurosurgeon, it is a huge loss to the community.
Neurosurgeons are so rare, we cannot afford to lose any.
Even at the pain clinic I go to, it now takes 3 months to get an appointment. They too, just got bought out by some medical firm. Not sure how long
this group of fantastic anesthesiologists will stay around.
Less students are going to medical school as a direct result of this. It has far reaching ramifications that are littke discussed.
We have all these alleged insured, and thousands less Doctors to treat them. This means delays in care for everyone. Instead of growing a garden, they
pulled out the weedkiller, and it got on everything!
edit on 9-10-2013 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)