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reply to post by ManFromEurope
So, I'm sitting here watching a military channel special on the Berlin Wall and I'm wishing the Berlin Airlift never happened and I'm getting this feeling some German guy is trying to tell me why US health care sucks and I think of the 20 yrs I spent in the military and how most of that time was standing down the USSR in western Europe and I am reminded, why I hate Europe and why I never want to go back. Do you want to know why US health care is so expensive? Because we have this thing called Basic Human Decency. People in German y should give that a chance sometime. Or is it that people in Germany are a "Master Race of Medicine" ? Cheers Pal !
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That's a pretty astute observation! I imagine the Ebola, sorry, Obama administration will just farm the whole mess out to the Chinese to get it running. There is NO WAY the government hacks get this one right !. I give you the US tax code, or trying to book camp site at a national park as examples. In any case, The Ebola admin is probably looking to delay a working system roll out so they can get the max benefit of fines and the ability to inflict more pain and suffering on the US Taxpayer.
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Maybe you should ask "Why is medical help in the US the most expensive in the whole world?".
8.600$ per capita and year (Source) compared to 4.400$ per capita and year in Germany (Source).
Hint: It is not a longer life expectancy. Nor a better quantity of beds, physicians and so on.
This should be of your concern, I guess..
I am amazed.. and only think what a bureaucracy obamacare will bring with it.
PICTURE TRIMMED OUT FOR BANDWIDTH'S SAKE...
I recently moved everything over to Tennessee. They couldn't verify my information through Experion (did you know that they're verifying info through a credit agency, which is probably going to be a huge hurdle for the people that this is supposed to help) so I called them and they said they'd send me a paper copy in a few weeks. I did this pretty much on day one. It's 17 days later, still nothing.
I have no idea how much in subsidies I'll get (probably a good bit since I made just over the poverty level this year), but we will see. We will indeed see. If I ever actually get the paperwork, I'll do a follow up and report some actual numbers.
$300 per year (which equals 2% of your household income and covers 14% of the overall premium)