posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 10:11 AM
reply to post by jrod
That, right there, is the part that burns my buns to a crisp.
I've spent my whole working life paying for Medicare/Medicaid/Social Sec. Everyone who works in the United States has. On your payroll stub, it's
listed as FICA. That has been your "premium", as it were, to help those in the system ..or yourself, when you reached the age to qualify short of
anything coming sooner.
Now, we are STILL PAYING the FICA, at the same rate. In addition
to that, this demands membership with, as you note, terms that make it
worthless to most people before their financial destruction.
I don't know about anyone else...but hundreds a month (for a cheap estimate I've seen quoted thus far) to get a plan that won't pay a dime of benefit
until out of pocket crosses many thousands (perhaps $10,000+?!?!) is financial death to a middle class home with major illness.
What the heck changed? Prior to Obamacare, a major illness was bankruptcy, almost automatically. Now? A major illness is bankruptcy and 100% automatic
....since the monthly running cost leaves nothing for an "almost" anymore.
I'm missing where we came out better somehow?
edit on 22-10-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)