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Originally Posted By: Dow
I'm already beyond my $2000 out of pocket deductible for the year, and it's not even April!


Well once the exchanges start operating, kiss your insurance company goodbye and shop, shop, shop around for a better deal (man I wish all the benefits could start immediately, but I guess it's better to be fiscally responsible for a change).

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Petesimac, while I truly do wish you the best, and hold no animosity towards you, nobody knows what all is going to unroll out of that bill, most of the ones that passed it have admitted they have not even read it themselves. It is just a framework of an extreme power grab, which leaves it open for them to make the rules as they go along.

Sure they have dangled a few carrots out there to start with to try and win some popular opinion, which they are sorely needing. They will have to have some sort of fines to get the revenue they need and even that won't be enough. The only way this plan could have come close to working was on a thriving economy, not a recession that very well could drag on for yrs. Watch and see, within a yr. they will be trying to pass a national sales tax, or vat. to try and fund it. Our health care system is going to suffer badly if this monstrosity stays in place.
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I have been blessed with wonderful insurance because of my hubbies generous retirement plan. Since I turned 65 it became a Medigap policy. Our company has us on a generous prescription plan with no donut hole. My worry is that it will be considered a "Cadillac plan" and we will have to pay a lot of extra taxes. We are living on a fixed income now and things seem to be costing more every day.
I am also worried about all the Medicare and Medicaid cuts that will be made. It looks like they are going to make the poor and elderly pay for it.

In 2010 they will be cutting Medicare payments for inpatients psych hospitals. In 2011 come cuts to home health, and reimbursements when seniors use diagnostic imaging also cuts to ambulance services, diagnostic labs and durable medical equipment.

Right now Medicare only covers 20 visits for PT a year, thats not a lot when you are disabled.


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good for you pete.

I am so glad we finally did some type of health reform rather than just ignore it like we have for over 10 years now. The choice was to all pay more or stop treatment to the uninsured completely. The trick will be how it is amended over the next few years. It will be changed you can bet on that but the basic principles will remain and that is a good thing overall.

I believe some things should not be for profit enterprises. No one wants a private police force or a private corporate US army. I now believe that private unregulated health care has failed as an experiment. High Medical costs remind me of high house prices. They are unsustainable and will POP.

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No families take so little medicine as those of doctors, except those of apothecaries.

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Simple truth is without massive Government tax breaks and subsidies to employers and employees the current insurance model of insurance through a job would have broken down years ago.

In addition, Globalization makes employer provided health care a heavy burden to US companies. trying to compete in the new worldwide marketplace.


No families take so little medicine as those of doctors, except those of apothecaries.

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I have been an independent all my adult life. I have voted both Democrat and republican. I have had good health insurance all my working life. Did health insurance need attention you bet, but was this the right way? I don't know. What worries me more is the fiscal irresponsibility of our country. I am tired of both sides of the isle serving their own interests. I believe that we need to boot all members of the senate and congress out that have more than 8 years of service and start new. We need to put our own house in order or none of this will be relevant.
I hope it works out for you, I just hope it works out for the country.
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Derrel, I keep saying, kick them all out and let's start over with ordinary working people like it was supposed to be. Pass a law that lawyers can't serve. I think a bunch of housewives could do a much better job on the budget.
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Amen!

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Originally Posted By: avonldy
Derrel, I keep saying, kick them all out and let's start over with ordinary working people like it was supposed to be. Pass a law that lawyers can't serve. I think a bunch of housewives could do a much better job on the budget.
Donna


I like the housewife Idea. With the country so deeply Split and divided anymore we need some moms to bring reason back to the country and anyone who stays too extreme on right or left needs some tough love from mom LOL


No families take so little medicine as those of doctors, except those of apothecaries.

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Our County attorneys office is all women. Happy,Terri,Danalee,Emily,Michelle. New Troopers almost have a heart attack the first time they go there. The place is saturated with estrogen. They are a sharp team very good at what they do. I agree lets try some ladies.
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