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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    $12K is not reasonable to me. I feel you would be much better off putting $12K in the bank each year then paying your own medical expenses. Especially if that did not count co-pays and deductibles. How would anyone possibly making just over the poverty level pay that and meet the rest of their basic needs?
    Didn't you have C-sections? Just one of your three births probably cost more than 3 times that 12K you find so unreasonable. I don't really understand your argument. If you don't want to pay your copays and put your money in the bank, do so. The bills are just starting to come in my my sons recent surgery and unforseen emergency. The totals could easily be over 100K between ambulance rides, two surgeries and a total of 9 days in the hospital. I'm so happy to pay our 12K to have that covered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Didn't you have C-sections?
    No, I have never had a C-section. It has been a while since I posted on this thread. I will need to go back through and re-read everything before I post. It will have to be this evening though as I am getting ready to take my girls to piano lessons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    No, I have never had a C-section. It has been a while since I posted on this thread. I will need to go back through and re-read everything before I post. It will have to be this evening though as I am getting ready to take my girls to piano lessons.

    Sorry, I must have been confused, I thought you posted that you elected to have your tubes tied when you had a CS. Anyway, just paying out of pocket for an elective procedure like tubal ligation would eat up a healthy chunk of that 12K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    And since they only work part time...they surely probably don't get a living wage as we have pointed out in the last debate...probably minimum wage...correct? They will be eligible for other means of coverage.
    And I'm pretty sure it will cost them more than $18 a month too. That was pretty good coverage for that price. Most part time workers get no coverage.
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    For state sponsored health care like Medicaid. They will probably pay 0.00 with better coverage than their stupid capped plan that they had. Why bother even giving insurance at that point. It's income based so the costs you pay towards your services is set on a sliding scale. That's what we have here for those that cannot afford their premiums or for part timers that don't have access to other insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    For state sponsored health care like Medicaid. They will probably pay 0.00 with better coverage than their stupid capped plan that they had. Why bother even giving insurance at that point. It's income based so the costs you pay towards your services is set on a sliding scale. That's what we have here for those that cannot afford their premiums or for part timers that don't have access to other insurance.
    There are many part-timers that work more than one job. I did when I worked part-time. So that doesn't necessarily mean that they will pay nothing for insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    There are many part-timers that work more than one job. I did when I worked part-time. So that doesn't necessarily mean that they will pay nothing for insurance.

    What exactly is it that you have a problem with, Gloria? Do you NOT want these people to have insurance? I don't get it. If they "lose" this crappy $5,000 they are going to qualify for health insurance and be covered. What is your problem with that exactly? I don't understand, I guess, what you want. You want them to be able to keep their crappy insurance and don't want them to have access to better insurance? Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    What exactly is it that you have a problem with, Gloria? Do you NOT want these people to have insurance? I don't get it. If they "lose" this crappy $5,000 they are going to qualify for health insurance and be covered. What is your problem with that exactly? I don't understand, I guess, what you want. You want them to be able to keep their crappy insurance and don't want them to have access to better insurance? Why?
    I want them to be able to keep their insurance if they like it. Just like Obama promised. I probably won't be able to keep my insurance either because my company is self-insured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I want them to be able to keep their insurance if they like it. Just like Obama promised. I probably won't be able to keep my insurance either because my company is self-insured.

    But why would you want people to be able to keep bad insurance if they are being offered BETTER insurance? Its illogical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    But why would you want people to be able to keep bad insurance if they are being offered BETTER insurance? Its illogical.
    Better insurance at what price? It isn't better if you can't afford it.
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