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Last year and several times before, I tried to get health insurance but it just cost way too much. Fortunately, I have my VA health benefits to fall back on. But I don’t want to lean on fellow tax payers… I want to pay my share. Well, tomorrow I am going to shop for health insurance that, finally, I can afford. Thank you President Barack Obama for standing your ground and making sure affordable health insurance will be available for me and others who share my disposition. If the government shuts down, I know it’s the Republicans in Congress who are to blame. They are the ones holding the federal budget hostage, to meet their own agenda—an agenda dictated to them by the very health care industry which has been bleeding people dry in the name of maximum profits for far too long.

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#1 posted 199 days ago

Grow the private sector, or be one of the ruling class

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#2 posted 199 days ago

I and millions of others can’t afford private sector. It’s easy to throw stones…. got any other solutions?

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#3 posted 199 days ago

Competition, let policies cross state lines, reduce red tape and regulations

that stifle innovation and competition.

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#4 posted 199 days ago

Sorry to hear about your situation Ted, but you are still “leaning” on “fellow tax payers” by having them subsidize your health insurance through ObamaCare. At least by using your VA benefits, you are using something you “earned” while serving the country… With ObamaCare, the taxpayers are subsidizing EVERYONE’s health insurance in a tiered system.

-- -- Andy, Naples Italy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#5 posted 199 days ago

Ted, can you qualify for Medicaid?

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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#6 posted 199 days ago

I think I’d like to keep all the members of Lumberjocks as people I would like to talk to about woodworking. I think, like Ron Paul, I’ll retire from this discussion and get back into my shop.

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#7 posted 198 days ago

Health care should be a Not for Profit business. When it was like that we all got good affordable care. They are missing the boat by making insurance companies rich and leaving health care still so very expensive.
I wonder if just because you have insurance that you still won’t be turned down for a procedure.
Plus those that can pay will be paying for all the muslims that don’t have to buy it and all the illegals that won’t be forced to buy it or be fined. The middle class gets to pay for everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#8 posted 198 days ago

Ted, I appreciate you putting this up. I do not at this moment have your problem but could very easily have in the future.
Both my wife’s and my kids are in the boat of not being able to afford insurance. This will enable them some piece of mind in the coming years.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 198 days ago

I’m glad to say that I’m as healthy as can be, so unless I have a serious accident (knock on wood) chances are I will be putting in more than I take out, at least for a good long time.

Andy, as a tax payer myself, I am also paying into the pot. Ironically, taxes is one of the biggest reasons I couldn’t afford insurance. Lots of taxpayers could not afford insurance. Conversely, millions of people who were not paying into the pot will now be paying their share. That’s the whole point of Affordable Care Act… everybody pays.

nomercadies, this is the “Coffee Lounge” forum, meant for off topic discussions.

DKV, I don’t qualify for Medicaid. I’m a healthy young 54 year old.

Jim, I could not agree with you more, except I don’t know when health care was ever a not-for-profit business. Anyway, you lost me at “all the muslims”. I don’t share your sentiment.

madts, I’m glad it’s working out for you and yours. That’s what ACA is for ;)

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#10 posted 198 days ago

I have a question. I’m paying nearly 475.00 bucks a month for my insurance. I think I make little enough money to qualify for Obamacare. Should I quit my health insurance and sign up for Obamacare.

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#11 posted 198 days ago

Beats me… I’m not the expert. But I will say it’s worthwhile to do some research. You can start here =>

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#12 posted 198 days ago

I would think that you should look into your options.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#13 posted 198 days ago

I’m glad you can get insurance. I’m not so glad my grandkids will be paying for it.

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#14 posted 198 days ago

Ted and others,
I am a Paramedic on a fire department. If someone calls 911 we provide care and transport, whether they can pay or not. The city I work for picks up the tab.

We transport to a local hospital. They must provide care. If the patient cannot pay the hospital covers it and charges the rest of the patients more to cover it.

If someone is on Title 19, (public assistance), they will cover some of the costs. That is the rest of us. We’re paying for it now. How about if we address issues before they become expensive.

Having affordable care means someone can have and see a general practitioner, (family doctor). Then they will not have to rely on the emergency medical system and hospital ERs. This is cheaper for everyone. I would rather help someone pay for preventative care than wait until a child goes into a seizure from an untreated fever and calls 911.

I support the Affordable Care Act. The ACA will be full of pitfalls and potholes but it will pay off in the end.


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#15 posted 198 days ago

Hey Ted. Use your VA benefits with your head up. You earned it dude. I hope the Affordable Care Act works. I feel like we had to do something. Status quo isn’t working for sure. Thanks for the post man.

I work for a major automotive manufacturer and have good insurance but still pay out the ying yang. I had a heart cath. and my part was 2500. Earlier this year my wife needed dental surgery and 2 implants. 12,000 all of it on me. But I’m told I have good insurance so I guess I do…........

-- "Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often." - Mark Twain

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