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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 11:48 AM

14. Oh great - put off even more when people can retire

My husband is working off the farm just to get health insurance. Since 2001 his health insurance has paid for numerous operations that have kept me going, including both my knee replacements this year.

He'd really like to retire but both of us have pre-existing conditions that made getting insurance for any cost impossible. He was hoping to retire at 63 but the age for eligibility for Medicare was upped to 65 so no go.

Our best hope for affordable insurance coverage before we're eligible for Medicare will be the insurance exchanges set up under the ACA - but we're in Florida and pRick Scott will not set one up. So now we have to wait for the federal government to set up one for Florida - IF the Republicans don't win and don't repeal or gut the ACA.

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