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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:49 PM
Honeycombe8 (18,738 posts)
9. I found the art. on abcnews.com. The law doesn't affect those who can't afford it.
"This (analysis) doesn't change the basic fact that the individual responsibility policy will only affect people who can afford health care but choose not to buy it," said Erin Shields Britt of the Health and Human Services Department. "We're no longer going to subsidize the care of those who can afford to buy insurance but make a choice not to buy it."
Medicaid has been expanded under the reform act. Medicaid will pay for health care for the poor. Those who don't qualify for Medicaid but can't afford to buy insurance, will get their premiums subsidized by the govt.
THAT'S A GOOD DEAL. The govt is going to let some Americans, who are currently uninsured, get insurance. They'll be able to go for annual exams, get prescriptions filled, and other medical care.
I am totally in favor of this. This is a good thing. I didn't always feel this way. I had to be convinced. Also, this is partly how we pay for the high insurance costs for those who have pre-existing conditions but now can get ins., and those who can't get health care because they've hit the ins. company's cap. A win-win all around.
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I found the art. on abcnews.com. The law doesn't affect those who can't afford it.
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