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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 10:37 AM
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27. The really sad part of it for those of you who can still afford insurance
is that deductibles and co-pays are so high I'm betting you only seek medical care as a last resort. The whole system is counterproductive at a basic dollars and cents level. You pay for insurance, but you really can't afford to use it, so illnesses sometimes reach an advanced level and treatment is more expensive. It's a crazy system that only benefits big insurance.
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  -Steep rate hikes on way for individual health insurance Newsjock  Sep-07-10 08:54 AM   #0 
  - Another article from another state  n2doc   Sep-07-10 09:00 AM   #1 
  - The abyss of their greed is bottomless  mike r   Sep-07-10 09:01 AM   #2 
  - Good way for the right wing to counter the health care  shraby   Sep-07-10 09:02 AM   #3 
  - Yep...we are all now HOSTAGES to these GREEDY BLOODSUCKERS.  chimpymustgo   Sep-07-10 09:03 AM   #4 
  - We already were. We need regulation to cap them, all this does is prove that.,  superconnected   Sep-07-10 10:50 AM   #33 
  - This was predicted by many  mike r   Sep-07-10 09:09 AM   #5 
  - I actually think  HankyDubs   Sep-07-10 09:11 AM   #6 
  - Just 2 questions  atreides1   Sep-07-10 09:45 AM   #15 
  - +1  area51   Sep-07-10 10:11 AM   #23 
     - Actually, we have a right to medical treatment.  dixiegrrrrl   Sep-07-10 10:28 AM   #26 
  - When you allow the villians to WRITE the laws, people get screwed  Donnachaidh   Sep-07-10 10:14 AM   #24 
  - +1000. But can you believe how many people here think they should be left to their own device ala  superconnected   Sep-07-10 10:51 AM   #34 
  - just imagine if they could raise rates as they see fit. n/t.  okieinpain   Sep-08-10 01:28 PM   #46 
  - The people already did demand that.  girl gone mad   Sep-07-10 08:47 PM   #39 
  - You said it first, but I'll say it second...Medicare for all....  truth2power   Sep-07-10 11:22 AM   #37 
  - My out of pocket is going up $190/mo  Semi_subversive   Sep-07-10 09:12 AM   #7 
  - Too bad state insurance commissions aren't there to assist the people, only the industry.  sinkingfeeling   Sep-07-10 09:17 AM   #8 
  - Ludicrous "reform" bills have consequences  MannyGoldstein   Sep-07-10 09:21 AM   #9 
  - exactly.  ixion   Sep-07-10 09:45 AM   #16 
  - If I had a dollar for every time I was told "you suck" yesterday  MannyGoldstein   Sep-07-10 09:57 AM   #19 
  - "Health care reform would make a great campaign issue this November"  pa28   Sep-07-10 10:37 PM   #42 
  - Totally predictable. No public option = no price controls  on point   Sep-07-10 09:25 AM   #10 
  - There is something you can do about high rate increases.  jaxx   Sep-07-10 09:26 AM   #11 
  - all that money they're going to spend on policing  newspeak   Sep-07-10 10:37 AM   #28 
  - 46m won't pay for single payer.  jaxx   Sep-07-10 10:45 AM   #29 
     - no, but the money we spend towards the insurance industry  newspeak   Sep-07-10 10:49 AM   #32 
     - yes, and rightly so  newspeak   Sep-07-10 10:53 AM   #35 
     - The true shame is that we got such a hideous bill.  girl gone mad   Sep-07-10 08:51 PM   #40 
  - "Investigating" is NOT a synonym for "doing something about"  eridani   Sep-08-10 02:34 AM   #43 
  - My Regence Blue Cross policy just went up 16%.  PSPS   Sep-07-10 09:36 AM   #12 
  - yes, each state give about a Million to fitght rate increaces. Something  speppin   Sep-07-10 09:40 AM   #13 
  - To pay for expenses that they won't even see until 2014.  onehandle   Sep-07-10 09:42 AM   #14 
  - The oompa loompa wasn't responsible for that  CLANG   Sep-07-10 10:09 AM   #22 
     - don't forget Blanche Lincoln  newspeak   Sep-07-10 10:46 AM   #30 
  - We Are Getting a 15% Increase  AldebTX   Sep-07-10 09:51 AM   #17 
  - The dream  wilt the stilt   Sep-07-10 09:51 AM   #18 
  - So just who do these state insurance commissioners work for anyway?  gtar100   Sep-07-10 09:58 AM   #20 
  - No surprise n/t  OhioChick   Sep-07-10 10:07 AM   #21 
  - BC/BS asking for 27% in my state. Seems fair (sigh)!  Gecko6400   Sep-07-10 10:21 AM   #25 
  - The really sad part of it for those of you who can still afford insurance  Vinca   Sep-07-10 10:37 AM   #27 
  - Who cares, wasn't affordable in the first place.  superconnected   Sep-07-10 10:49 AM   #31 
  - Can anyone tell me the economic theory under which the gov't forces you to buy something,  Romulox   Sep-07-10 11:10 AM   #36 
  - The ability of the young and healthy to opt out..  girl gone mad   Sep-07-10 08:56 PM   #41 
  - The 'individual mandate' is FAR RW policy.  Edweird   Sep-07-10 11:31 AM   #38 
  - When do I get my $2,500 savings?  Francesca9   Sep-08-10 03:06 AM   #44 
  - One year ago, we were waiting for the CBO cost analysis for Single Payer/Medicare for All....  seafan   Sep-08-10 07:48 AM   #45 

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