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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 04:00 PM
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28. That addresses the limit above cost...
but with no cost controls, who knows what's really going to happen?
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  -Mature adults insurance premiums capped at 3 X the premium for young people... elehhhhna  Dec-20-09 12:34 PM   #0 
  - Young People to Obama ... You can serve 1 and only 1 term: YES! YOU! CAN! eom  ShortnFiery   Dec-20-09 12:36 PM   #1 
  - Alelrod said on MTP today no one will have to purchase ins. if the cost exceeds 8% of their income.  mzmolly   Dec-20-09 12:38 PM   #2 
  - Not true.  lapfog_1   Dec-20-09 12:48 PM   #4 
  - 17% is an impossible burden  eleny   Dec-20-09 12:53 PM   #6 
  - not really impossible  hfojvt   Dec-20-09 04:08 PM   #30 
  - isn't there also a plan in the works to DROP the Federal poverty level?  Donnachaidh   Dec-20-09 12:58 PM   #8 
  - yes. i saw it too.  Hannah Bell   Dec-20-09 02:02 PM   #13 
  - Right. It's tied to the Consumer Price Index which has fallen slightly in 2009  laughingliberal   Dec-20-09 02:14 PM   #16 
  - And that would be under a "hardship exemption".  madfloridian   Dec-20-09 01:04 PM   #10 
  - Can you please clarify something about that for me...  eleny   Dec-20-09 12:48 PM   #5 
  - I think what he means is that you can  mzmolly   Dec-20-09 12:55 PM   #7 
     - So that leaves us with no insurance. Oh great. :(  eleny   Dec-20-09 01:01 PM   #9 
        - That does sound like square  mzmolly   Dec-20-09 05:59 PM   #31 
  - I think we need to get that in writing.  subterranean   Dec-20-09 03:30 PM   #19 
  - and you believe him?  dysfunctional press   Dec-20-09 04:00 PM   #27 
  - Postponing implementation was the oly way they could get the total cost under the limit of  napi21   Dec-20-09 12:41 PM   #3 
  - Doesn't the medical loss ratio provision limit "jacking rates to the sky"?  MH1   Dec-20-09 01:07 PM   #11 
  - Nope, just the opposite.  lapfog_1   Dec-20-09 01:54 PM   #12 
  - That was the most understandable explanation I have read yet....thank you.  Thickasabrick   Dec-20-09 02:46 PM   #17 
  - It does nothing of the sort--it's merely a subsidy from the young and poor to the old and rich  Romulox   Dec-20-09 02:09 PM   #15 
  - I don't understand your reasoning.  subterranean   Dec-20-09 03:39 PM   #21 
  - More like fucking over the old and poor by making them pay 3 times as much  eridani   Dec-21-09 04:15 AM   #32 
  - That addresses the limit above cost...  rucky   Dec-20-09 04:00 PM   #28 
  - Nobody can explain how the poorest Americans (the young) can possibly afford to support the richest  Romulox   Dec-20-09 02:08 PM   #14 
  - eek 3 times the rate, a great reason to retire to another country  vadawg   Dec-20-09 03:02 PM   #18 
  - Awhile back, Canada changed some of their immigration policies  DeschutesRiver   Dec-21-09 09:01 AM   #36 
  - Young people will be paying for insurance they don't use or need for 20 years.  Nikki Stone1   Dec-20-09 03:32 PM   #20 
  - Contrary to popular belief, young people do sometimes get sick  subterranean   Dec-20-09 03:41 PM   #22 
  - But the odds are that they will not get sick which is why they typically  Thickasabrick   Dec-20-09 03:42 PM   #23 
     - Exactly. And it's because they don't that they are being forced into the system.  Nikki Stone1   Dec-20-09 03:44 PM   #24 
        - And.....make them resent the party that "forced" them to do's  Thickasabrick   Dec-20-09 03:58 PM   #25 
  - You've got to get money for the program somewhere. It's just a shared cost.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Dec-20-09 03:59 PM   #26 
  - as well they should.  dysfunctional press   Dec-20-09 04:03 PM   #29 
  - Young people get into accidents -- high cost accidents  mainer   Dec-21-09 07:45 AM   #34 
  - Not that I disagree with your premise but 3x is a LINEAR increase not EXPONENTIAL  Statistical   Dec-21-09 07:27 AM   #33 
  - Young people also get pregnant.  mainer   Dec-21-09 07:46 AM   #35 

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