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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 10:59 AM
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17. Nonsensical conjecture not based on reality.
For some who will bring high costs with them others will not, offsetting the added cost to insurance co's.

Does your employer only offer one option as in one Insurance company to choose from?
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  -Question about the impact of the health care bill came up at a company meeting bighart  Apr-21-10 10:09 AM   #0 
  - Typical RW talking point  supernova   Apr-21-10 10:13 AM   #1 
  - I like to deal in hard facts and verifiable numbers  bighart   Apr-21-10 10:20 AM   #3 
     - I agree with you there  supernova   Apr-21-10 10:31 AM   #12 
  - Mostly false  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-21-10 10:14 AM   #2 
  - True. For evidence, just check your policy.  ixion   Apr-21-10 10:20 AM   #4 
  - I would be willing to bet that if you're talking about an employer provided plan, that  sinkingfeeling   Apr-21-10 10:24 AM   #6 
  - Not much. Sounds like he's be 'informed' by the local Tea Party instead of getting an answer from  sinkingfeeling   Apr-21-10 10:21 AM   #5 
  - We pay 50%, company pays 50%  bighart   Apr-21-10 10:24 AM   #7 
     - Sounds about right since it was reported that many of the 'great' insurance companies were making  sinkingfeeling   Apr-21-10 10:27 AM   #9 
  - mine have gone up every year since I started working  la_chupa   Apr-21-10 10:26 AM   #8 
  - well, perhaps one could ask how many times has insurance costs gone up in the last ten years.... the  ejpoeta   Apr-21-10 10:27 AM   #10 
  - Did he conveniently leave out the fact that rates have been rising every year  Winterblues   Apr-21-10 10:28 AM   #11 
  - They are doing that  supernova   Apr-21-10 10:33 AM   #13 
  - Of course he's wrong - but I would just keep my mouth shut if I were you.  cbdo2007   Apr-21-10 10:36 AM   #14 
  - I am really curious about the state tax issue.  bighart   Apr-21-10 10:39 AM   #15 
  - Based on what I've heard so far, I think his statement is accurate -  lynne   Apr-21-10 10:49 AM   #16 
  - Nonsensical conjecture not based on reality.  harun   Apr-21-10 10:59 AM   #17 
  - Yes they only offer a single insurer  bighart   Apr-21-10 11:01 AM   #18 
     - And I think that's the problem  supernova   Apr-21-10 11:36 AM   #20 
     - Had not thought about it in that context.  bighart   Apr-21-10 11:48 AM   #22 
        - I'm one of those singles  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 12:03 PM   #27 
           - I can certainly understand that  bighart   Apr-21-10 01:19 PM   #28 
     - Choice  harun   Apr-21-10 02:06 PM   #29 
  - Did he say rates wouldn't have went up without reform?  NNN0LHI   Apr-21-10 11:09 AM   #19 
  - Is self-insurance off the table?  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 11:38 AM   #21 
  - We did that for awhile as part of a local group of companies.  bighart   Apr-21-10 11:55 AM   #23 
     - =[  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 11:58 AM   #24 
        - I can hear the speech about raising taxes already.  bighart   Apr-21-10 12:00 PM   #25 
           - LOL. Maybe some PNHP docs need to give him a presentation. NT  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 12:01 PM   #26 
  - do you mean medicaid?  dem mba   Apr-21-10 02:22 PM   #30 
  - I don't recall which.  bighart   Apr-21-10 02:33 PM   #31 
     - yea i constantly mix the two up  dem mba   Apr-21-10 02:51 PM   #32 
  - So he's saying the larger the pool of insured people, the higher the rates?  Puzzler   Apr-21-10 02:55 PM   #33 
  - Hopefully this person doesn't make any important decisions on your behalf.  izzybeans   Apr-21-10 03:29 PM   #34 
  - It's easier to be a yes-man rather than to say things a yes-man doesn't even have to conjure.  Festivito   Apr-21-10 08:08 PM   #35 

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