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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:44 AM
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33. A lot will depend on how the exchange is structured. If you've got massive national pools
then it will pretty much have to work at least as compared to rates currently available to small companies. How big the risk pools are is the real key.
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  -Sec. 302. Exchange-eligible individuals and employers. ProSense  Nov-07-09 12:22 PM   #0 
  - But if the employers do not choose it, the employees remain excluded  Oregone   Nov-07-09 12:26 PM   #1 
  - But nothing.  ProSense   Nov-07-09 12:30 PM   #2 
  - "You assume that enrollment in a public option will not grow."  Oregone   Nov-07-09 12:42 PM   #3 
     - "Why would it grow if it were not cheaper and/or more comprehensive?"  ProSense   Nov-07-09 12:45 PM   #4 
     - there are actually going to be different prices  Egnever   Nov-07-09 12:49 PM   #6 
     - "Also doesn't a larger pool help drive down cost?"  Oregone   Nov-07-09 12:51 PM   #7 
        - "How does that pool grow if it is not cheaper than private insurers, so that it may attract people?"  ProSense   Nov-07-09 12:52 PM   #8 
           - Are you being coy?  Oregone   Nov-07-09 12:58 PM   #10 
              - No, you're making a lot of stupid assumptions. n/t  ProSense   Nov-07-09 01:03 PM   #11 
     - what difference does it make what option gets more enroleees as long as  Egnever   Nov-07-09 12:46 PM   #5 
        - Because it won't keep costs down  Oregone   Nov-07-09 12:54 PM   #9 
           - How can it not?  Egnever   Nov-07-09 01:04 PM   #12 
              - "When people are allowed to choise freely between plans"  Oregone   Nov-07-09 01:14 PM   #14 
                 - If the House bill as it stands today was what we ended up with then yes.  Egnever   Nov-07-09 01:35 PM   #21 
                    - I guess we read different things in the same text  Oregone   Nov-07-09 01:37 PM   #22 
                       - its both  Egnever   Nov-07-09 01:43 PM   #23 
                          - "but it is the employer that gets to make the initial decision to join the exchange"  Oregone   Nov-07-09 01:56 PM   #25 
                             - Again, you're assuming that  ProSense   Nov-07-09 02:02 PM   #26 
                             - I dissagree  Egnever   Nov-07-09 02:16 PM   #27 
  - I believe it read "employers" AND "individuals"...  SKKY   Nov-07-09 01:17 PM   #15 
     - You may be crossing paragraphs  Oregone   Nov-07-09 01:21 PM   #16 
        - "The employer must choose it prior to an individual employeee having access. "  ProSense   Nov-07-09 01:25 PM   #17 
           - And a lot of people do  Oregone   Nov-07-09 01:29 PM   #18 
              - Mom and pop shops are small businesses, but reflect really small ones as opposed to  ProSense   Nov-07-09 01:30 PM   #19 
                 - Funny edit, thats all.  Oregone   Nov-07-09 01:31 PM   #20 
  - Well I give this a plus 1 because it's good news in my book. n/t  vaberella   Nov-07-09 01:07 PM   #13 
  - It is good. n/t  ProSense   Nov-07-09 05:48 PM   #28 
  - I think this is the smart way to do it., It gives them time to  Phx_Dem   Nov-07-09 01:47 PM   #24 
  - Universal health care to be successful can't be tied to employment.  Cleita   Nov-07-09 08:43 PM   #29 
  - That is just not true  ProSense   Nov-07-09 08:48 PM   #30 
  - i work for a company that has in excess of 10,000 employees  dugaresa   Nov-12-09 05:54 PM   #31 
  - You may be surprised what business will do to save money  ProSense   Nov-12-09 05:56 PM   #32 
  - A lot will depend on how the exchange is structured. If you've got massive national pools  TheKentuckian   Nov-13-09 01:44 AM   #33 
  - can't rec but can kick  HopeOverFear   Nov-13-09 12:19 PM   #34 
 

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