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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:40 AM
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24. Yes, there are plenty of people who would love to get insurance like that.
Edited on Fri Dec-09-11 03:44 AM by Lasher
I have been thinking that this might have been what the public option might have looked like. It's $2,000 annual deductible for each of them, BTW, and includes meds.

Edit: Here, have a look at this thread if you want to get a better idea of what some people have to pay.
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  -'Obamacare' To the Rescue Tiggeroshii  Dec-09-11 12:36 AM   #0 
  - I just rec-ed this. Let's see how fast before someone un-rec's.  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 12:37 AM   #1 
  - A little-known fact, even here: the plan is being paid for by a surtax on upper incomes.  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 12:40 AM   #2 
  - hoal  Jwpoint   Dec-09-11 12:56 AM   #3 
  - Welcome to DU, Jwpoint! n/t  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 01:03 AM   #4 
  - Interesting, thanks pwnmom.  joshcryer   Dec-09-11 01:06 AM   #5 
     - The best part is that, unlike the regular Medicare tax,  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 01:12 AM   #8 
        - That equals the bush tax cut for the rich so why is it still an issue?  dkf   Dec-09-11 01:19 AM   #9 
           - The Bush tax cut is set to expire. As I understand it, this would  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 01:26 AM   #11 
           - So then it will be even higher than Clinton rates. Even if we extend the Bush tax cuts the rich are  dkf   Dec-09-11 01:31 AM   #13 
              - We have to find some way to pay for things like extended  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 01:36 AM   #16 
                 - Why would anyone create the income to pay for those services if they see no reward?  dkf   Dec-09-11 01:45 AM   #19 
                    - The reward is that they get to live and do business in a peaceful society  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 03:35 AM   #22 
                    - What do you mean "no reward?" Rich people in Europe still keep plenty of every dollar they earn.  BzaDem   Dec-09-11 03:45 AM   #25 
                       - Maybe that is why Europe isn't in very good shape.  dkf   Dec-09-11 10:39 AM   #29 
                          - That is an incredibly misinformed comment.  BzaDem   Dec-09-11 08:21 PM   #32 
           - $210 billion over 10 years is not $3 trillion over ten years.  joshcryer   Dec-09-11 01:31 AM   #14 
              - That is because most of the bush tax cuts goes to income under $250,000.  dkf   Dec-09-11 01:34 AM   #15 
                 - Would that be a problem if those levels were set at high enough incomes?  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 01:38 AM   #17 
                    - At some rate it gets confiscatory and counter productive.  dkf   Dec-09-11 01:42 AM   #18 
                       - We've had top rates that high in the past and had healthy economies.  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 01:47 AM   #20 
                       - Maybe you should spend more time focusing on other aspects of life that are unfair.  BzaDem   Dec-09-11 03:50 AM   #27 
  - Kicked and recommended. nt  TheWraith   Dec-09-11 01:07 AM   #6 
  - Kick  pinto   Dec-09-11 01:09 AM   #7 
  - I know a couple who both signed up for this.  Lasher   Dec-09-11 01:24 AM   #10 
  - Are they in their 50's, then? 40's?  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 01:28 AM   #12 
     - They are both around 50.  Lasher   Dec-09-11 02:01 AM   #21 
        - Then those rates are far less than anything they could get in the open market;  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 03:37 AM   #23 
           - Yes, there are plenty of people who would love to get insurance like that.  Lasher   Dec-09-11 03:40 AM   #24 
              - That's a great example. It's the "adjustment" that really  pnwmom   Dec-09-11 03:47 AM   #26 
                 - That was one of the most eye-opening threads I've seen.  Lasher   Dec-09-11 04:16 AM   #28 
  - Apologies as I posted the Strib version  mzmolly   Dec-09-11 02:33 PM   #30 
  - K & R  Scurrilous   Dec-09-11 05:42 PM   #31 
  - k&r  Liberal_in_LA   Dec-09-11 08:23 PM   #33 

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