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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:34 PM
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What is going to happen to all the unemployed under the new health care proposals?
Having trouble finding information. If health care coverage is mandated, what about the people who are unemployed or underemployed who can't afford the premiums?
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:35 PM
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1. They will be criminals
if they don't buy private health insurance...

They'll still get little or no Health Care...Only a single-payer type system would give us that...
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:12 PM
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7. Healthcrime
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 09:19 PM by kenny blankenship
Doubleunplusgood.
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:36 PM
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2. Simple - they continue to die, as now. If they were worthy of health care, they would have
jobs.' :sarcasm:'
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:37 PM
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3. The government will give money directly to private insurers on their behalf.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 12:37 PM by Romulox
This will make sure the system is not "socialist".
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:40 PM
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4. My question, too.
My SO's company closed its doors in May because of the economy. He has been out of work ever since. To get on my insurance would be $513 per month, or about half of his unemployment. This is clearly impossible. To buy into any kind of care is at least a couple of hundred (I think that's where it starts). How can we afford this? And we are at least in a position where we can scrape by - what do people who literally only have one unemployment check do? What about when the benefits expire?
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:06 PM
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5. Kick
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:10 PM
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6. They will be fined. n/t
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madville Donating Member (743 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:18 PM
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8. They'll probably get a basic high deductible policy subsidized by the government
They'll get a high deductible plan subsidized by the federal government. If they want to go to the doctor they'll still have to pay out of pocket up to a few thousand dollars every year before some kind of 80/20 plan kicks in with probably like a $10,000 annual out of pocket cap for the insured in case of a catastrophe.

I think people have misconceptions about how this is going to work. Very few insurance policies pay 100% of everything. There are co-pays, deductibles, annual caps, etc that one has to consider. There will be a mandate that everyone has insurance, it might be shitty insurance, but everyone will be "covered" even though they will still most likely have out of pocket expenses if they actually use it.

Just speculating at this point, but that's the way I see it happening.
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TransitJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:20 PM
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9. They'll be fined for not giving money to private insurance corporations.
This health care "reform" sucks.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:55 PM
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10. Speaking of that ...I guess they haven't added the 9 million unemployed this year to the 46...
million that are uninsured. I am sure the number is very much larger than 55 million. Of course they don't want to tell us about how many people are actually without health care do they, cause that might be a little upsetting to some.
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