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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:29 PM
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Sooo...I'm one of the lucky ones with insurance...how "Obamacare" saved my family
i was finally able to put my 21 year-old on my policy.he was seen by an internal medicine and neurosurgeon who both determined he has a form of scoliosis(not severe).
he's getting physical therapy.
my 14 year-old had his "unruptured" appendix removed last night because I have insurance and didn't put it off.
I am getting my IV iron infusion next week,because my insurance pays the $1200 price tag

Obamacare sucks...let's repeal it.
I think not.
Let's improve it.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:33 PM
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1. i am so glad you can get the care you need for yourself and your son.
i am not thrilled with the law, but at least it's something. it will help some people and i guess that will have to be enough for now.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:36 PM
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3. I am a big proponent of universal health care
that was a pipe dream... at least the first time around.The bill passed had many benefits for many age groups and illnesses.
it's a start.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:44 PM
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4. definitely a start. hopefully we can get it even better, but i'll take what i can get.
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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:34 PM
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2. Hope your kids will be ok
I agree, let's improve it! Is it too late for a public option..... :eyes:
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 04:00 PM
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5. Not to be rude - but
you have insurance. That's nice and I'm happy for you. However, it presumably already covered you and your fourteen year old . . . so giving credit to 'Obamacare' for your coverage for those conditions is spreading it a bit thin. I'm glad your 21-year old will get some physical therapy for his scoliosis, but a little surprised the issue was not addressed before now.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 05:47 PM
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6. I'm with you.
My point being...I have insurance.
it made it easier to obtain treatment for my kids.
Scoliosis was apparently misdiagnosed when he was 7 and 10-i worked him up for everything.My ability to finally take a kid who was uninsured for almost 3 years to a internationally recognized university program was only made possible by this access.
I have MULTIPLE neighbors who have family members with pre-existing illnesses who are now covered.

i am a vocal advocate for universal health care(in case you missed my editorial)
I simply am pointing out that the new health plan DOES help some.
I know not all...don't forget-i was on Kucinich's bandwagon in 2008.
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Scruffy1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 05:59 PM
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7. Some small employers are already giving employees
employer based health insurance largely because of the 35% tax credit.
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