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mfcorey1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 04:28 PM
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Depressed, my health insurance premium just increased by $101.00. Cigna sucks. nt
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 04:33 PM
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1. A month? Wow.
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mfcorey1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 04:38 PM
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2. yep, retired, only one on policy. Now $632.00 a month.
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 04:45 PM by mfcorey1
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 04:40 PM
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4. That is a mortgage in some areas.
Nobody can retire until the reach Medicare age.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 05:11 PM
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6. that's too bad.
:-(
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 05:42 PM
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7. Augh, that's obscene. (nt)
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 04:39 PM
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3. You on Medicare yet?
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mfcorey1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 04:45 PM
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5. In two years.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:44 PM
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10. But you will still have to pay for Medicare.
It is not free. I pay $110 a month and it just covers the basics.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:52 PM
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8. i thought competition in the private market was supposed to keep costs down? eom
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 11:29 PM
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15. There is no competition. In many states, typically a few large firms dominate the market.
They were exempt from anti-trust law during the Great Depression--I believe--as part of the compromise between those who wanted health insurance reform and those opposed. The deal was that the exemption would be given with the understanding that states would regulate local health insurance providers. Typically, states do not, right-wing states anyway.

The effect is that cartels are created, and because the large firms simply want profit and not competition, they collude on pricing structures and barriers to entry for the particular market. Of course, out-right collusion is illegal, but proving it in a court of law is much more difficult.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:31 PM
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16. i was being facetious. ;-} private entities want monopolies, not competition. eom
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 12:32 PM by ellenfl
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:58 PM
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9. Yes it does.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 10:39 PM
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12. By denying people care.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 10:13 PM
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11. have you thought about living out of the country for two years
and live where you can get better healthcare than here for less money
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sherkoch Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 04:32 PM
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13. My insurance went up by $55
I feel for you.

And I am not even with Cigna, it is Blue Shield of California.

This is supposed to be a non-profit!

I wonder what is going on? It seems to be bigger than Cigna/Blue Shield.
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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 10:09 PM
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14. Welcome to DU!
I have BCBS of NC... feel yer pain!
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:35 PM
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17. But... but... Obama fought to maintain the private insurance system.
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 12:36 PM by Edweird
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nobodyspecial Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:46 PM
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18. I have no health insurance
If anything happens, I'm just going to let myself die. Reduce the excess population and all that.
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