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Sun Jul 23, 2017, 10:00 PM

 

Ten great things about Obamacare...


1. The end of the Medicare doughnut hole.

2. Free Medicare preventive services.

3. Free preventive services for all women.

4. No denying health insurance because of a pre-existing medical condition.

5. Insurers can't gouge people with pre-existing conditions.

6. End of pre-existing restrictions on children's access to health insurance.

7. Adult children up to age 26 can now continue to get health insurance on their parents policy.

8. The law ends lifetime limits on insurance payouts.

9. Health insurers must spend at least 80 percent of their premium dollars on health care.

10. New standardized insurance coverage reports. This makes it easier to compare plans from different companies.

Yes I favor a public healthcare system but in the meantime we CANNOT lose what we've gained above.

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SHRED Jul 2017 OP
ghostsinthemachine Jul 2017 #1
dchill Jul 2017 #6
BigmanPigman Jul 2017 #2
DesertRat Jul 2017 #8
raging moderate Jul 2017 #3
MichMan Jul 2017 #4
raging moderate Jul 2017 #5
Lars39 Jul 2017 #7
Duppers Jul 2017 #10
Lars39 Jul 2017 #11
Duppers Jul 2017 #9

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 10:09 PM

1. I survived cancer, that's my favorite...

Yep.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 12:45 AM

6. So did my wife. Twice.

I cannot describe how fervently I detest Republican oligarch bootlickers. Truly cannot.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 10:12 PM

2. MoveOn.org is rallying the troops for resistance this week!

Call (202)224-3121...this is very important. McConnell is giving it another push. We must RESIST!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 01:01 AM

8. +1000

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 10:17 PM

3. Plus, I think, Congress IS on some form of ACA, right?

Am I wrong about this? Facebook republicons keep claiming that Congress should be on ACA if it's so great, but I am sure I read that they are on some sort of ACA, as of last year or the year before.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 10:31 PM

4. Not a big supporter of #7

26 year old adults are not "children", they are adults.

If they still want to be considered children, let's raise the drinking age to 26 then

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Response to MichMan (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 10:34 PM

5. Believe me, I thought about it.

Back when my kids were in their early twenties. I could see how much growing up they still needed to do.


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Response to MichMan (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 12:58 AM

7. Being able to stay on parents' insurance until 26

allows students to pursue higher education with coverage. It allows those younge adults that are diagnosed with serious health problems time to heal and transition to independence without gaps in treatment.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 01:15 AM

10. Thanks. I had not seen your post when...

I posted below. You covered my point well.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 01:23 AM

11. Real life examples are always helpful!

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Response to MichMan (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 01:12 AM

9. My son was still in grad school and

Without adequate coverage at 26. He could NOT afford his own coverage and we, his parents, would have ended up paying for an individual policy for him without ACA.

BTW, HE PAID his way thru grad school with a teaching assistantship and side tutoring. He had to budget to pay bills and had but tad little coverage with the university policy. During this time he was hospitalized once - Ka-Ching $$$! So, I'm most grateful ACA made BC/BS keep him on our policy.

I'm sure there are other young folks who need help too.



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