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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:34 AM
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Another example of how the health care bill is helping regular folks
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Yes, there has been much teeth gnashing about no single payer and so on, and I have been one of the people who has bemoaned that fact. But a couple of days ago, a guy at work was telling me about his 20 year old daughter. It seems that she has to go in for surgery for gall bladder problems or something like that. She has not yet enrolled in college, still lives at home with the parents, has no job, and very fortunately is covered under her dad's insurance, which we get because it was collectively bargained for and because of the Health care reform bill of 2010.
He told me that had she not been covered, it would have cost him around $18,000 but since she's eligible to be covered on his policy, it will cost them $500.00 after the deductible. So maybe we should all take a breath, sit back, and realize that this version of health care reform is just a start as long as we elect politicians who will try and build on what we have. It sure is helping this family.
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