Blue No Matter Who - except Sanders

Jan 2011
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My own experience is depending on my income I went back and forth between insurance on the exchanges & Medicaid expansion. The care is the same no matter who pays for it. I see my Dr. at the county clinic just like I did with minor issues before the ACA, if I need a specialist (my hip replacement for example) I get a referral.

Before the ACA however, I'd never have been able to get my hip replaced. As it was I limped around for about 10 years with increasing amounts of pain. My spine became curved from the loss of cartilage in my hip. If I would have had the surgery sooner, I would have avoided that damage & having to wear a lift in my shoe for the rest of my life.

As it is, I've never had any kind of cancer screening because I knew I couldn't afford to do anything about what they might find, nor could I afford to take off work for treatment or recovery. It took me 2 years to save up enough money to live on while I recovered from the hip replacement surgery.

Now I'm retired and will soon be back on the expansion, maybe I'll get my first mammogram at 62 years old.

What people don't realize about health care is that if you don't have it, you end up putting off getting diagnosed with anything so by the time you do, it requires a lot more in the way of resources and time off from work to treat it. It's actually cheaper in the long run to insure people can get care early on.

I can't speak for anyone else, but my entire reason for putting off dealing with my own personal health issues was money. Always.
We can certainly understand. Now we are in that position because of the "affordable" care act.

We used to be able to afford insurance -

Nice trade - people that have been self employed now punished for doing so.

Maybe if they had shoved this down our throats faster...nope that would be impossible "You'll know what's in it after we pass it"
 
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We can certainly understand. Now we are in that position because of the "affordable" care act.

We used to be able to afford insurance -

Nice trade - people that have been self employed now punished for doing so.

Maybe if they had shoved this down our throats faster...nope that would be impossible "You'll know what's in it after we pass it"
Your post is a total lie.
 
Jan 2011
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4,571
Boise, Idaho
Your post is a total lie.
Really - So much in complete denial.

The first year we lost $12,000.00 for lousy coverage to Obama care.

The next few years we paid the fine - until we no longer were fined for not being able to afford this idiocy.



Clearly -
You either are from money - work for the govt - lame or lazy - under a huge umbrella of a large corporation.

There are millions of us subsidizing the rest of the population - or just going without insurance coverage that we could afford before the "affordable" care act.

You can deny until the cows come home.

The party of "compassion" certainly is the party of "we got our free stuff 'F' you!"

 
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