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TimeTraveleer2 is correct and I have done several hubs on this. I am 62 and cannot buy real health insurance for prior conditions. I just hat two back-to-back hospital stays. I am looking at $20,000 out of pocket. Obamacare cannot come soon enough.
Mike Russo says
sad that people can vote down a comment that just provides information!
Peoplepower, I wonder if it provides for the coverage of specific diseases and treatments or cures. Does it cover alternative medicine like chelation therapy? In the Philippines the public support system includes angioplasty and bypass surgery only.
Under Obamacare you are going to my insurance just like you do today. However, they cannot turn you down for age or prior conditions, and the highest rate can only be 2 or 3 times the lowest rate, instead of six of more as it is now.
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I heard that people who don't buy that insurance will be fined. Is this true? I heard they will take money from our tax returns.
Well you are correct, however, when the government requires someone to purchase a good or service from them, it is illegal, Obama got by the SC by calling it a Tax, but you are still required to spend your money on something the government is selling
We all are mandated to pay for insurance before we can buy houses, cars, etc., or a license to practice medicine, nursing, fishing, etc..all payable to the government. The only neg. about this bill is Obama made it happen not the GOP. Sour grapes.
bn9900: Actuually, Obama never called it a tax. That's how the Supreme Court said it was constitutional. If you have insurance, then you don't have to worry about the individual mandate. It will not be effective until 2014.
first, if congress passes it and the supreme court approves it, by definition it cannot be illegal
second, the law DID call the mandate a tax. that was why Roberts was able to rule as he did - the govt's main argument was that it was a penalty
They already make us buy car insurance or we will be fined/penalized. Same thing. Plus, why should everyone who DOES have insurance have to pay for those who don't?
the comments that compare Obamacare to home/car/etc insurance are logically flawed - if i don't own a home or a car, i don't need to buy insurance - but how do you opt out of something required just for being alive?
If you have a mortgage on your home, you have to have insurance. In Louisiana, if you own a car, you have to have insurance whether the car is paid for or financed. Businesses have to maintain worker's comp insurance on their employees.
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Sean Lehman says
LOL...that's funny, but hey! Why not? If they are going to force us to pay for something we may not want, why not this as well?
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Jay M. Juster says
See, this is sort of my issue as well. Who has the right to say what is affordable for me or not? You don't know what my life is, or my bills for that matter. Just because I don't have insurance currently, does not mean I'm a free loader.
WD Curry 111 says
This is the same issue that tear me up on the piece of legislation. I suppose if I am forced to buy insurance, I will need a doctor to treat me for starvation! We are people who use the medicine God gave us from the land in a natural way.
where do you get your information? if you cant afford insurance, the new law makes it EASIER to get it. no one who cant afford it will be penalized. the only people to pay the tax are those who decide not to purchase insurance. even then NO ONE g
How is it that we aren't penalized if we have to pay an additional tax because we don't want to purchase that insurance? If they had a natural health insurance, I might be interested, but I'm not going to pay for Big Pharma orchestrated insurance.
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B Nathan Ponis says
nonsense - the fine is about $700 - most health insurance costs much more than that; your description of losing your house is just silly. the people who refuse to get insurance are freeloaders, and we all pay when they show up at the ER
@cascoly - Not every uninsured American is refusing to be insured, nor are they necessarily "freeloading". Some, of course, take advantage of a free ride, but there are so many that literally cannot afford insurance.
right - i said those who refuse, not those who can't afford it. any insurance system relies on many if not most participants not requiring aid in any given year. that keeps prices down. similar to requirements for compulsory auto insurance
should it include a check box that states something like "I qualify to buy "Obamacare" because my income is such but I elect not to buy it thereby I understand I will not qualify for public assistance of any sort should I get sick or injured"?
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