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What Will Change With Health Care Reform

Speed Read! What Will Change With Healthcare Reform

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postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Heehee, thank you, cirrus :) He's a big loveable boy, 6 months old and almost 100lbs! I highly recommend them for anyone that has the time to dedicate to a powerful breed. They're protective guard dogs, but are very intelligent and respond well to the owner, so there's no unpredictable aggression.
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
o/t What a beautiful dog you must have, PostMod. I googled the breed out of curiosity, since I was not familiar with it.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Anon 6 seems like a stickler for vocabulary. Even though I think it's pretty obvious what I meant by "better" healthcare, hey, it's really sunny outside and I'm about to go on a nice hike with my giant South African Boerboel, so I'm feeling generous. I'll throw in another word for your picky word bank. More... hmm... ACCESSIBLE healthcare! Does that tickle your fancy!? Or are you looking for something else?
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
Oh, and my husband just told me that our premiums are going up by 4%. It's only going to get worse.
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
I can dig that. That anonymous comment came in before mine, and I wasn't paying attention. We can at least agree on the issue of anonymous postings. :)
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
Mine isn't that bad (Grave's Disease and high blood pressure), but with my deductible, we essentially pay out of pocket for all health care costs. My family has a catastrophic plan with a 15,000 deductible. Not to mention the thousands that we shell out for my dental needs (again, no dental insurance). And, I watched in horror as this bill was passed. This 2700 page travesty is not about helping people at all. Don't get me wrong. There are a number of things that I want to take up with the insurance industry and Big Pharmaceutical Giants. For example, if I can show you good CBC panels for a period of time (1year), can I have a reduction on my insurance rates? I know I'm higher risk, but I like to think that shows I'm being more responsible. And, not every thing in the flipping world needs a pill!! Ugh! (Sorry, just 2 of my pet peeves. :)) Anyway, I find it extremely disturbing that some of the more simple solutions were ignored. Selling insurance across state lines, tort reform, etc. I'm sure you've heard all that before. But, what about being able to write off the cost of your insurance if you have to purchase it yourself? Or, being able to write off 110% or more of a donation to the Shriners, Reily Hospital, or even a humble neighborhood nonprofit clinic. The Huntsman Cancer Institute was founded by a self made "evil" rich man. (And if I understood correctly, you are treated regardless of your ability to pay. You pay what you can. Donations are solicited from individuals and corporations) I kind of like that. You get a tax break, we get more money to treat people. Everyone wins. I guess bumbling idiots have decent ideas on occasion. There are big problems in the health care industry, obviously. This is not the way to solve them. And, could we have the more eloquent SKG for this debate please. That really wasn't called for.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Hahaha, priceless comment, SKG. As an uninsured person with a chronic, pre-existing, always denied disease that costs tens of thousands of dollars to adequately take care of each year, I am quite happy with this step in the right direction toward better healthcare. And no bumbling idiot talking about America's "values" crumbling can convince me otherwise.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
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