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  •  Weighing in from Washington (1+ / 0-)
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    With a $2,500 deductible, at age 55-59, a non-smoker, my payments would be $606/mo. If I wanted a $500 deductible plan, it would be $1,199/mo. These rates are simply not affordable for me. Washington monthly premiums.

    So if you were to ask me why a large portion PCIP money hasn't been spent I would simply point to cost. Truly, I'm happy for everyone who can afford these rates and just as truly I curse every politician-democrat or republican-who thinks this solved or mostly solved the problem.

    There are times I hate being a citizen of this country ... and around health issues, this is one of those times.

    In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects. J. William Fulbright

    by crescentdave on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 06:06:03 PM PDT

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