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  •  Universal coverage my ass (0+ / 0-)

    it doesn't do a DAMN bit of good because it doesn't stop insurance companies from pricing folks with pre-existing conditions out of insurance, but nonetheless legally requires us to carry it. It's complete, utter bullshit that, while it's better than any GOP plan, it can't come near to single payer.

    If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people. --Tony Benn

    by rhetoricus on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 02:08:12 PM PST

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    •  Actually it does. (0+ / 0-)

      Right now you can get into the temporary program if you have pre-existing conditions. Here in California it costs about $450 per month, which is a pretty good price.

      Once the law kicks in, it will be illegal for insurance companies to refuse coverage. And if they try to charge you too much, you'll have plenty of other places to find coverage on the exchanges. Several of those will be non-profit plans.

      I won't have to worry about any of that because I'll qualify for the expansion of Medicaid. It'll be the first time I'll be able to get health care of any kind in about twelve years, as I said below, so I have a rather different perspective than others on this site.

      Enjoy the San Diego Zoo's panda cam!

      by Fonsia on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 08:37:08 PM PST

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