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  •  It does not logically follow that because premiums (0+ / 0-)

    are high, we have to fuck over the working poor and force them to pay those premiums in order to keep expenses down for privileged members of the middle class.

    The out of pocket premiums, after subsidy, are absolutely crippling and unjust for people between 138% and 200% of FPL.

    Thinking the "food stamp challenge" teaches you about being poor is like thinking a camping trip will give you insight into being homeless.

    by JesseCW on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 05:26:41 PM PDT

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    •  They suck for everyone (0+ / 0-)

      good thing is the "penalty" is less.

      We cannot continue to have healthcare be 18-20% of our GDP. But until we address the basic issue of cost and the fact that we cannot provide everything to everybody, that we cannot fix everything and, frankly, that we are all going to die, we are not going to address the underlying issue here.

      It's far too complex for a soundbite, or a comment.

      Oh, and btw, I am in the sector. Would like to think I am more on the solution than the problem side, but it's kinda murky.

      Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without - W S Coffin

      by stitchmd on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 05:43:34 PM PDT

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