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  •  We thought that would be the case in MA too, (5+ / 0-)

    ... and boy am I glad that I was wrong.

    Our rates have gone up by what, 6% each of the last two years?  Yes, BCBS asked for like 20% and was denied.

    There's also a non-obvious plus side.  When HerrDoktor had to go to the emergency room in June, it was 20 minutes from check-in to in the curtain with a doctor.  Before Romneycare, when my sister broke her foot, it was an hour-fifteen.  And she had to make her co-pay before they'd treat.

    The biggest issue now is that most plans (that a normal person can afford) include a high deductible.  Which is not trivial.  

    •  yup... (4+ / 0-)

      that is a good thing. No need to go to the emergency room anymore when you get the flu, because you have insurance, but going to get treated still costs a good chunk of money because of the deductible.

      As a nation, the U.S. consumes the most hot dogs per capita. So you'd be wise to never underestimate our powers of denial.

      by jbou on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 07:45:17 PM PDT

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