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  •  They may have to provide it, but (11+ / 0-)

    That doesn't mean they need to make it affordable or easy to get, or actually provide any real benefits.

    How about a nice sky-high co-pay with a sky-high deductible to go with it?  Together with a nice, narrow list of approved providers to go with it, with penalties for going out-of-network?

    That way grandma can spend her voucher and part of her life's savings paying for the premiums, and the rest of her life's savings can go towards paying for sky-high co-pays and meeting sky-high deductibles....

    What the hell is grandma thinking, anyway?  That money should go toward some job creator like an insurance CEO anyway, instead of being inherited by her grandkids when she dies....

    •  How about $10k a month with a $50k (5+ / 0-)
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      drmah, plumbobb, Nailbanger, elwior, SuWho

      deductible because that is what it would basically be.

      There is no saving throw against stupid.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 05:22:25 PM PDT

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    •  how stupid can people be? (4+ / 0-)
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      elwior, SuWho, ladybug53, plumbobb

      Due to the prosperity of the times of the "Greatest Generation" many of us "Baby Boomers" have had the luxury of having parents we do not have to support.  

      Without my dad's pension/retirement and  Social Security and Medicare, he would have been flat broke after the first 10 years of Alzheimer's care.  Now my 90 year old mom has Social Security and Medicare and a little house they bought in 1959.  Her medical care over the past 20 years would have cost her everything.

      But so far us kids haven't had to support either of them.  If we're lucky my mom will die with some estate intact, at least enough to bury her and maybe a little to share among the four of us; unless she ends up in a nursing home too, like my dad.

      Is that too much to ask?  Without Social Security and Medicare it would all have been gone long long ago.

      So us Baby Boomers are still benefiting from the good/prosperous times of the country but if the Republicans have their way my kids won't have it so lucky

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