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  •  Yep, pregnancy and a baby (2+ / 0-)
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    Shrew in Shrewsbury, NCJan

    In 2011 my daughter had a baby.  Thank goodness she was under us due to Obama care.  Her bills came to about $10,000.  The baby's bills were also about $10,000, but there was no coverage for that, not even Medicaid, because, get this:  she had worked "TOO LONG" ie, too close to the date of the birth, so she didn't qualify.  Presumably, the hospital tapped into charity care or wrote off those bills, or the tax payers paid for it.

    See, if you don't have insurance, somebody else is paying your way.  The state saved themselves $10,000 because we HAD PAID to have our daughter on our insurance.  It wasn't free.  Somebody else paid for the baby's care.  

    For the previous two years, our daughter had worked 2 jobs just to support herself on the sh__ wages that beginning part time jobs with no benefits paid during the recession.  She is a suma cum laud college graduate, and had been working since about age 15.  

    •  Yep (0+ / 0-)

      That health insurance conundrum for adults in their 20s is one I know well.

      Decades ago, when I was in my early 20s, I had an asthma attack--not chronic, mind you, but because of an allergic reaction, easily avoided in the future.

      Later, when I tried to get insurance, BC/BS told me that they would only insure me on condition that they would never pay for anything to do with my lungs--because, you see, asthma is a pre-existing condition for lung cancer, punctured lung, all kinds of things.

      Because I didn't want that "pre-existing condition" following me around, I remained uninsured until many years later when I finally got a full time job. Going in under group coverage, you see, they didn't look for or ask about pre-existing conditions.

      Who knows what I would have done if I'd had a baby during that time I was forced to remain uninsured. Or an accident, or any of the many other issues that can befall people at any age.

      Just because the government keeps a record of real property transfers, it doesn't mean that the government wants to confiscate your home.

      by NCJan on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 10:09:46 AM PDT

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