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  •  Well, you're certainly not living hand to mouth (0+ / 0-)

    like so many. Believe it or not, there are many families who can't, even under the new system, pay "their share" to get a childs broken bone fixed. I'm just trying to keep things relevant for those between Medicaid and the limit for subsidies.

    And these concerns are legitimately being addressed in the press, so maybe you need to be scolding newspapers instead of a minor Dkos comment.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 02:40:05 PM PDT

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    •  Actually we just finished paying for my daughters (3+ / 0-)
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      broken leg in $10 monthly bills. Likewise for an emergency room visit for my sone $15 a month. We are below 120% of poverty, we will qualify for Medicaid. We do have savings and a house, as do many of my neighbors. A yearly cap on costs does make a world of difference. Under the ACA we don't lose the house.

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      by ban nock on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 03:29:42 PM PDT

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      •  Why would (1+ / 0-)
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        you lose the house? You made the monthly payments and it took forever but you paid the bill off.

        •  A Medicaid recipient (0+ / 0-)

          may not lose their house (immediately) but upon death, any heir (children / trustee / beneficiary) WILL probably LOSE EVERY amount that the State/Fed PAID into the deceased CARE  (Including amounts "sheltered" by Living Trusts, annuities, etc.) (AND the HOUSE)  
          See estate recovery programs. Today, all states are required by federal law to have them. 42 USC 1396p(b)(1).

          "Medicaid Expansion" sounds like a 'gift' to the "middle class".    but...There are no 'free rides'.
          (While the wealthy fight 'tooth-&-nail' to protect EVERY penny of their inheritance to their heirs. ... whether 'earned', or itself inherited.)

          I don't see anyone touting ACA/"Medicaid Expansion", telling us about this .......

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          by Orj ozeppi on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 12:28:39 PM PDT

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          •  Medicaid Expansion Is No Gift Horse (1+ / 0-)
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            I would simply assert my own feelings here.  I am disabled and on Medicare and Medicaid.  I have been very fortunate in that regard.  After I die, it matters not who gets what I left behind.  What is more important to me is the help that I get, which keeps me alive and functioning now, when I need it the most.

            Would I feel different if I owned a home and had a whole bunch of money?  I would probably feel the same.  The ACA is meant to help the living, not the dead.  Not only to help the living financially by providing help to get insurance, but to also allow people to live with the semblance of dignity that all deserve.

            Those on the right have chosen to either ignore those types of benefits, or just plain don't care whether all of us in the 99% category live or die.

      •  The Medicaid recipients I know of that that can't (0+ / 0-)

        retain title to their homes are elderly and needing nursing home placement. If you're saying that the ACA has changed that then (1) I hope you're right; and (2) that would be another item in "The ACA Plus Column".

        There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

        by oldpotsmuggler on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 08:10:59 PM PDT

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        •  You're n0t far off ... (actually) (0+ / 0-)

          See comment/reply (above), to Nance.

          (unless there are retractions --in the nEw "ACA"--  that roll back such "Estate Recovery" programs?  ---I haven't seen/heard-of any such forebearance...)
          (IF you get "help" from Medicaid .... they'll recover it.)

          So, you're n0t very far off really (in the long run of it) ...... (whatever people try to convince you.)

          ~A govt lobbied, campaigned and selected by corporation... is good for corporation. Bad for people.~ -8.88 -8.36

          by Orj ozeppi on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 12:42:22 PM PDT

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