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  •  I understand your point. (8+ / 0-)

    At the end of the day, people are going to believe what they're going to believe.  I think a key point in what you said above is that "it works for them because they haven't had to use it yet".

    That's the case with a lot of crappy insurance.  People are happy with it because it's cheap and doesn't cost much, but they think they've got adequate insurance.

    Until they have an actual claim, and find out that there are large holes in their policy, leaving them with a claim that either not covered at all, or only with limited coverage.

    And then all the money they saved on premiums, plus probably a lot more money besides, goes to pay their bills.

    But people don't usually realize they have crap insurance until they have a claim, so yeah, a lot of these people are going to scream, not realizing that with the higher premiums they are also probably getting a much better product.  Over  the long run, it may even save the money.

    •  If they also have Medical Savings Accounts, their (1+ / 0-)
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      general medical care for their kids' ear infections, the flu or even a broken limb would be covered by the MSA. If they had a major medical problem, the Catastrophic Plan would kick in at some point.

      It doesn't take much for costs to add up. I was in the ER for a few hours recently and the bill was over $3,000!

      Today, it you have a sudden emergency and call your doctor, you're told to go to the ER especially if it's after hours or on the weekend.

      It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

      by auapplemac on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 10:53:06 PM PDT

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