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  •  There is also another legal question (0+ / 0-)

    If the low-income, high-asset people over 55 can use a what effectively is loan program, then why can't any person such as Mr. Healthy Invincible Middle Aged Homeowner have access to a no-premium, no-interest asset-secured health care payment loan program under the equal protection requirement of our Constitution?

    •  it might not be such a good deal (0+ / 0-)

      If you read the article from Dr. Orient, she explains that with managed care come "capitation charges" which are also recoverable. The capitation charges in AZ, according to Dr. Orient, come out to $40,000 per year, which could potentially be assessed against one's assets even if no actual medical servcies were used.

      If you act out of anger, the best part of your brain fails to function. - the Dalai Lama

      by beverlywoods on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 02:53:47 PM PDT

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