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  •  If you are on SSI for a certain length of time (9+ / 0-)

    (I believe it is 2 years) you are automatically enrolled into Medicare.  Obamacare, with subsidies, will allow a lot of people to buy secondary insurance in the private market with subsidies.  For people who have disabilities due to  mental illness the fact that the ACA: (1) prohibits discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, (2) creates a competitive marketplace to buy insurance, (3) requires mental health coverage to be included in qualifying plans and (4) provides subsidies to help people pay for the cost of the premium is a god send.

    The ACA is the most comprehensive piece of legislation that we've seen in many a decade. Respect the law.  Don't trash it.  The people who put this together were very thoughtful and carefully balanced aggregate outcomes, the rights of individuals and the limits of our political system.  It is a model for transformative legislation.

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    by khyber900 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 01:57:29 PM PDT

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