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View Diary: Merkley co-sponsors Landrieu bill to allow consumers to keep health plans (159 comments)

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  •  We also allow people to pay a very low penalty (0+ / 0-)

    Instead of buying any insurance.  When a person buys any of the existing plans they are helping the ACA far more than those who pay the penalty.

    The penalty for not getting insurance needs to be significantly raised, otherwise too few healthy and young people will buy insurance to balance the risk pool.  The penalty needs to be raised to 5% of income now, not with a phase in.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 10:26:34 AM PST

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