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  •  If you are self-employed (0+ / 0-)

    you can often reduce your taxable income by moving your business deductions around. While I agree that 62K after expenses is still not "a ton" of money, if they are young, their insurance premiums wouldn't be all that much (compared to age 50+ at any rate). And if they have children, the level goes higher.

    Of course, single payer works better. But seriously, where would they get insurance on the current system, unless they have zero preexisting conditions? (VERY rare for age 50+)

    And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

    by Pale Jenova on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 05:26:23 PM PST

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    •  Not so rare (0+ / 0-)

      29% of people 60-64 were refused insurance when they applied for it, according to a study reported in a Kaiser report. That means 71% were not denied.

      •  Strikes me as odd (0+ / 0-)

        As underwriting departments strive to weed out sick people. (Or at least, rate them up.) Then again, a lot of sick people would not bother to apply, knowing that they would be rejected.

        And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

        by Pale Jenova on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 07:05:07 AM PST

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        •  Old people are healthier than you think nt (0+ / 0-)
          •  Healthy, yes (0+ / 0-)

            But zero pre-existing conditions? On what planet?

            And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

            by Pale Jenova on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 06:37:08 PM PST

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