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  •  Most of the so-called (8+ / 0-)

    "esitmated 80 percent of group health insurance plans will be cancelled under the ACA" who are getting kicked off their current crap health insurance plans will now get better health insurance plans FOR LESS.

    Many of those people got those high deductible plans because of their low premiums. They also got them because that was all they could afford.  

    Anyone with two brain cells and an attention span that lasts longer than a fruit fly knows that aside from the 60 or so million Americans who were uninsured there was another equally large group of Americans who were UNDERINSURED by these crappy plans the ACA has deemed unfit.

    No Amount of "savings" will cover a major hospitalization. Most of these health insurance plans had caps that would bankrupt most policyholders in that situation. Maybe you don't have to sell your house, but you probably would have to take a second mortgage, if you could get one.

    Most of these people are on individual plans, and won't realize how little coverage they have until they are admitted to a hospital. Then the rest of us will have to pick up the slack.

    Health Insurance or rather QUALITY health insurance, was for roughly 1/3 of our population, simply unaffordable.  

    So millions of Americans will be booted off their crappy health insurance plans and will be forced to buy a plan from an exchange which will have better benefits and will cost less.

    The reason some people are seeing their current crappy health insurance rates go up is because those companies are losing business to Obamacare.

    Obamacare is offering better AND more affordable plans (once subsidies are factored in).

    http://thinkprogress.org/...

    "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." - Kurt Cobain

    by Jeff Y on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 09:18:30 PM PST

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    •  Never make FP. Too exquisite. (1+ / 0-)
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      Damn near, Vonnegut.

      We can discuss this and wonder what to do about that, but in the end, the ONLY thing that matters is voter turnout. Ya CAIN'T go to the dance if you AIN'T bought your ticket! Go team go.

      by franklyn on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 09:58:47 PM PST

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      •  As a matter of smack, I'm saving it so that I can (2+ / 0-)
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        explain ACA to the guru on the mountain or the village idiot.
        No kiddin'. Really great!

        We can discuss this and wonder what to do about that, but in the end, the ONLY thing that matters is voter turnout. Ya CAIN'T go to the dance if you AIN'T bought your ticket! Go team go.

        by franklyn on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 10:18:36 PM PST

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