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    It's all you have to defend this atrocity of a law on 'health insurance'.

    I have spent so much money out of my own pocket, and continue to do so, because of this law, the extreme length of time in years(2009-2013 and counting) insurance company has been jacking up every single payment to them, all in anticipation of this law.

    I am stuck with my wife's public education plan. It is EXPENSIVE. The deductibles are outrageous. The co-pays are on EVERYTHING EXCEPT doctor's visits--everything. I'm still paying off a thousand dollar out-of-pocket visit to the ER on Christmas Eve TWO YEARS AGO.

    I HATE HEALTH 'INSURANCE', and nobody's going to change my mind. It is a RIPOFF. It is NOT INSURANCE, but a game to see how much money I have lying around and TAKE IT. And this only makes it worse for me and those like me--who are, by way of their employment situation, NOT FREE TO SHOP AROUND for something cheaper.

    Did you all forget about us in your rush to cheer, to defend, to NOT join in the idiot's delights of mindless Obama attacks? Because this is not a mindless Obama attack, but a LEGITIMATE one.

    "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

    by DaddyO on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:07:27 AM PST

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    •  I shudder to think (3+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell, Mr MadAsHell, Brainwrap

      What increases you would have incurred WITHOUT ACA! Before ACA, employers were dropping their insurance plans because of double-digit increases every year. Now, insurers have to spend 80 percent of premiums on patient care, and the excess gets refunded.

      The bugaboo with ACA is that to get Big Pharma and Hospitals on board, very little was done to control costs. If there is any fixes that need to be done to the ACA, cost controls need to be at the top of the list.

    •  My wife and did not use the exchange in Oregon (1+ / 0-)
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      because we don't qualify for a subsidy. But we will save $600 a year on our new silver plan. We have more coverage. Better co-pays and if we use it we can't be dropped or have our payments jacked.

      The ACA is a good start and hopefully we are heading for national single payer.

      Medicare for All, y'all!

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