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  •  Yeah. My car insurance was so cheap (1+ / 0-)
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    when I had a $30,000 deductible on my '97 Civic. This story is getting so f'ing old.

    Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

    by Anne Elk on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 04:27:54 PM PDT

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    •  Stop it (0+ / 0-)

      I live in Silicon Valley, where everything is expensive. I'm in my fifties. All my friends who have individual insurance are facing huge premium increases.  They had good insurance, not junk insurance, and now they have to pay a lot more.

      One of my friends is a big Obama supporter. She and I went to Nevada to knock on doors for Obama in the 2008 election. She is a solid Democrat who is not lying to me. Her husband survived cancer. For a while, they had HUGE insurance costs-- they managed to find insurance for him, but it cost a fortune, as you can imagine. Finally he was able to get a full body scan or something like that to prove that he was cancer free, so last year they were able to get reasonable insurance costs after going through huge underwriting hoops. This year, with Obamacare, their insurance costs are way up again. As I said, she's a big Obama supporter, but she is not happy to face 50% premium increases or something like that.

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