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  •  He could have been purchasing (4+ / 0-)

    individual insurance all along.  Someone should ask why he wasn't.....I'd bet it was the cost.

    Listening to the NRA on school safety is like listening to the tobacco companies on cigarette safety. (h/t nightsweat)

    by PsychoSavannah on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 11:07:16 AM PDT

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    •  Apparently so. (2+ / 0-)
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      PsychoSavannah, DaddyO

      There's no way a Silver plan from any insurer cost only $25/month without a federal subsidy.

      "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

      by SueDe on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 11:39:39 AM PDT

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    •  And it's very possible (5+ / 0-)

      he had some pre-existing conditions. Like the heart valve problem.

      Not to mention that if he does tree work, he's at high risk for serious injuries. That's pretty dangerous work, even if you're careful.

      AND, to top it off, he would be on the individual market.

      My bet is even if he wanted insurance, it would have 1) cost the earth and 2) been hard as hell to even find in the first place.

      •  Yep (2+ / 0-)
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        PsychoSavannah, PrahaPartizan

        I'm in a better demographic than this guy (younger and not in a dangerous line of work), but individual insurance was ruinously expensive and didn't cover much anyway.  That's for the companies that would sell me insurance at all.

        "And the President of the United States - would be seated right here. I would be here. And he would be here. I would turn - and there he’d be. I could pet ‘im." - Lewis Black

        by libdevil on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 12:49:26 PM PDT

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