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  •  At least two more aspects to the stimulus (5+ / 0-)

    than just the direct spending on health care.

    First, many people are paying less for insurance.  Yes, I know that some are paying more, but the people who are paying less are those who are making less, and so this savings is more likely to enter the economy in spending and stimulus.

    Second, people are more relaxed about their health.  They know they have insurance, and are no longer worried about spending instead of saving for a catastrophically rainy day.

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    by chloris creator on Fri May 02, 2014 at 06:56:40 AM PDT

    •  Not only are people paying less for insurance, (2+ / 0-)
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      they're paying less for the cost of care itself. I've seen plenty of stories, especially on twitter, from people who have to get monthly supplies of needed medications. They're saving literally hundreds of dollars per month on  copays. That's a heckuva lot of extra money in people's pockets!

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      by jan4insight on Fri May 02, 2014 at 08:46:04 AM PDT

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