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  •  "If you have the money" (0+ / 0-)

    Kind of a big qualifier there, don't you think?

    I'm not part of a redneck agenda - Green Day

    by eugene on Mon May 11, 2009 at 10:18:20 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, that is something. (2+ / 0-)
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      Aexia, Skeptical Bastard

      Because if you have a family with asthma or some other kind of pre-existing condition you don't get insurance at any price.   Say, you earn a decent living consulting, but you don't have health ins. and must buy it on the individual market.  If you have a pre-existing condition, no matter how well you are doing you can't get it!!  I heard it is $1400 a month in MA.  Crazy expensive.  But if you are where I am, you can't get that insurance AT ALL.

      Oh, and if you are unemployed, you get insurance in MA.  Again, not so here in GA.  

      My take is lessons learned about MA.  Controlling cost is a component that must be considered.  But don't act like it is a big nothing.  

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