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View Diary: Analysis of the Pelosi Health Care Reform Bill (78 comments)

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  •  Actuaries must make pretty good money (3+ / 0-)
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    mariva, Jbeaudill, SoCalSal

    if to prevent Americans from buying less protection than they actually need so they can save a few hundred bucks a month seems reasonable to you.  For many people, myself included, that's the difference between making it and not.  A few hundred a month is not a casual matter here; there are plenty of people who will be beggared by a few hundred a month of additional expense.  Right now, for Medicare I pay a little less than a hundred a month from my SS and, believe me, I could very much use that to help with the 20 percent I pay for medical bills.

    •  He is talking about high deduct insurance (0+ / 0-)

      I think Jim Bow is talking about high deductible insurance, where people are sold policies that are cheap up front but have huge deductibles. So they pay money upfront, but pay again, because their insurance doesn't kick in until they have paid $1000 of their own money and then only part of those costs of course.

      With the bill, we don't want people going for the cheapest option upfront only to get stung when they actually have some expenses.

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