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  •  6606-5892 =714/yr < $60/mo (1+ / 0-)
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    CMYK

    A person on a 16K plan isn;t paying $300/mo - The $715 is < $60/mo but that still makes health care unaffordable for someone at $16K.  The leve for Medicaid eligibility for a single person is in the 14K range and the probelsm start above that level.  I don't see how a person at that income level can pay anything.

    •  Never said $300 per month... (1+ / 0-)
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      CMYK

      Must have been someone else. I said 900/year instead of 715/year--a memory glitch--I've been playing with the calculator for days and running people's numbers over the phone. Still, the concept applies, and that we both seem to agree.

      $715/year could pay for yearly check-up+CSA membership+other preventative care, or a whole month's rent and utilities....

      When you're that poor, $715 is a LOT of money.

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