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  •  Please don't confuse (0+ / 0-)

    the senate's Health Insurance Subsidy bill with Health Care Reform. Currently, there is no Health Care Reform bill being considered by either house of Congress.

    "Problems cannot be solved by the level of awareness that created them", Albert Einstein

    by Bubbatoby on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 02:38:56 PM PST

    •  Please don't confuse... (0+ / 0-)

      the reality of a lot of good in the bill with your negative ranting...

      Obama - Change I still believe in

      by dvogel001 on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 02:53:29 PM PST

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      •  Forcing people to buy (0+ / 0-)

        health insurance is good?

        "Problems cannot be solved by the level of awareness that created them", Albert Einstein

        by Bubbatoby on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 04:55:35 PM PST

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        •  It is necessary for pre-existing conditions... (0+ / 0-)

          exclusion and no medical underwriting...

          Now I would be fine with no forced purchase of insurance under the following conditions:

          1. After an initial 6 month grace period, there would be a waiting period equal to 1 month for every month that you are without insurance up to a maximum of 5 years.
          1. When you do eventually purchase insurance, there would be a non-insurance tax equal to 1% for every month you are without insurance up to a maximum of 60% surtax to fund uncompensated care
          1. Anyone who has health insurance would be able to have healthcare bills discharged in bankruptcy, but no healthcare bills would be discharged from bankruptcy if you voluntarily went without insurance
          1. You sign a release acknowledging that you are responsible for all payment of services for medical care in advance unless it is a life/death situation.  Then you will pay when you are being discharged from the hospital.

          So actually it is the cost of eliminating pre-existing conditions...

          Obama - Change I still believe in

          by dvogel001 on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 06:40:33 PM PST

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