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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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