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Old 01-03-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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Hello Everyone,

I'm wondering how our President's Health Care Plan will effect those adults who are uninsured in the area. My sister who works at a local market which does not offer health care has been denied Medicaid. The only way she can be covered is if she needs prenatal care. However her children has Medicaid. I think this is unfair since other states like NY for example parents and their children are eligible for Medicaid.

Hopefully, the Health Care bill really goes into effect, people like my Sister will have coverage!
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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when this goes into effect, it will not be free, your sister will have to pay out...

although, no matter if it is Charlotte or any other area people will largely be effected the same.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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when this goes into effect, it will not be free, your sister will have to pay out...

although, no matter if it is Charlotte or any other area people will largely be effected the same.

Nothing is free and I have no idea why some people claim that it is. You will have to pay higher taxes. Also, the taxes out of your pay check will be greater which equals a lower income (after taxes) for some people. Myself just don't think people who just don't want to work (Not the people who cannot) should be able to access this "obamacare".
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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Nothing is free and I have no idea why some people claim that it is. You will have to pay higher taxes. Also, the taxes out of your pay check will be greater which equals a lower income (after taxes) for some people. Myself just don't think people who just don't want to work (Not the people who cannot) should be able to access this "obamacare".


You are right, nothing in life is free.
And yes, there are those who do not want to work, but there are also those out there who can not find a job and are getting screwed any which way, but that is a topic in and of itself...

I have a sister who lives in Canada and they have socialized medicine there and it is not poor care as some are trying to lead us here to believe. She and some other family members there never could have afforded some of the health care needs they face here in the US. But, it isn't free, they do have to pay for it.

Is this healthcare the answer? Who knows, I sure don't... time will tell but it is high past time the average, everyday citizen in this country get a break !
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Agreed, only time will tell.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Sorry, no feeling sorry here. Your sister seems to be a healthy working adult, and should then be either buying her own insurance or using the other available alternatives. I'm OK with children being covered if their parents can't provide them with the proper care. That money needs to go to those who are too sick to work or who are disabled and can no longer work.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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Sorry, no feeling sorry here. Your sister seems to be a healthy working adult, and should then be either buying her own insurance or using the other available alternatives. I'm OK with children being covered if their parents can't provide them with the proper care. That money needs to go to those who are too sick to work or who are disabled and can no longer work.


Did I ask for you to feel sorry? I stated that my sister lives in Canada where they HAVE socialized medicine. My sister is disabled, due to her profession in healthcare.

Reading with comprehension is critical and part of what gets this country in such trouble today.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Robinson Church rd.
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I can see this thread is going to be a two sided issue with a few heated arguments. Maybe it will be best to lock this thread?

Politics, No matter how innocent a topic can be is still a very sensitive matter.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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Ive read where many emploers will find it cheaper to pay the penalty for not paying for employees' insurance than it will be to buy the insurance.

I certainly dont feel that government insurance is the right answer- I know people who live in Canada too, and Ive heard of people waiting for MONTHS to get a CT/MRI. Is that really the road we want to go down??

On the other hand, I've spent ALOT of time dealing with insurance companires over the last two months. Simply, they care very little about the people they serve, and greatly about the all mighty dollar. Your doctor's hands are tied, at the whim of the insurance companies. There is no reason someone should have to fight for hours over getting a necessary med/procedure done. Yet on a daily basis, we do battle with these companies begginhg, pleading, threatening- whatever it takes to get them to pry their wallets open.

Generally, I espouse the Capitalist model, and I feel that governmental intrusion in private industry is contrary to the very foundation of our society. However, in the case of insurance companies, it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to afford that industry the same courtesy. What Congress should have focused on is real, tangible insurance reform. Force the insurance companies to take care of people. Eliminate bonuses for preserving money at the cost of killing customers. Make insurance do what it was designed for.
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