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Old 09-24-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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CNN released a map of uninsured percentages by state. How did your state do? Congrats to MA for keeping so many insured.

State by state: Who’s got health insurance and who doesn’t - CNNMoney.com

Massachusetts boasts lowest rate of uninsured in 2008 - Sep. 21, 2009
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Well yeah, MA should have the highest rate of insured. They made it a law you have to have health insurance in Mass.

Yes, we have insurance for the family: Health, Dental, and Vision.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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They made it a law you have to have health insurance in Mass.
Seems like an excellent law.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Seems like an excellent law.
Unless you are just barely getting by, but still make over what Medicaid will accept. Then it is yet another mandated expense that takes more from the personal bottom line. And a very expensive mandate at that. Health insurance prices are hellish if you have to pick up a policy yourself.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm insured all through work. Health, dental, vision, life, etc
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Since I'm a teacher in NYC, I get all healthcare for free, even if I were to cover a family. I consider myself lucky/grateful compared to the economy today.

No surprise Texas has the least insured.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I have BCBS with a $1k deductible. That does me a whole lot of good!

It's still cheaper for me to fly down to San Diego, then cross over to Tijuana and have my work done down there. An orthopedist only charges me $30 a visit and he's done wonders for me. And while there, I have dental work and whatever else I need done.

I only have the insurance in case something catastrophic happens. All else, I'll have it done in Mexico.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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What's wrong with Massachusetts Healthcare -

What's wrong with Massachusetts? - The state that paved the way for universal healthcare has hit some bumps in the road - Modern Medicine
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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I dont see anything wrong and the numbers show that, MA is the state with the least uninsured people. While your state of TN has over 13% of its residents uninsured. I wish the whole country could imitate MA.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: NJ
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personally, no. through my husband, yes.
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