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View Poll Results: Would you rather pay $5000 more in private premiums than $2000 more in health care taxes?
Yes, paying more to the insurance companies ensure that I am free 27 29.67%
No, paying less into a Medicare-style system is the sensible thing to do 64 70.33%
Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-15-2019, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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But we do have waiting lists, in many instances longer than public health care systems.
Keep hearing about these waiting lists, but I've never had to wait for treatment.

My current health care plan is excellent and is provided by my employer as a fringe benefit.

The annual out-of-pocket is under $2k and I pay nothing for premiums.

Medicare (I assume that's what you're talking about) requires the patient to pay 20% of everything that's covered and 100% of everything that isn't.

Any way you slice it, Medicare is sub-par insurance that I don't need and don't want.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:02 AM
 
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Keep hearing about these waiting lists, but I've never had to wait for treatment.

My current health care plan is excellent and is provided by my employer as a fringe benefit.

The annual out-of-pocket is under $2k and I pay nothing for premiums.

Medicare (I assume that's what you're talking about) requires the patient to pay 20% of everything that's covered and 100% of everything that isn't.

Any way you slice it, Medicare is sub-par insurance that I don't need and don't want.
Lucky you . well, at least you're one of the lucky ones until you lose that job.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Lucky you . well, at least you're one of the lucky ones until you lose that job.
Then I'll go out and get a better one.

This isn't the stagnant, slow-growth economy of the Obama years.
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