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Old 01-02-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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Aren't minimum-wage people (or low-income in general) covered by their state's health plan? I have MinnesotaCare, which cost $4 / month last year.
I looked up Minnesota Care, and we do not have anything like that in Nevada. It is a shame because I make way under the income limits and would qualify for it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I looked up Minnesota Care, and we do not have anything like that in Nevada. It is a shame because I make way under the income limits and would qualify for it.
Now you understand the difference between a blue state and a red.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Here
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I looked up Minnesota Care, and we do not have anything like that in Nevada. It is a shame because I make way under the income limits and would qualify for it.
Perhaps cutting back on the booze might help your situation. I'm not judging, I'm just saying.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Northern Wi
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Every State's program is named different. Wisconsin's is called BadgerCare.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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Now you understand the difference between a blue state and a red.
Trust me, I would move there if I could. However, I can not take cold weather so there is no way I would make it in Minnesota.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Every State's program is named different. Wisconsin's is called BadgerCare.
Yes, another blue state. What does Alabama call theirs?
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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I live in NJ and we definitely do not have this
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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More reason to raise the minimum wage. There's no reason why Wal-Mart jobs can't be good-paying jobs.

I think that solution actually hurts the people it is intended to help. Suppose minimum wages were doubled. What would happen to the price of a McDonalds hamburger? How about items at Wal Mart? Yup they would rise. Who shops at these places? Many people but a lot of minimum wage folks. Not to mention the fact that many minimum wage jobs would vanish.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Yes, another blue state. What does Alabama call theirs?
What does your state call theirs? Comradhealthcare?
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Aren't minimum-wage people (or low-income in general) covered by their state's health plan? I have MinnesotaCare, which cost $4 / month last year.

Also, don't hospitals usually cover operations for those making under a certain set amount? I had brain surgery at Fairview and they are probably going to pay 100% of the bill because we make less than $60,000 a year. This is a question, not a statement.
Wow look at Minnesota's deficit $4.6 billion!

Deficits: $426 million now, $4.8 billion soon and $4.6 billion later Minnesota Budget Bites
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