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Offline sherob

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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2012, 03:34:58 pm »
News to me about the taxes but then I don't follow this stuff much.  Can you point me to where those taxes are discussed.  I'd like to learn more about it.

I was joking about new taxes... being possible now that this has been passed.
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2012, 03:35:47 pm »
Yeehaw.  Government run health insurance.  It can't be any worse than anything else they run. 
The only thing that is run well by the government is the military.
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2012, 03:39:21 pm »
.....Why pay $475 a month when you can pay ~$120 / mo. in no-insurance penalties ($1,400 per year for penalties using rounded numbers based on limited info I saw) and bank the difference until you NEED insurance......

That is the best idea I have heard yet.
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2012, 03:41:21 pm »
Renounce your citizenship.  You then become an illegal alien.  If you get sick you can go to the Emergency Room for free.

Might be an option, it is not the same country anymore. I don't feel like a citizen and it surely is not the greatest county anymore. A sad day.
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2012, 04:06:04 pm »
Serious question to the Vets here. How is this ongoing debacle going to affect VA care?
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2012, 04:09:44 pm »
Yeehaw.  Government run health insurance.  It can't be any worse than anything else they run. 
The only thing that is run well by the government is the military.
  Thankyou to those that are serving or have served.  I owe you my liberty.

Well, what's left of it anyway...
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2012, 04:15:43 pm »
I guess from that explanation, which is more speculative in nature, I need to do some research of my own to see what's around the corner.  I'll report back what I find.

Looking forward to it! BTW, stay away from the World Health Organization, they have been shown to be very biased...
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2012, 04:34:07 pm »
Might be an option, it is not the same country anymore. I don't feel like a citizen and it surely is not the greatest country anymore. A sad day.

A truly sad day.
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2012, 04:49:08 pm »
News to me about the taxes but then I don't follow this stuff much.  Can you point me to where those taxes are discussed.  I'd like to learn more about it.

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In a 5-4 ruling based on the power of Congress to impose taxes, the nation's highest court preserved the law's "individual mandate" requiring that most Americans obtain health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax. The justices also preserved, with some changes, a provision of the law expanding the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor.
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2012, 04:55:24 pm »
That's not the tax or whatever you call it he was talking about in his post, Steve. My comments were directed at that.  I'm fully aware of that fee/tax/whatever for not having health insurance.  Really no need worrying about that now.  It could be repealed by next year depending on how the Congress makes it through election year.

Are you contributing to a 401k or IRA?  New tax for that coming soon!  You have Dental Insurance?  You have Mental Health Insurance?  You have Accidental Life Insurance?  What about substance abuse insurance?
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2012, 06:13:57 pm »
Serious question to the Vets here. How is this ongoing debacle going to affect VA care?

Very interested in that myself Mr. Pink.

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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2012, 08:22:33 pm »
As with most things, you can have something cheap, you can have it fast, or you can have quality, but you only get to chose two of the three...

If socialized healthcare anywhere else is an example you can expect rationing, long wait times and a severe drop in quality... which is why most of the European countries are starting to swing toward free market healthcare.

As far as dropping your private insurance, you might want to wait until after November. If the GOP doesn't win, then I would go ahead and enlist in the govt option...

You better believe it.  This is not going to make things better.  I have yet to hear one positive comment from a healthcare professional.  They should know. 

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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2012, 08:26:14 pm »
The only thing that is run well by the government is the military.
  Thankyou to those that are serving or have served.  I owe you my liberty.

HA!  lets talk about cost over runs and contractors gouging the government,  or planes and boats that dont work.   Military aint even close to efficient and streamlined

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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2012, 12:48:13 pm »
I'm a health care professional-paramedic- as is my wife-RN/paramedic, and my comment is this. If you think health care was expensive before, wait until its free. If Gov't healthcare is so good in all the other countries, why do they all come here to live and to get medical care.
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Re: Should I stop my Health Insurance
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2012, 08:43:27 pm »
You won't see your taxes go up if you make under 200k...I thought this was supposed to be free?
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