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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

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    Democratic Congressman: 'Not Fair' To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else - Forbes

    john larson, CT, is #4 in house leadership, chair of the caucus

    "it's simply not fair," he complains

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    april 24: Lawmakers, aides seek Obamacare exemption - POLITICO.com
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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I don't know how much money you have laying around, but many more people in this country live week, to week, and don't have that kind of money. So, I would say nice of you to be so flip with others circumstances....
    Well i am simply not a socialist who wants to see the government cover the insurance deductible for every single person. A 2k deductible isn't bad at all compared to a 50k medical bill. But I guess if you want more socialism, then you think even a 2k deductible is too high. Why not just go single payer?

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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I don't know how much money you have laying around, but many more people in this country live week, to week, and don't have that kind of money. So, I would say nice of you to be so flip with others circumstances....
    People are living so tight now that I think most of them are not thinking about 40 years down the line. There is no such thing as savings anymore. I know a lot of people who haven't received a raise in 3 years. They were living hand to mouth then...what is going to change for them now.

    I agree, people do not have money laying around.
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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Well i am simply not a socialist who wants to see the government cover the insurance deductible for every single person. A 2k deductible isn't bad at all compared to a 50k medical bill. But I guess if you want more socialism, then you think even a 2k deductible is too high. Why not just go single payer?
    Or remove government healthcare all together?
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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Or remove government healthcare all together?
    Well there has to be some safety net. The Afoordable Care Act strikes a fairly decent compromise. Certainly the deductible being too high is not an argument against it.

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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    People are living so tight now that I think most of them are not thinking about 40 years down the line. There is no such thing as savings anymore. I know a lot of people who haven't received a raise in 3 years. They were living hand to mouth then...what is going to change for them now.

    I agree, people do not have money laying around.
    So they will go into debt. 2k medical debt is better than 50k medical debt.

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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    So they will go into debt. 2k medical debt is better than 50k medical debt.
    Yes, 2 < 50. Agreed. That is 48 k more debt for the government.
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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    A two thousand door deductible is nothing compared to how high medical bills can get in catastrophic circumstances.
    $2,000 seems pretty cheap if it saves your life. I do believe I'd pay more than that if it was the differance between looking down at the grass or looking up at it!
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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Well i am simply not a socialist who wants to see the government cover the insurance deductible for every single person. A 2k deductible isn't bad at all compared to a 50k medical bill. But I guess if you want more socialism, then you think even a 2k deductible is too high. Why not just go single payer?

    No, if you don't have it, then you don't have it. The deductible could be $25 and if you don't have it, it's too high. Look, we both know full well that this sham of a law is not going to last as written anyway, and never was intended to....The intent of it was always a pathway to Universal Health Care, using a Cloward/Piven model of destroying the system through overload. Are there problems with our system as it existed? Of course. Was this law intended to fix them? NO.
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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Well there has to be some safety net. The Afoordable Care Act strikes a fairly decent compromise. Certainly the deductible being too high is not an argument against it.
    Compromise? Where was that in any of this?
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