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    Re: Nelson says he'll support healthcare bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Corruption is alive and well in the Democrat controlled Congress...Despite promises to the contrary.
    And the republicans are our saviors and there is no history of curruption in the republican part.

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    Re: Nelson says he'll support healthcare bill

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Not enough.
    Yes, not enough. One of the first HMOs I had was great, but soon it became as difficult and restrictive as most insurances, and many got a bad name, rightfully so.

    As for tort reform, I believe most states have already done this, and the results have been less than stellar, which at a minimum raises the question as to whether they really do much at all.

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    Re: Nelson says he'll support healthcare bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    That is both not true, and it does not address American's request.
    Denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions is not true? Tell that to a friend of mine that is facing that right now. Paid his premiums on time for years. But he made the mistake of having a heart attack. That's bad for the bottom line of his insurance company so they are crying pre-existing condition. Not uncommon at all.

    And as far as insurance companies terminating coverage when bills get too high that's not uncommon either.

    Something tells me you've never had any experience with health care costs. Maybe under 30 and still living with Mom an Dad?
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    Re: Nelson says he'll support healthcare bill

    Let's remember that most people not covered by the government are covered by their employers. So your company, not insurance companies decide who gets coverage and if their is a lifetime dollar limit.

    Also while this bill says that you can buy insurance, it does not say at what cost, will it be affordable. My sense is that you will find that once again the middle class worker gets screwed.

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    Re: Nelson says he'll support healthcare bill

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Let's remember that most people not covered by the government are covered by their employers. So your company, not insurance companies decide who gets coverage and if their is a lifetime dollar limit.

    Also while this bill says that you can buy insurance, it does not say at what cost, will it be affordable. My sense is that you will find that once again the middle class worker gets screwed.
    And it is a burden on business, which is why so many are dropping it. It may not be the best way to provide insurance.

    And as I said earlier, it would have been far more affordable with a public option. This is still something we will have to address later on.

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    Re: Nelson says he'll support healthcare bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And it is a burden on business, which is why so many are dropping it. It may not be the best way to provide insurance.

    And as I said earlier, it would have been far more affordable with a public option. This is still something we will have to address later on.
    Agreed. It's one of the highest expenses there are for businesses. Removing that expense would cause expansion of businesses like you'd wouldn't believe. Something the republicans totally miss.

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    Re: Nelson says he'll support healthcare bill

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Agreed. It's one of the highest expenses there are for businesses. Removing that expense would cause expansion of businesses like you'd wouldn't believe. Something the republicans totally miss.
    I agree. And I'm not sure why. I would be interested to hear an explanation.

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    Re: Nelson says he'll support healthcare bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I agree. And I'm not sure why. I would be interested to hear an explanation.
    Because they think anything but the status quo is socialism?

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    Re: Nelson says he'll support healthcare bill

    I am speaking of large companies that are not dropping insurance for their employees. People keep talking about a public option for competition. States regulate and establish what insurance companies can charge.

    Look at the legislation out there now, with all the special interest waste. Imagine if the whole health care system was run by these people. Costs would skyrocket.

    Everyone says there is tremendous waste in Medicare, do you think a public option would not have the same problem.

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    Re: Nelson says he'll support healthcare bill

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I am speaking of large companies that are not dropping insurance for their employees. People keep talking about a public option for competition. States regulate and establish what insurance companies can charge.

    Look at the legislation out there now, with all the special interest waste. Imagine if the whole health care system was run by these people. Costs would skyrocket.

    Everyone says there is tremendous waste in Medicare, do you think a public option would not have the same problem.
    A public option is irrelavent. It's out of the running.

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