Page 100 of 114 FirstFirst ... 50909899100101102110 ... LastLast
Results 991 to 1,000 of 1136

Thread: Health Care Bill has passed

  1. #991
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,673

    Re: Health Care Bill has passed

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Idiots are all opposed to this bill.

    See, I can do it too. The difference is I recognize how stupid that comment is, while you actually believe your stupid comment.
    It really wasn't that stupid. I find most people, and their reasons for opposing health care reform, to be, well, idiots. Not just about health care, but just about anything, really.

    Not that there's anything wrong with idiots. My wife's an idiot. Look who she married!

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  2. #992
    Mod Apologist

    missypea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,152

    Re: Health Care Bill has passed

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    If an uninsured motorist hit's your car, your insurance covers it and your rates go up. If an uninsured person has to go to the hospital, we have to treat them anyways, and our rates go up.

    Not much different actually.

    But I agree, I wish it could be left up to the states. But something had to be done. And it was. Not enough, but the longest journey begins with the first step.

    You took the words out of my mouth, Captain. This really is just the first step in the right direction.

    .....long time comin' but I'm so glad it's arrived!!


    YAY!!! September 23rd I can put my uninsured son back on my medical coverage YIPPIE!!!!



    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

  3. #993
    Sage
    Harry Guerrilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Not affiliated with other libertarians.
    Last Seen
    09-01-17 @ 02:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,955

    Re: Health Care Bill has passed

    Ok, so I was wrong about a few things, not completely but somewhat wrong.
    Here is what starts soon.
    • Help for adults with pre-existing conditions. Within 90 days, the federal government will set up a temporary national high-risk insurance pool for people who can't get individual coverage because of pre-existing conditions and have been uninsured for at least six months. The premiums will be subsidized but only to bring the premiums costs down to 125% of the cost of coverage for a healthy person. The maximum annual out-of-pocket costs will still be substantial: $5,950 for individuals and $11,900 for a family. The pool will dissolve once "full reform" begins in 2014, at which point insurers will no longer be able to turn anyone down because of pre-existing conditions.
    • Help for children with preexisting conditions. Help comes sooner for kids. Beginning in 2010, insurance plans will no longer be able to deny coverage for children with pre-existing conditions.
    • A crackdown on excessive premium hikes. News of double-digit premium increases in many states have drawn attention to the fact that state regulators often don't have much authority over health insurer premiums. The White House proposes to immediately create a new national Health Insurance Rate Authority that would review premiums and, if they turned out to be unreasonable, have the power to lower them or even force health plans to pay back overcharges to consumers.
    • Help for small businesses. Starting immediately, small businesses can get a tax credit of up to 35% for their share of their employees' health premiums as long as they contribute at least half of the cost. Businesses with 25 or fewer employees, and average annual wages of less than $50,000, are eligible for the credits.


    What you'll get from reform right away
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
    —Adam Shepard

  4. #994
    Voluntary Resignation

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    11-30-10 @ 05:20 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    7,059

    Re: Health Care Bill has passed

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    It really wasn't that stupid. I find most people, and their reasons for opposing health care reform, to be, well, idiots. Not just about health care, but just about anything, really.

    Not that there's anything wrong with idiots. My wife's an idiot. Look who she married!
    Well there you go. Everyone who opposed it is an idiot. Brilliant.

    Yep, the thread has hit bottom. Later, folks!

  5. #995
    Sage
    Harry Guerrilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Not affiliated with other libertarians.
    Last Seen
    09-01-17 @ 02:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,955

    Re: Health Care Bill has passed

    Also, if you want to see what the state insurance exchanges look like.
    It's the Massachusetts system.
    Here is the link, I'm using the zip code that consumer reports gave me.
    (Boston code- 02210)
    I have to say though even the low end policies are pricey.

    https://www.mahealthconnector.org/po...iShown=default
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
    —Adam Shepard

  6. #996
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:43 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,351
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Health Care Bill has passed

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    You took the words out of my mouth, Captain. This really is just the first step in the right direction.

    .....long time comin' but I'm so glad it's arrived!!


    YAY!!! September 23rd I can put my uninsured son back on my medical coverage YIPPIE!!!!

    MISSY!

    How you doing hun?

    And of course, you are right and add some needed perspective. In amongst all the doom and gloom, some real, good people are going to gain from this.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  7. #997
    Mod Apologist

    missypea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,152

    Re: Health Care Bill has passed

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Ok, so I was wrong about a few things, not completely but somewhat wrong.
    Here is what starts soon.
    • Help for adults with pre-existing conditions. Within 90 days, the federal government will set up a temporary national high-risk insurance pool for people who can't get individual coverage because of pre-existing conditions and have been uninsured for at least six months. The premiums will be subsidized but only to bring the premiums costs down to 125% of the cost of coverage for a healthy person. The maximum annual out-of-pocket costs will still be substantial: $5,950 for individuals and $11,900 for a family. The pool will dissolve once "full reform" begins in 2014, at which point insurers will no longer be able to turn anyone down because of pre-existing conditions.
    • Help for children with preexisting conditions. Help comes sooner for kids. Beginning in 2010, insurance plans will no longer be able to deny coverage for children with pre-existing conditions.
    • A crackdown on excessive premium hikes. News of double-digit premium increases in many states have drawn attention to the fact that state regulators often don't have much authority over health insurer premiums. The White House proposes to immediately create a new national Health Insurance Rate Authority that would review premiums and, if they turned out to be unreasonable, have the power to lower them or even force health plans to pay back overcharges to consumers.
    • Help for small businesses. Starting immediately, small businesses can get a tax credit of up to 35% for their share of their employees' health premiums as long as they contribute at least half of the cost. Businesses with 25 or fewer employees, and average annual wages of less than $50,000, are eligible for the credits.


    What you'll get from reform right away

    This important piece from your link hit home for me:

    Help for young adults. Young adults will be able to stay on their parents' individual or group policies until their 26th birthdays starting six months after reform becomes law. That's a major benefit for a population with a much higher-than-average uninsurance rate; today nearly 30 percent of adults aged 19 to 29 are uninsured, compared to about 17 percent for the under-65 adult population as a whole.

    Thanks for the link!


    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

  8. #998
    Sage
    Harry Guerrilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Not affiliated with other libertarians.
    Last Seen
    09-01-17 @ 02:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,955

    Re: Health Care Bill has passed

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    This important piece from your link hit home for me:

    Help for young adults. Young adults will be able to stay on their parents' individual or group policies until their 26th birthdays starting six months after reform becomes law. That's a major benefit for a population with a much higher-than-average uninsurance rate; today nearly 30 percent of adults aged 19 to 29 are uninsured, compared to about 17 percent for the under-65 adult population as a whole.

    Thanks for the link!
    There is more to it but it's less interesting than what I posted.
    I'm trying to be fair and accurate.

    I hope your son gets better.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
    —Adam Shepard

  9. #999
    Mod Apologist

    missypea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,152

    Re: Health Care Bill has passed

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    MISSY!

    How you doing hun?

    And of course, you are right and add some needed perspective. In amongst all the doom and gloom, some real, good people are going to gain from this.

    I'm doing great. I really needed something wonderful to happen and having Obama sign this today was it.

    I'm just so happy. I keep thinking about all those accounts (children) that are sitting in the system at work with denials for pre-existing conditions. OMG! No more denials. No more appeals. No more waiting.

    It's definitely a time to rejoice.




    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

  10. #1000
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    10-26-10 @ 06:34 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    24,978

    Re: Health Care Bill has passed

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I'm doing great. I really needed something wonderful to happen and having Obama sign this today was it.

    I'm just so happy. I keep thinking about all those accounts (children) that are sitting in the system at work with denials for pre-existing conditions. OMG! No more denials. No more appeals. No more waiting.

    It's definitely a time to rejoice.


    It's a good day, ain't it?
    My family and I are so pleased. For everyone.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •