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    Re: 60 doctor-owned hospitals canceled due to new health law

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Right. So people should stop going around saying numbers like "35-40 million."

    We don't know how many (though there are plenty of estimates out there) but we do know that not everyone who doesn't have health insurance today lacks it because they can't afford to pay any of the premiums.
    You're right... could be 60 million. After all, the average income in the U.S. in 2007 was a bit over $50,000. That means most of the country could qualify for insurance subsidies.

    You are also right that many who don't have insurance are able to pay for it. Under the health care reform bill though, they will get federal subsidies whether then actually need them or not. A family of four making $88,000. should be able to afford their own insurance premiums.

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    Re: 60 doctor-owned hospitals canceled due to new health law

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    You are also right that many who don't have insurance are able to pay for it. Under the health care reform bill though, they will get federal subsidies whether then actually need them or not. A family of four making $88,000. should be able to afford their own insurance premiums.
    See, that's the kind of blanket statement that is your downfall, and it's why the law is more complicated that this. Insurance costs vary greatly from state to state and family to family.

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    Re: 60 doctor-owned hospitals canceled due to new health law

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    See, that's the kind of blanket statement that is your downfall, and it's why the law is more complicated that this. Insurance costs vary greatly from state to state and family to family.
    I managed to raise a family of four, with health insurance, on a lot less than that.

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    Re: 60 doctor-owned hospitals canceled due to new health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I managed to raise a family of four, with health insurance, on a lot less than that.
    Wow! Your'e the center of the universe! Everyone is exactly like you! All insurance costs the same no matter where you live! Nobody has pre-existing conditions!

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    Re: 60 doctor-owned hospitals canceled due to new health law

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Wow! Your'e the center of the universe!
    You finally got it right.

    Now... are you happy to subsidize insurance for anyone making $88,000. a year???

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    Re: 60 doctor-owned hospitals canceled due to new health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    You finally got it right.
    I know from firsthand experience that's a load.

    Now... are you happy to subsidize insurance for anyone making $88,000. a year???
    What if I'm one of the people getting the subsidy?

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    Re: 60 doctor-owned hospitals canceled due to new health law

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post

    What if I'm one of the people getting the subsidy?
    Then you are a freeloader... of course most of the U.S. population is too, thanks to the left's policies.

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    Re: 60 doctor-owned hospitals canceled due to new health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Then you are a freeloader... of course most of the U.S. population is too, thanks to the left's policies.
    And you're a hero.

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    Re: 60 doctor-owned hospitals canceled due to new health law

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    And you're a hero.
    Thanks again... about time you saw the light.

    Some people pay the bills and others freeload.

    Now we know where each of us stands.

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    Re: 60 doctor-owned hospitals canceled due to new health law

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    Thanks again... about time you saw the light.

    Some people pay the bills and others freeload.

    Now we know where each of us stands.
    You should wear an American flag around town!

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