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Thread: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    My thoughts are this is not a matter for law. At all.

    If companies want to sell insurance plans to people that cover one's children long, long after they reach adulthood, they should do so. If not, they should not have to.


    In one sense, it's easy money; these are the folks that don't have a lot of health problems generally.

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    If companies want to sell insurance plans to people that cover one's children long, long after they reach adulthood, they should do so. If not, they should not have to.
    Why are corporations so much more important to libertarians than people? Fundamentally that's what I don't get about libertarianism. The "freedom" of a corporation is meaningless. Corporations aren't people. They don't have emotions. Why not prioritize people's interests more highly than the interests of corporations?
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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Yeah, because people don't own companies and set policy. Only space aliens and AI do.

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Yeah, because people don't own companies and set policy. Only space aliens and AI do.
    So it's just about the profits of investors? Why are the profits of investors more important to you than other interests such as the economic situation of non-investors and whatnot? Besides, are you so sure that the profits of investors are best maximized by letting corporations do whatever they want?
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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    So it's just about the profits of investors?
    No, it's about the freedom of all people, including those running companies. The state has no right and no lawful authority to compel an insurer to sell you a policy. It's deplorable. It's tyrannical.

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    i think past 21, children should be allowed to stay on their parent's insurance, but for a fee. Say, $100 per child.

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    My thoughts are this is not a matter for law. At all.

    If companies want to sell insurance plans to people that cover one's children long, long after they reach adulthood, they should do so. If not, they should not have to.

    nt

    In one sense, it's easy money; these are the folks that don't have a lot of health problems generally.


    Heh now that you mention it your right...its a windfall for the insurance companies...they get to recieve premiums they wouldnt have and for a group of people that use the least amount of health insurance.....good point

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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    (Note: THIS IS NOT A QUESTION ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THIS IS A QUESTION ABOUT ONE SPECIFIC COMPONENT.)

    One of the many policies created by the Affordable Care Act was the ability of parents to enroll their children on their health insurance plan up to the age of 26.

    NOT including your position on the ACA as a whole, do you support this SPECIFIC policy or not? I.e., were health care reform completely scrapped, and this one proposal came as a stand-alone bill, would you support it or not?
    Sure, I support it. Why not?
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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    No, it's about the freedom of all people, including those running companies. The state has no right and no lawful authority to compel an insurer to sell you a policy. It's deplorable. It's tyrannical.
    So when you weigh the freedom of say a million people between 18 and 26 who lack the freedom to go to the doctor against the "freedom" to make more profits for some investors, why does the "freedom" to make more profits outweigh?

    I mean, I know the slogan- maximizing profits you call a "right" and you don't call health care a "right". But, that's just another way of stating your conclusion that investor profits are inherently more important than people getting health care. What I'm trying to get at is WHY you think that is so?
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    Re: Policies of the ACA: Young Adults on their Parents' Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    In theory that sounds nice, but in reality the bargaining positions between individuals and health insurance companies are so unequal that what that really means is just "let the insurance companies decide".
    To where it exists (and it does), that is due to government restrictions which are unnecessary, and government tax structures which are actively harmful. Equalize the treatment of employer v individually purchased health insurance and break the power of the states to tilt the market to favored companies and watch a market develop. We'll have geckos with british accents begging us not to go to Flo's website to see all the options the competition has.

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