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    Re: Have you or a family member benefited from the Affordable Care Act?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    On the way home I had a far out experience. I had to stop and pick up some birth control pills. Because of an error, they had not put it on the insurance, so originally they were going to charge me about $125. However, when they realized they needed to put it on my insurance, IT TURNED OUT THE PILLS WERE FREE AND I DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING!!!! MAN WAS I HAPPY!!! The pharmacist informed me that the pills were free because of the Affordable Care Act.
    The pharmacist lied to you. You didn't pay at the point of purchase because of the ACA. You paid through your premiums instead.

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    Re: Have you or a family member benefited from the Affordable Care Act?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    The pharmacist lied to you. You didn't pay at the point of purchase because of the ACA. You paid through your premiums instead.

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    Re: Have you or a family member benefited from the Affordable Care Act?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Okay. Who do you think paid for it?

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    Re: Have you or a family member benefited from the Affordable Care Act?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Okay. Who do you think paid for it?
    Healthcare fairies.
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    Re: Have you or a family member benefited from the Affordable Care Act?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Okay. Who do you think paid for it?
    That was not the point. It is your reaction.

    Actually I should not do things like that tho.

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    Re: Have you or a family member benefited from the Affordable Care Act?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That was not the point. It is your reaction.

    Actually I should not do things like that tho.
    my reaction is only that not-paying-at-the-point-of-purchase is not the same as not paying for something. If insurance is forced to cover 100% of an item, all that means is that 100% of the costs of that item with increased demand (since it is now "free", after all, right?) is rolled into premiums.


    It's like putting something on layaway, paying installments for it for months, and then dancing at the end as though you got it for free. No. You just prepaid for it.

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    Re: Have you or a family member benefited from the Affordable Care Act?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    my reaction is only that not-paying-at-the-point-of-purchase is not the same as not paying for something. If insurance is forced to cover 100% of an item, all that means is that 100% of the costs of that item with increased demand (since it is now "free", after all, right?) is rolled into premiums.


    It's like putting something on layaway, paying installments for it for months, and then dancing at the end as though you got it for free. No. You just prepaid for it.
    I'm sorry. Like I said, I really should not have responded like that. Then I wonder why it happens that I get the bad karma for offending people that I don't mean to. I need to constantly check myself.

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    Re: Have you or a family member benefited from the Affordable Care Act?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Well, I'm a little confused lol.

    The way I had it organized in my head was the open enrollment where you get minimum essential coverage..."obamacare"...

    While all employer-based healthcare was regulated by the affordable care act too, but have their own different policies that at least meet the essential coverage guidelines.
    There is no difference. They are regulated identically. Your employer can chose any level of coverage that they chose to provide you with. If you don't have an employer provided policy, you can still purchase any level of coverage that you chose to. You can purchase a high deductible policy, or you can purchase a low deductible low copay policy, or anything in between. It's your or your employers choice.

    When I purchased my policy from the federal exchange, I had about two dozen different options, and I selected the one that fit my needs best (high deductible, HSA compliant policy). But I could have purchased an identical policy off the exchange. It's the same, either way.
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    Re: Have you or a family member benefited from the Affordable Care Act?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No, it's made my personal situation considerably worse.
    How so?
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: Have you or a family member benefited from the Affordable Care Act?

    Yes
    I have personally benefited from additional coverage and so will my daughter who is about to go to college
    Ill never have to worry about an insurance company trying to screw me over on "pre-excisting" conditions over my asthma
    I have nieces and nephews that are college age that have all benefited
    I have family that has benefited from the improved coverage
    and it also benefited my mother mix of coverage

    I know many other that have also benigited
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