View Poll Results: Will you utilize the public healthcare option?

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    wow......why is opting, and paying for, a public option considered mooching? MOST of us pay taxes.
    I see no option wherein I can choose not to pay for a public option via my taxes. Ergo, people on a public option that I am being forced to pay for are mooching off me via the government.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    I voted maybe.

    At this point it's pretty impossible to determine what the specific benefits/costs will be of both the public option and the private insurance options in the future. The public option simply doesn't exist yet. The private insurance companies are likely to change their benefits and plans.

    How I pick insurance is I pick the best plan for my needs. Depending on person, that can be high deductible, low deductible, any doctor/only network doctors, price, and so on. It's entirely possible that the public option will be cheaper than the private option and both will provide a plan that will satisfy my needs. The opposite is also just as likely. And there's also the chance either the public policy will not or the private policy will not offer a plan that meets my needs. Perhaps the public option will be too minimalist and I'm willing to pay more for better insurance.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    I would be more than happy to go on public care. Unfortunately, with the way it is written now, I would not qualify.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I see no option wherein I can choose not to pay for a public option via my taxes. Ergo, people on a public option that I am being forced to pay for are mooching off me via the government.
    Umm. Didn't you just say that you are uninsured? So unless you are extremely wealthy, your health care will be assumed by tax payers should you experience a devastating illness or accident. Aren't you a potential "mooch"?

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    So did you deliberately use a red herring as a distraction or . . . .



    Simply false. If they WERE the same thing, he would have been able to answer the original question



    Still don't understand a red herring eh ?
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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Keep Peddling Fish, but plz, do it downwind.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    Umm. Didn't you just say that you are uninsured? So unless you are extremely wealthy, your health care will be assumed by tax payers should you experience a devastating illness or accident. Aren't you a potential "mooch"?
    LOL I'm not a "potential" anything of the sort. When I incur medical costs, I pay them off just like any other bill. I make monthly payments until the bill is paid. If I incur a major medical cost, I will do the same thing - negotiate a monthly payment plan. Just like I would with any other business that operates on credit.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    LOL I'm not a "potential" anything of the sort. When I incur medical costs, I pay them off just like any other bill. I make monthly payments until the bill is paid. If I incur a major medical cost, I will do the same thing - negotiate a monthly payment plan. Just like I would with any other business that operates on credit.
    There is big gap in your logic.

    Depending on your income, a bank may not feel that you can afford a half a million dollar loan.
    The hospital has no choice and will certainly make up the loss by charging more to others. And illness/accident usually entails loss of income.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    LOL I'm not a "potential" anything of the sort. When I incur medical costs, I pay them off just like any other bill. I make monthly payments until the bill is paid. If I incur a major medical cost, I will do the same thing - negotiate a monthly payment plan. Just like I would with any other business that operates on credit.
    Thank you

    A negotiation which assumes you are going to continue to be a viable proposition to continue funding your debt rather than taking your house. Lets hope your illness is merely a six week stay over followed by a swift return to work!


    Otherwise..uh oh.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    There is big gap in your logic.

    Depending on your income, a bank may not feel that you can afford a half a million dollar loan.
    The hospital has no choice and will certainly make up the loss by charging more to others. And illness/accident usually entails loss of income.
    The hospital most certainly does have a choice.

    You're assuming a loss because you're assuming that I wouldn't make good on my debt. You are assuming a lot and you are very much incorrect in your assumptions. I simply pay what I can monthly until I get it paid off. It's how I have always done it. Hospitals have, in my experience, been very willing to work out payment plans. I've never had an issue, neither have my family members. When my grandfather had to have a quadruple bypass, they made payment arrangements with the hospital. *shrug* It's the hospital's choice to do so. It was their choice to do the surgery and their choice to work out a payment plan. Worked out just fine for all involved. I don't know why you assume that just because some people ignore their debts that everyone will. Oddly enough, I find that it's the people who cry the most for a nationalized health care that are the ones most likely to ignore a debt.

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