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Old 09-24-2010, 08:44 AM
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Hey, I'm in college, no full time job, my part time job changed the requirements for health insurance, and when I graduate I probably wont even have a damn job thanks to the damn country full of irresponsible spenders. "Lets live beyond our means, the govt will make everything ok like they did last time"



so **** it. It's all I have right now and I really don't give two ****s who the hell is president since a President hasn't made a god damn impact since Kennedy or FDR!

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Old 09-24-2010, 08:51 AM
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"Keep young adults on a parent’s plan until age 26"


Why can't a 26 year old ADULT get their own insurance? I was out on my own by age 18, free and as far away from parents as possible. Christ, many of my friends had 5 year old children by that age. If 26 y/o's are that dependant, perhaps we should raise the drinking and voting age (for those who choose to stay at home) to age 27.
Because if you are in college you can't afford it. There was a time when my wife and I were without insurance. Sure there was Student Services but if anything major happened we were SOL.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:53 AM
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Hey, I'm in college, no full time job, my part time job changed the requirements for health insurance, and when I graduate I probably wont even have a damn job thanks to the damn country full of irresponsible spenders. "Lets live beyond our means, the govt will make everything ok like they did last time"
You got to be better than the bottom 20%. That you can do I'm sure.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:59 AM
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You got to be better than the bottom 20%. That you can do I'm sure.
Right now, my family is not doing well at all.

step dad is a wonder bread vendor and then the companies falsified all of the values for the new routes the vendors bid on. So he's making less than my mom is at a full time job! His lowest check used to be like twice my mom's weekly check for her 40 hours. I'm trying to help where I can and put money away for next semester, fix my car, pay my car insurance, pay the cable/internet bill.

But it's really really hurting us and any little bit helps.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:06 AM
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You people are ignorant.

If you honestly believe that "death panels" weren't walking the halls before 6/10/10 you must never have had a geriatric family member in a hospital. Been there, done that, have the death certificates...four of 'em.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:07 AM
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ITYS...

That's it for me...I want to just sit on the side of this one an "moderate"...
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:18 AM
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Because if you are in college you can't afford it. There was a time when my wife and I were without insurance. Sure there was Student Services but if anything major happened we were SOL.
Not true.

Health care providers are bound by oath and law to provide emergency care to those in need. It happens all the time. People walk in with serious injuries and get the care they need. The hospital's business office then has to decide to either collect some, all or write-off the fees.

My cowboy (who is older than I am) was here yesterday and we discussed this very matter. He broke his right wrist two years ago in a fall with a horse...no insurance, went to treatment, ultimately had surgery, got the bill ($23,000). Informed the hospital business office that he had no insurance and continued on with therapy. Mark never received any more bills and only had to pay $20 fee for some of the therapy sessions.

Do you think Scott & White simply blew off the costs of Marks procedures? No, they roll it over into the cost of doing business. So in actuality, you and I are already paying (indirectly) for the services non-insureds are receive through increased hospital fees, etc.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:27 AM
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When I was in college, at age 18, I had insurance, furnished by the school. Granted, it was not a Cadillac policy, but it covered me. I also had no tuition, and few fees, because of ROTC. They actually paid me every month; with that and National Guard pay for doing duty one weekend a month, I graduated from college in four years, without any debt, and had a job waiting for me. People can still do that. It just depends on your priorities.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:33 AM
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Insurance is overrated. Its also not the "problem". Why is it that so many can not afford it? Is it because insurance rates are two high or because hospitals/doctors are taking full advantage of the system?

Insurance was not around 100 years ago like it is now.

And providing national Healthcare, while a good idea, is more or less a patchwork than a solution. Its like if all the vehicles produced got 5mpg and a couple made got 22mpg, instead of companies improving milage during high fuel costs the gov decided to subsidize fuel costs for families.

So while I am a fan of national healthcare and social security, they really are not a proper solution for idiots who did not prepare for retirement and doctors bleeding the system by charging $600 to look at a cough and hospitals charging $50 for a cotton swab.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:21 AM
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An awful lot of right wing hand wringing total BS tripe around here lately....

The strategy is to say black is white and stick with the message until they really believe black is white.....well they have themselves convinced so now they figure if they keep at it they will convince everybody else of it.
Let them go, Tom. This is the best redneck entertainment available since "Hee-Haw" was cancelled.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:26 AM
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Let them go, Tom. This is the best redneck entertainment available since "Hee-Haw" was cancelled.
I assume that you meant entertainment for the red necks commenting negatively about the post?
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:48 AM
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Not quite - watching Sillybob and the Man from Berkshire-Hathaway bluster and bombast their way around this website is immensely entertaining.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:49 AM
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How could the Democrats pass a bill that excluded extended coverage for dependents of members of the Armed Forces?????? Just how could this happen? By accident or by design?? If by design, why? If by accident, wyf are they doing. They spent a year cobbling this pos together.
http://www.tricare.mil/NHCB_ExtendedDependentCoverage.aspx
I guess Nancy was correct when she uttered her "You have to pass the law to find out what's in it" nonsense.

Question: Why aren't the Democrats running on this grand acheivement in this election??? Nothing but nothing about it around here..yet.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:54 AM
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AS SOON AS THE GOVERNMENT DRIVES ALL THE INSURANCE COMPANIES OUT OF BUSINESS.
Forgive me for saying so, but that is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen you post, and THAT is impressive, given your history here.


Brace yourselves, here comes the ROFLMAO, the LOL, the LMAO and whatever other textspeak ole skidmark can conjure up
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:09 AM
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Forgive me for saying so, but that is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen you post, and THAT is impressive, given your history here.


Brace yourselves, here comes the ROFLMAO, the LOL, the LMAO and whatever other textspeak ole skidmark can conjure up
I think he means all the "mom & pop" insurance companies . . . you know, the health insurance companies that are "small businesses."
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