M. L. Monroe Insurance of any kind is con, already we are forced to carry a minimum of Liabiltiy Insurance if we own a car, the price for that is not cheap and depends largely on our credit scores and now its health insurance. I'm worried that soon they will force everyone to carry life insurance ... boy would that be a joke.
Jason Richards Lest we forget, Tort reform, allowing Health Ins to be sold accross state lines (portability)… 2 of the easiest ways to see premiums actually decrease…but for some reason none of that was discussed by the Dems
Ellen H Since everyone is being so negative around here, I figured I'd share my success story. I live in a major metropolitan area with a huge population, in one of the most conservative states in the country. When our Governor announced that he'd be rejecting federal assistance, I feared for the worst.
So imagine my surprise when I applied for our state's medicaid program and received notice of my new coverage in less than one week! I picked up the phone and within an hour, I had an HMO, a new doctor with 20 years of experience, and an appointment for the very next day. I went in and literally everything was covered. The maximum copay I would ever pay for ANY kind of medical care is just $3, and my copay for medications is $1 or less.
If you're poor enough that you truly NEED assistance, don't just complain -- DO something about it! Apply for medicaid or other subsidy programs. Nobody should have to go without healthcare, especially if they're already struggling to make ends meet.
Pat Shearin The President has really screwed things up. He has lost any faith I had in him. With the new Health Care bill, I no longer am able to get the medical and prescriptions I need. They are out of my budget, and I have a heart condition.
Priscilla King I haaate the bill. I want it to collapse from its own impracticality before it costs me a penny! And yet, seeing it as a topic here reminds me...I do have to respect President Obama for taking the blame for this one. Bill Clinton would have blamed it on some White House employee. W Bush would probably have got some Congressmen to support it while making speeches about how he personally didn't. Feh. Misguided though he is, at least this President's a gentleman.
Tracy McCoy Obama Health Bill, I have family members what use Obama Health Care, it is way for all American to have affordable health care. What society would not want to make sure that whether it is you or me, if I got hurt I could go get well. Excellent bill, and a great opportunity for us as a society to start helping others in need, instead of keeping them down.
Pat Shearin Obama Healthcare is a total joke. Since it went into effect, I have not been able to use my insurance due to high deductibles on medical and prescription. That means the 3 doctors I have and the 13 medications I take are sometimes forgotten. If I don't have the money, I don't go to the doctors regularly for my heart condition and I cannot afford the medications, so I don't take them.
Leah Lassiter It is mindboggling that Obama and his advisers never considered that younger, healthier Americans do not want to pay for older, sicker ones. I am an older, sicker one and I don't blame them. I wouldn't want to do so myself.
Fortunately, I chose a job field that provided health insurance coverage in retirement which converts to secondary coverage when Medicare kicks in. And I chose that long before I ever heard of Obama.
Pat Shearin After he changed the health care laws, I have been paying out of pocket for medical and prescriptions. I cannot even use my insurance. A five thousand deductible on medical, and twenty five hundred on prescriptions, by the time I pay towards the deductibles it will be a new year and I will have to start all over. My husband is paying for insurance we cannot even use. I have 3 doctors and thirteen prescriptions. I have a heart condition which keeps me from working, but I can't get disability because they say my husband makes too much!!
Bev Szamborski What baffles me is... why would anyone want the government to take it over. We've seen what has happened to the VA, USPS, Social Security, etc. They fail at everything that is put in their hands. Why would anyone choose to let them handle our healthcare?
'Colleen Chickie When the Obama Health Care Bill came out they took out my normal insurance... My mother was a teen mom and was always a single mother. We do not have much income but they took it away... It is very saddening especially because I get sick so often. On top of that they make us pay a fine if we do not get the Obama Health Care... We do not have enough money to already get health insurance and they make us pay for not having it?! Ridiculous... It has done nothing to me but bad. That's just what happened to me and what I think about it.
Sanette M. First of all this should have never passed because the DUMB butts didn't read the whole thing. Companies are cutting people's hours so they don't have to pay for insurance, people are losing their jobs completely because companies are shutting down and, people signed up for Obama Care but A LOT have not paid into the system. In order for this to work healthy Generation Xers (people in their 20 to late 30s) have to sign up and pay into the system. Yes it's great that people that couldn't get insurance before have it now but if the healthy don't buy into the system then it will become more of an epic fail than it already is. I for one will take the fine because I can't afford to insure my family and pay the bills and yes there are people that can't even get state insurance because they make to much money.
Tutti Harris I am totally against the Health Care Bill. It has already made it very hard on our family. We cannot afford the insurance and the companies we work for cannot afford to carry our ionsurance as they have before all of this from Obama. I am totally against it.