A Family of Four in Maine can expect to pay $1,876 a month for HI starting in July

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    Health Care: Must-Read Of The Day - Swampland - TIME.com

    And this is only the beginning:

    Health Care Reform, we don't need that! :rolleyes:

    Thoughts on this USMB?

    And how do our Maine residents here feel about this?
     
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    Good reason for the GOP plan to let them buy insurance from another state.
     
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    And that's all you think needs to be done? :eusa_eh:

    I don't think putting a bandaid on a gaping wound will do much to be honest.
     
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    Maine Median household income (2007) $45,832.

    That leaves $23,332 after insurance...

    and only $18,587 after the cigarettes have been purchased..
     
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    Don't get sick.

    And if you do get sick die quickly.
     
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    Insurance Premiums are rising by 20% or more in some states. Do you:

    A) Mandate coverage for all.
    B) Pass legislation to open up competition.
    C) Universal Coverage (Because the Government is so good at saving money in other areas!)
    D) Kill the elderly and the sick.
     
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    You forgot alcohol. And that's just the median household income. Never mind anything below that.
     
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    No... thats not all that needs to be done. There are other options... one being someone getting a job that pays for insurance a bit more than that.
     
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    So the GOP plan involves essentially taking away states' rights to regulate the insurance industry within their state.

    ahem (hypocrites)
     
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    Not hypocritical at all... conservatives usually want a bit less regulation and this would be an example.
     

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