A healthcare dilema

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    So I know this person whose young adult son is disabled from the workforce. He can't afford health insurance so he just sits at home hoping one day his condition will get better. The father of this son believes that soon, under the new health care law, he'll be able to put his son on his policy and not have the pre-existing conditions effect it, and his son will get to see a doctor and have his conditioned cared for and hopefully fixed so he can return to the workforce. The father in this case votes Republican.

    My question is - should I inform him that he is voting against his son's interests, or wait until Obamacare is repealed or struck down and have him find out the hard way?
     
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    Somehow....if this board is actually a realistic segment of the GOP....it won't matter much what you say. The bottom line is that this is the greatest, wealthiest and most powerful country on the planet...there's no reason that people have to go broke when they get sick or injured. The mist foolish thing we've ever done was to make the health care system a "for profit" system. It virtually guarantees ever increasing costs and/or decreasing coverage.

    But I digress...yeah try to tell him...see what happens.
     
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    Didn't the provision that allows 26 year olds on parents' insurance already go into effect?
     
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    You should inform him that Obama should have found a constitutional manner in which to pay for Obamacare. BTW September 23 of 2010 those with preexisting conditions became eligible for Obamacare and your friends son should have already been covered up to age 19 and...


    U.S. health plans to keep some reforms, however court rules

    U.S. health plans to keep some reforms, however court rules - Yahoo! News Canada
     
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    It did, along with the preexisting clause.
     
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    Obama should have insisted.upon the Public Option....and told Big Pharma to go scratch their collective assessed instead of pandering to them. That's my biggest gripe about his presidency...he had the momentum and political capital to it...but he went wishy-washy.
     
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    Yeah and we should all have a lawyer on retainer, and we should all get Ferraris and of course unicorns will fly outta your butt.
     
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    Wow, you "know" a fictional circumstance.
    I'm impressed.
    Are you related to Mr Obama? He "knows" lots of fictional circumstances also.
     
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    buckeye45_73 Lakhota's my *****

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    His whole ideology is fiction.
     
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    How is the law unconstitutional? We're obliged to buy auto insurance. What's going to happen if someone calls an ambulance, but doesn't have insurance? Will the ambulance or emergency room be able to "opt out" of caring for them? If not, aren't you just enabling freeloaders?
     

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