Medical Premiums May Still Burden Middle Class

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    Many middle-class Americans would still struggle to pay for health insurance despite efforts by President Obama and Democrats to make coverage more affordable.

    The legislation advancing in Congress would require all Americans to get insurance -- through an employer, a government program or by buying it themselves. But new tax credits to help with premiums won't go far enough for everyone. Some middle-class families purchasing their own coverage through new insurance exchanges could find it out of reach.

    Lawmakers recognize the problem.

    "For some people it's going to be a heavy lift," said Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. "We're doing our best to make sure it's not an impossible lift."





    Medical Premiums May Still Burden Middle Class - Political News - FOXNews.com





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    If the government has their paws on it, it is sure to cost everyone more.
     
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    Medicaid has around 20% of fraud and waste, and I don't see the healthcare reform to be any better. So yes, the premiums will be much higher than expected.
     
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    I guess the left doesn't want to address the obvious. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Sure, it is rather easy to address. Japan beats us in every category of health care results. And their cost per capita is half of ours, and all their citizens are covered. They have far less waiting times for virutally all classes of procedures than we do.

    What all you fellows are saying here is that we are so damned dumb in this nation that we cannot do what every other industrial nation in the world has already done. Judging from the arguements in your posts supporting the present kleptocracy in our Health Care System, you are probably correct.
     
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    Move the fuck to Japan...Problem solved.
     
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    No--what we're saying is our federal government is too dam DUMB to manage 17% of this economy. They have absolutely no track record what-so-ever of working their fingers into the private sector without bankrupting it. THAT IS A FACT.

    Case in point: Obama has been out there talking about the billions of fraud in Medicare/Medicade--but somehow they're too dumb to find & or fix the problem. Yet they want to take over the entire health care system in this country.
     
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    You do understand that Medicaide is run by the government...right?
     
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    Interesting...and they want to run any new "Entitlement" Just like Medicare/Medicaid...

    And even CUT those programs to bring the rest of the COUNTRY into it that have said they don't WANT it?

    These DemocRAT Statists are trying to run things into the ground, and have POWER over it all...including the people they say they're trying to 'HELP",

    If this is their definition of help?

    Leave me the FUCK out of it.

    If I wanted that kinda help? I'd move to Castro's Cuba.

    NO FUCKING THANKS

    *I* Call MY own shots, Fuck you very much DemocRATS.
     
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    And these are people without coverage now, so arguing "status quo is the way to go" doesn't follow.
     

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