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Thanks ACA

San Jose, CA

#21 Dec 1, 2013
I cannot speak to anyone else’s experience on Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act, but for me it is working exactly as the President said it would- my plan is cheaper and better than it was before.
All the hype over the,“you can keep your plan” media-fueled crisis is silly. My old plan was not as good as my new one, and its cheaper. Why would anyone keep a plan that is more expensive and worse for them?
and with that said

Apo, AE

#22 Dec 5, 2013
olp wrote:
Who would want toknow
I would hope that any freedom loving American would want to know.
Thanks ACA

Torrance, CA

#23 Dec 5, 2013
Last summer Ellen Holzman and Meredith Vezina, a married gay couple in San Diego County, got kicked off their long-term Kaiser health plan, for which they'd been paying more than $1,300 a month. The cause wasn't the Affordable Care Act, as far as they knew. They'd been living outside Kaiser's service area, and the health plan had decided to tighten its rules.

That's when they discovered the chilly hazards of dependence on the individual health insurance market. When they applied for a replacement policy with Anthem Blue Cross of California, Ellen, 59, disclosed that she might have carpal tunnel syndrome. She wasn't sure--her condition was still being diagnosed by Kaiser when her coverage ended. But the possibility was enough to scare Anthem. "They said,'We will not insure you because you have a pre-existing condition,'" Holzman recalls.

But they were lucky, thanks to Obamacare. Through Covered California, the state's individual insurance marketplace, they've found a plan through Sharp Healthcare that will cover them both for a total premium of $142 a month, after a government subsidy based on their income. They'll have a higher deductible than Kaiser's but lower co-pays. But their possible savings will be impressive.

Since: Mar 08

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#24 Dec 5, 2013
Thanks ACA wrote:
Last summer Ellen Holzman and Meredith Vezina, a married gay couple in San Diego County, got kicked off their long-term Kaiser health plan, for which they'd been paying more than $1,300 a month. The cause wasn't the Affordable Care Act, as far as they knew. They'd been living outside Kaiser's service area, and the health plan had decided to tighten its rules.
That's when they discovered the chilly hazards of dependence on the individual health insurance market. When they applied for a replacement policy with Anthem Blue Cross of California, Ellen, 59, disclosed that she might have carpal tunnel syndrome. She wasn't sure--her condition was still being diagnosed by Kaiser when her coverage ended. But the possibility was enough to scare Anthem. "They said,'We will not insure you because you have a pre-existing condition,'" Holzman recalls.
But they were lucky, thanks to Obamacare. Through Covered California, the state's individual insurance marketplace, they've found a plan through Sharp Healthcare that will cover them both for a total premium of $142 a month, after a government subsidy based on their income. They'll have a higher deductible than Kaiser's but lower co-pays. But their possible savings will be impressive.
LOL

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#25 Dec 5, 2013
Tonight I'm all upset over the mistreatment of teenage burger flippers everywhere. They deserve at least $15 dollars an hour minimum wage. You should pay $10 -$12 dollars for burgers and fries. Those poor workere work their butts off! I'm sure everyone would continue to eat those McDonald's and Wendy's burgers even if it cost $40 bucks to take the wife and kids out for burgers while out shopping.

They do take EBT cards don't they?
tiger high

Shreveport, LA

#26 Dec 6, 2013
Thanks ACA wrote:
Last summer Ellen Holzman and Meredith Vezina, a married gay couple in San Diego County, got kicked off their long-term Kaiser health plan, for which they'd been paying more than $1,300 a month. The cause wasn't the Affordable Care Act, as far as they knew. They'd been living outside Kaiser's service area, and the health plan had decided to tighten its rules.
That's when they discovered the chilly hazards of dependence on the individual health insurance market. When they applied for a replacement policy with Anthem Blue Cross of California, Ellen, 59, disclosed that she might have carpal tunnel syndrome. She wasn't sure--her condition was still being diagnosed by Kaiser when her coverage ended. But the possibility was enough to scare Anthem. "They said,'We will not insure you because you have a pre-existing condition,'" Holzman recalls.
But they were lucky, thanks to Obamacare. Through Covered California, the state's individual insurance marketplace, they've found a plan through Sharp Healthcare that will cover them both for a total premium of $142 a month, after a government subsidy based on their income. They'll have a higher deductible than Kaiser's but lower co-pays. But their possible savings will be impressive.
what's the significance of "a married gay couple" - it's pretty obvious that you are some young grad, working somewhere within the obama political machine, creating positive stories to support obama care - and why did you not include the cost of the government subsidy - would be nice to know how much we are paying for the couple's insurance!
Common Sense

Oklahoma City, OK

#27 Dec 6, 2013
Thanks ACA wrote:
Last summer Ellen Holzman and Meredith Vezina, a married gay couple in San Diego County, got kicked off their long-term Kaiser health plan, for which they'd been paying more than $1,300 a month. The cause wasn't the Affordable Care Act, as far as they knew. They'd been living outside Kaiser's service area, and the health plan had decided to tighten its rules.

That's when they discovered the chilly hazards of dependence on the individual health insurance market. When they applied for a replacement policy with Anthem Blue Cross of California, Ellen, 59, disclosed that she might have carpal tunnel syndrome. She wasn't sure--her condition was still being diagnosed by Kaiser when her coverage ended. But the possibility was enough to scare Anthem. "They said,'We will not insure you because you have a pre-existing condition,'" Holzman recalls.

But they were lucky, thanks to Obamacare. Through Covered California, the state's individual insurance marketplace, they've found a plan through Sharp Healthcare that will cover them both for a total premium of $142 a month, after a government subsidy based on their income. They'll have a higher deductible than Kaiser's but lower co-pays. But their possible savings will be impressive.
If you are going to "copy and paste", at least cite your source.

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/...

"after a government subsidy based on their income. They'll have a higher deductible than Kaiser's but lower co-pays. But their possible savings will be impressive"

So, after the taxpayers chip in to pay the premium, they have a higher deductible (out of pocket expense), and all of that for a "possible" savings that could be "impressive"?

My insurance premiums would be more affordable if someone else was paying for them.
tiger high

Shreveport, LA

#28 Dec 6, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
Tonight I'm all upset over the mistreatment of teenage burger flippers everywhere. They deserve at least $15 dollars an hour minimum wage. You should pay $10 -$12 dollars for burgers and fries. Those poor workere work their butts off! I'm sure everyone would continue to eat those McDonald's and Wendy's burgers even if it cost $40 bucks to take the wife and kids out for burgers while out shopping.
They do take EBT cards don't they?
heard they were going to quit taking the cards, but would give you 50 cents on the dollar for them!!
Tsalagi Awanita

Blytheville, AR

#29 Dec 6, 2013
Well my insurance company is dropping us because of the new law....I paid $1487.00 a year for my insurance now it is going to cost $3936.... so to have the same thing I had I am paying almost 3 times the amount....oh let me guess I am buying my insurance plus two bums that won't get off their ass and work to buy their own.....let the government give to them....oh the government is giving it to us all.....as the old saying is God helps those who help themselves and the government helps those that don't
Idiot Watcher

Humboldt, TN

#30 Dec 6, 2013
Tsalagi Awanita wrote:
Well my insurance company is dropping us because of the new law....I paid $1487.00 a year for my insurance now it is going to cost $3936.... so to have the same thing I had I am paying almost 3 times the amount....oh let me guess I am buying my insurance plus two bums that won't get off their ass and work to buy their own.....let the government give to them....oh the government is giving it to us all.....as the old saying is God helps those who help themselves and the government helps those that don't
That's plain robbery and I'm afraid it could still get worse.
Tsalagi Awanita

Blytheville, AR

#31 Dec 6, 2013
Idiot Watcher wrote:
<quoted text>
That's plain robbery and I'm afraid it could still get worse.
I know, if everyone would just not buy it, what they going to do put us all in jail.
guest

Steele, MO

#32 Dec 6, 2013
Tsalagi Awanita wrote:
<quoted text>I know, if everyone would just not buy it, what they going to do put us all in jail.
No but they are going to fine you if you don't get it. The IRS will be responsible for collecting that. See they thought about that and really knew it wouldn't be wanted so gov had to do something to MAKE people buy it.
Thanks ACA

Mclean, VA

#33 Dec 6, 2013
These Californians Greeted Canceled Health Plans With Smiles...
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/26/24...
Weinberg predicts many people who are losing their policies will come out ahead — even if their premiums go up — because of lower deductibles, full coverage of preventive care and no penalties for pre-existing conditions. What's more, he says, health insurance will almost certainly be cheaper for those who qualify for subsidies. In California, that's an estimated 2.5 million people.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi...
Enemy Within

Fulton, MO

#34 Dec 6, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
Tonight I'm all upset over the mistreatment of teenage burger flippers everywhere. They deserve at least $15 dollars an hour minimum wage. You should pay $10 -$12 dollars for burgers and fries. Those poor workere work their butts off! I'm sure everyone would continue to eat those McDonald's and Wendy's burgers even if it cost $40 bucks to take the wife and kids out for burgers while out shopping.
They do take EBT cards don't they?
"teenage burger flippers"...Hum I've always thought of them as productive citizens or at least human beings.It's too bad these billion dollar corporations can't pay their employees a fair wage just to provide cheap skate folks like you the dollar menu. Walt-Mart is having a food drive for it's employees,how sad is that?
Too bad conservative Christians judge and look down their nose at people because it would be a much better country without the hypocrites.
guest

Steele, MO

#35 Dec 7, 2013
I don't look down my nose but its like this, most people at fast food chains are teens that are not yet out of HS and have not completed their education. They don't yet have the skills or education to get into the business world. Some of them mess up more than they are paid. Some are working part time while on college. It is a step job for you people that don't get it! You aren't suppose to make a living at McDonalds. It is a minimum wage job for teens that are suppose to be gone after a yr or so, after graduation. Usually the only grown ups are managers. I can't believe people are wanting to pay fast food works 15.00 an hour. Do you really think a person that is frying french fries is worth 15.00 dollars an hour?? There is no skill to that and its not that much work. Teens that don't work at chains but mom and pop, they usually stand around and talk more than work.
and with that said

Apo, AE

#36 Jan 13, 2014
I will venture to say that the biggest supporters of the ACA are those that are either low informed (biggest factor); welfare recipients (2nd biggest factor); and drones...meaning anyone that supports anything Dems support (third biggest supporter). May sound harsh....but true.
tiger high

Shreveport, LA

#37 Jan 13, 2014
and with that said wrote:
I will venture to say that the biggest supporters of the ACA are those that are either low informed (biggest factor); welfare recipients (2nd biggest factor); and drones...meaning anyone that supports anything Dems support (third biggest supporter). May sound harsh....but true.
Good comment, soldier - stay strong and come home safe - Thanks for your work
and with that said

Apo, AE

#38 Jan 16, 2014
tiger high wrote:
<quoted text>Good comment, soldier - stay strong and come home safe - Thanks for your work
Tiger High - Thanks a million for your well wishes, but feel compelled to say that I am retired military over here in Afghanistan as a contractor supporting the mission for the real heroes....our military soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines. Yep, have seen all four services over here.
tiger high

Shreveport, LA

#39 Jan 16, 2014
and with that said wrote:
<quoted text>
Tiger High - Thanks a million for your well wishes, but feel compelled to say that I am retired military over here in Afghanistan as a contractor supporting the mission for the real heroes....our military soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines. Yep, have seen all four services over here.
my feelings for contractors are still the same - God Bless

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