State extending medical coverage to t...

State extending medical coverage to thousands in high-risk category

There are 9 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Aug 9, 2010, titled State extending medical coverage to thousands in high-risk category. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

California will open a new high-risk health insurance plan in September for people who have medical conditions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to obtain coverage.

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tramky

Vacaville, CA

#1 Aug 9, 2010
This plan will be bankrupt in a year. Wait until the medical services begin to be paid. Fast track to a dead end.

I love the $800-a-month premiums for people in their early 60s--the baby boomers. When I lost my last corporate job my monthly medical premiums went from $200 to $1000, while my income went to ZERO. It doesn't compute. It was a fast road to bankruptcy & destitution. My bank account was the real death panel. I had to end my medical plan because it was bankrupting us--went 6 months or more without medical insurance while I was in my late 50s. It was a question of going bankrupt sooner or later--a matter of when, not if.
Les

United States

#2 Aug 9, 2010
Great....where do you apply?
Dollar Cop

San Francisco, CA

#3 Aug 9, 2010
High risk means high premium and a high possibility of funds running dry because of high costs. But since it's a state funded program, that means taxpayers will bear the brunt of the load. Now the twist is claiming for benefits because it takes an act of Congress to get those reimbursements released, make sure you have the right connections.

Bottom line, politically correct policies that will get the votes.

Since: Nov 09

Vallejo

#4 Aug 9, 2010
tramky wrote:
This plan will be bankrupt in a year. Wait until the medical services begin to be paid. Fast track to a dead end.
I love the $800-a-month premiums for people in their early 60s--the baby boomers. When I lost my last corporate job my monthly medical premiums went from $200 to $1000, while my income went to ZERO. It doesn't compute. It was a fast road to bankruptcy & destitution. My bank account was the real death panel. I had to end my medical plan because it was bankrupting us--went 6 months or more without medical insurance while I was in my late 50s. It was a question of going bankrupt sooner or later--a matter of when, not if.
So therein identifies where your anger comes from.
William

Palo Alto, CA

#5 Aug 9, 2010
Em... why?

Medical, medicaid, medicare, and emergency rooms were doing just fine, thank you. Perhaps you could name a few more government programs already in existence.

Then we have many charitable institutions and programs to assist.

Now we have yet another medical program which cost money and acts as yet another fertile garden to feed fraud?

This is really madness run-a-muck! I won't even get into Obama(D) Care!
The Government

Berkeley, CA

#6 Aug 9, 2010
See? What would you do without us? Die, that's what.
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

#7 Aug 9, 2010
tramky wrote:
This plan will be bankrupt in a year. Wait until the medical services begin to be paid. Fast track to a dead end.
I love the $800-a-month premiums for people in their early 60s--the baby boomers. When I lost my last corporate job my monthly medical premiums went from $200 to $1000, while my income went to ZERO. It doesn't compute. It was a fast road to bankruptcy & destitution. My bank account was the real death panel. I had to end my medical plan because it was bankrupting us--went 6 months or more without medical insurance while I was in my late 50s. It was a question of going bankrupt sooner or later--a matter of when, not if.
Screw 'em, I use Indian Medicine. Stay healthy, keep your eyes open and.........duck!

Since: Jun 09

Walnut Creek, CA

#8 Aug 10, 2010
William wrote:
Em... why?
Medical, medicaid, medicare, and emergency rooms were doing just fine, thank you. Perhaps you could name a few more government programs already in existence.
Then we have many charitable institutions and programs to assist.
Now we have yet another medical program which cost money and acts as yet another fertile garden to feed fraud?
This is really madness run-a-muck! I won't even get into Obama(D) Care!
What planet do you live on?

Medical, medicaid, medicare, and emergency rooms were doing just fine, thank you.

Obviously you didn't notice the 40% premium increase for medical coverage in a single YEAR.

You need to lay off the glass pipe and learn how to read.
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

#9 Aug 10, 2010
Just in case everyone didn't know; next year your medical insurance coverage provided by your employer will be considered as INCOME, and you will have to pay taxes in your catagory equivalently. If you pay taxes on a hundred thousand a year now you will be paying taxes on 120. If you're retired the amount you use (hospital billing) will be condidered income. This is just ONE way the oppressive new regime is planning to fund their socialism. You people voted this mess and now the chickens are coming home to roost. The only thing certain is death and taxes and the government controls both. mmm, mmm, mmm.

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