Medicaid price tag up for guessing

Feb 25, 2013 Full story: South Bend Tribune

The cost of health care for an additional 400,000 low income residents is something nobody in the Statehouse seems to be able to nail down firmly this year, even as the crucial decision about whether to expand Medicaid bears down on lawmakers midway through their annual session.

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mom from ohio

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#1 Feb 26, 2013
me and my husband both work before taxes we make 2987 we dount get food stamp we have 3 kids now tell me how i can get health care when i pay 300 amonth house payment 100 dollars amonth lot rent 185 electric bill 48 dollar water bill 65 phone bill 260 gas to get back forth to work 370 car payment have to have tranportation for work 174 for car insurance that is alaw requirement you do the math and tell me that the way we should be living not to forget 100 for cable 200 for child care.


Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#2 Feb 26, 2013
Well, I added up all those figures, sweetheart, and it looks like you have $1500/mo in bills and $2900 income. You should be making it. After all those figures, you should still have $1,185 to spend. Why CAN'T you afford health insurance?

Here's an idea: tell your kids to get books from school, because the cable is getting shut off. Or cut your service to bare bones. Your kids won't die, and neither will you.

Cut back on your electric bill. That's obscene, unless it's both your heat and your cooling as well as lights. Then, that's pretty reasonable.

Is there a reason why your insurance is $174? I have two drivers on my 2004 ford Taurus and don't spend more than $60/mo for it with Geico. You are being screwed.

So why isn't $1100 enough money for you after the bills are paid?

Jim Fitzgerald

Fishers, IN

#3 Apr 23, 2013
Lets see Russia1513, your $60 a month from Geico is bare min coverage and if you get popped in a serious accident you will wish you had better coverage. Or maybe you get hit by an uninsured driver, your $60 policy will have you wondering.

The electric bill, cut back? How do you know what she is doing, or how big her house is in order to have that bill.

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