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KentuckyWoman

(6,709 posts)
Mon Oct 21, 2013, 06:57 AM Oct 2013

I am just too tired for this stuff [View all]

First, let me say again - medical "coverage" is not medical "care".


I finally decided to get into the Kentucky exchange. No coverage at work so I buy an individual policy.

I'm out in the mountains of eastern Kentucky where we aren't anything like the "hillbilly" image the rest of America likes to view us through, but a good bit of our population is not college educated. Many of my neighbors are having to get help to figure out what to do regarding the health care mandates. Kentucky has been out front, but the maze of info and choices can be a bit to wade through.

Fortunately I have the ability to look at all the options and figure them all out. I've already had to wade through buying a personal policy so this is just a matter a comparing that to what I can buy on the exchange. Premium for a similar policy that I have now but from the exchange is about 30 percent less than what I'm paying now for premiums. That's before subsidies - which I will qualify for. Out of pocket costs will plummet but I will still have to think about whether I can actually afford to access medical care if I get really sick.


Why is it too much to ask to work hard, pay my taxes and just be able to access medical care when I need it - anywhere I might be in the country - instead of all this falderall?



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I am just too tired for this stuff [View all] KentuckyWoman Oct 2013 OP
We need socialized health care. darkangel218 Oct 2013 #1
The ACA might just get us there. Laelth Oct 2013 #2
/\ This/\ renie408 Oct 2013 #3
I believe it will. Progress is a process. IrishAyes Oct 2013 #4
I agree with you KentuckyWoman Oct 2013 #22
+1 uponit7771 Oct 2013 #25
I agree, we need single payer get the red out Oct 2013 #5
To answer your question... pangaia Oct 2013 #6
It's ACCESS to the medical system that's the problem mountain grammy Oct 2013 #7
what does this mean??? daybranch Oct 2013 #8
Even with personal health ins, there are deductibles. Fla Dem Oct 2013 #15
At my house a $50 co pay for a specialist really eats into the budget KentuckyWoman Oct 2013 #24
This can't be said too often. jeanne43 Oct 2013 #9
I agree with you. ACA is plan a the GOP should have embraced. What we need is single ... marble falls Oct 2013 #10
Having a pile of money is not medical care either treestar Oct 2013 #11
Agreed. However, Medical "coverage" is making it possible for me to finally receive ScreamingMeemie Oct 2013 #12
Like Me? riverbendviewgal Oct 2013 #13
Unbelievable is right. laundry_queen Oct 2013 #28
The ACA gives us a great tool to get there. jeff47 Oct 2013 #14
Your last statement really nailed it. Omnith Oct 2013 #16
Because too many people make too much money by standing between you and health care. Egalitarian Thug Oct 2013 #17
But we want more and more choices, don't we? And more and more and more and more and... randome Oct 2013 #18
When corporate types start pimping 'choices'..... Wounded Bear Oct 2013 #20
It'd be so great to just include it in our Federal taxes with a small monthly buy-in fee every month ErikJ Oct 2013 #19
We need to keep pushing for single payer. Still, at least things will improve now. Arugula Latte Oct 2013 #21
ACA...The Slippery Slope to Single Payer! They figured that out all by themselves. Right on. libdem4life Oct 2013 #23
WE HEAR YOU KENTUCKY GAL Skittles Oct 2013 #26
I'm sick right now. I went to the doctor today. laundry_queen Oct 2013 #27
amen! riverbendviewgal Oct 2013 #29
Absolutely! :) nt laundry_queen Oct 2013 #30
No, that's why I was so angry when universal health care was never on the table tavalon Oct 2013 #31
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