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"But technological innovations and cost pressures in the market place are doing the same thing as well" referring to more access and lower costs.... then why does my premium keep going up and up and up.... almost unaffordable now?
Pelosi said we have to pass Obamacare so we can see what is in it. Well Senator Klobuchar found out, after voting for Obamacare, that the 2.3% tax on medical device companies revenue will hurt Minnesota jobs so she now wants to remove that tax. The Congressional Budget Office found that Obamacare will add a trillion dollars to our national debt whereas Obama himself said it would reduce our deficits. Guess we better take Pelosi's advice and continue finding out what is in the bill now that it is passed.
Bottom line, every benefit and use of new technologies described in this story doesn't need government to make it work. In most cases it's already working and has been working without government mandate.
I still don't understand why conservatives don't support the indiv mandate. What do u call people who choose not to buy health insurance but can afford to? Freeloaders.
Future politicians can learn from our current one term clown that it's kind of important to actually KNOW what your signature legislation actually says before ramming it down our throats despite the fact that it was very unpopular from the start.
Thanks for putting us first, Nobel boy.
Hope you enjoyed your TERM. Unfortunately, we will be dealing with your mess for many years to come.
Oh, and a special thanks to you clever voters who supported a community activist with no experience, and questionable contacts. Really smart move.
Our premium has stayed the same; however our out of pocket costs has risen to $7,000.00 per calendar year.
I'm glad that Minnesota is working on healthcare fixes on a proactive basis. When will residents be able to check the backgrounds of physicians who practice medicine here? Google has a lot of sites regarding such background checks, but when I tried to find "Minnesota," I came up with nothing. There are some sites that I didn't check, but they require payment prior to providing information. Perhaps Minnesota is in one of the "for pay" sites ?? At the present time, searching for a legitimate MN physician is like playing "Russian Roulette."
If your premiums and out-of-pocket expenses are going up, you need to check with your employer and your insurance company. There are other insurance companies out there that would like your business. Our insurance premiums have gone down, co-pays down, and drug co-pays. Contact your employer or if you are self-employed, change your carrier.
"In an ideal world, we would be able to offer health insurance to everyone," Madison said. "But we can't because of the cost." - - The law of supply & demand says the combination of wages & benefits WILL react to the marketplace. Hopefully we are all end up happy; possibly wages stall out as our benefits go up. fingers crossed firstname.lastname@example.org
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