Minnesota's insurance plan of last resort nears end of line

  • Article by: Jackie Crosby , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 30, 2013 - 7:16 AM

Rollout means the state must move people out of its high-risk pool.

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cosmicwxdudeAug. 29, 1310:19 PM

Hey, can we get this for all insurance? I don't want to pay a cent for car insurance until I have a crash...it could be called, 'the affordable car wreck act'. Ok, maybe I'm a bit harsh for this women's case, but there was already a plan for her...she was not denied.

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beaglemomAug. 29, 1310:29 PM

Autism recovery? Can someone who knows about this please comment.

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JimmahAug. 29, 1310:39 PM

Hm, maybe it's time to not be a self-employed IT consultant?

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dflleftAug. 29, 1311:12 PM

TO THOSE ENROLLED IN MCHA [and were happy because coverage was provided with NO pre-existing conditions], welcome to Obamacare.

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tammy1964Aug. 29, 1311:28 PM

So are they saying now, under the new DSM 5 criteria for autism, that if you had the diagnosis of aspergers, that you are considered to have basically recovered from autism? Since aspergers is no longer a diagnosis.

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forpeopleAug. 30, 13 1:34 AM

I personally bought MCHA insurance because I have multiple sclerosis and had no other choice. It was so expensive that I had to have a huge deductible and have not gone to a doctor in five years -- who could afford that and paying the premiums too. Good riddance to MCHA!!! I thought the program and many of the staff there were reprehensible. I am so glad we will at long last be rid of MCHA.

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rshacklefordAug. 30, 13 3:28 AM

(from the article): "Through MCHA, the family pays about $230 a month in premiums plus a $3,000 deductible for each child to get access to the treatments. That’s on top of a traditional plan they buy to cover Daron, a self-employed IT consultant, Amy and their daughter." ---- To those who rip on these people by saying that they have it sooooo good in these social programs, may all of you never be in their situation. Don't ever lose your job with so-called "Cadillac" benefits and then get sick. Climbing down off of your high horse would be dangerous for you and it would psychologically affect you in ways that you obviously do not understand. Your comments are unwelcome, uncivilized, and sound as if you are ready for "jungle law" (aka every man for himself). Trust me, you are not.

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tgcloughAug. 30, 13 5:08 AM

Jimmah Aug. 29, 1310:39 PM "Hm, maybe it's time to not be a self-employed IT consultant?" So maybe retired people such stop being retired? Maybe disabled people should stop being disabled? Maybe people with pre-existing conditions should just wish the conditions away? Try thinking about what you write.

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comment229Aug. 30, 13 5:35 AM

Time for a reality check here. The people cited as examples for this article face reality with this, and the comment section does not address the reality of the situation at all. Let's see what would happen, if these people did not qualify for any insurance. First, bankruptcy, and then they lose just about everything before they qualify totally for whatever medical assistance the government can provide... Then we pay for it; they are broke, and the hospital care bill is spread across the board to you and me. It is the reason I have catastrophic insurance. It is worthless as health insurance but it does give me protection against losing everything I have ever worked for over the years. I have no regrets and know this is going to lead to the inevitable, and the only question I have is "who are the real death squads in this country?"

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gophfan10101Aug. 30, 13 6:30 AM

" So maybe retired people such stop being retired? Maybe disabled people should stop being disabled? Maybe people with pre-existing conditions should just wish the conditions away? Try thinking about what you write."

The difference between what he mentioned an the other things you listed.....that person has CONTROL over being an self employed IT tech. Maybe YOU should think before you write.....just sayin.

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