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Offline mystery-ak

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« on: April 03, 2014, 10:02:38 AM »

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Offline Dexter

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 10:45:46 AM »
Why are people surprised that mandated healthcare is getting enrollment? That's like forcing somebody to do something at gunpoint and then celebrating your success when they comply.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 02:34:56 PM »
Why are people surprised that mandated healthcare is getting enrollment? That's like forcing somebody to do something at gunpoint and then celebrating your success when they comply.

or even worse, under threat of an IRS audit.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 02:57:15 PM »
I know two women that signed up. I talked with them, and we agreed it was in their interest to do so, even though as a matter of political principle they opposed it.

One single, self-supporting in her mid-50s. Her insurance will cost her much less than whatever she could have gotten, with her pre-existing conditions.

The other aged 63 has been self-insured for decades. Paid out of pocket for care, which meant only essentials. Now until Medicare she has a means to guard against financial ruin, in the event of a catastrophic situation.

IOW the government mandate urges them to take measures that are in their "informed best interest."

The underlying cost of health services to these individuals will likely be born out of governments' general funds, since apparently young-healthy 20-something males haven't been signing up out of the benevolence of their socialist little hearts.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 11:31:14 PM »
I know two women that signed up. I talked with them, and we agreed it was in their interest to do so, even though as a matter of political principle they opposed it.

One single, self-supporting in her mid-50s. Her insurance will cost her much less than whatever she could have gotten, with her pre-existing conditions.

The other aged 63 has been self-insured for decades. Paid out of pocket for care, which meant only essentials. Now until Medicare she has a means to guard against financial ruin, in the event of a catastrophic situation.

IOW the government mandate urges them to take measures that are in their "informed best interest."

The underlying cost of health services to these individuals will likely be born out of governments' general funds, since apparently young-healthy 20-something males haven't been signing up out of the benevolence of their socialist little hearts.

That's the thing:  there are two entirely different fields of operation:  the forest - the political landscape and the need to get rid of Obamacare before it destroys too much else - and the individual tree - the individual who needs insurance now for very legitimate reasons unconnected with the proto-fascism of the democrat party.

It's important to keep working in the two areas, but to make sure to keep them distinct from each other.


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