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  • luckyskywaltzer luckyskywaltzer Jul 20, 2013 5:40 PM Flag

    Even low paid workers can afford health insurance with the ACA

    No longer is the USA the only modern nation where low earning service sector employees can't get health insurance. It seemed the USA was the only nation where cooks and waitresses can't get health insurance. A pizza cook in Canada has health insurance but the one in the USA does not.
    no longer, thanks to the ACA
    now a young min wage person in LA will be able to buy the silver plan for $34 a month.

    •Preliminary premiums appear to be affordable even for young men. For example, in Los Angeles - the county with the largest number of uninsured Americans in the nation - the lowest cost silver plan in 2014 for a 25-year-old individual costs $174 per month without a tax credit, $34 per month for an individual whose income is $17,235, and a catastrophic plan can be purchased for $117 per month for an individual.

    July 18, 2013

    New report finds competition lowers premiums by nearly 20 percent in the Health Insurance Marketplace

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    • Very very true, everyone should be able to afford it . . . . assuming of course they bother to fill out the paperwork. Now I wonder how many people will find themselves unable to fill out the paperwork and as a result won't have insurance by the end of next year? I'm betting it will be a SUBSTANTIAL percentage of the people who, as you guessed, don't currently have insurance.

      We need to get mobile assistance vans into the poor working class neighborhoods to help those people know how to get their vouchers and file for insurance or the government speak in the rules, etc, is going to drive them straight away. Particularly the illegal aliens, who have no reason to fear fines since their identities are "mutable".

      • 1 Reply to clgl_fubar
      • CLGL - you are right about transportation!
        I drove myself to the Hudson Medical Emergency Center (4 miles) with a dislocated jaw. They had nobody on duty that eve who could set it - so the fire department ambulance/paramedics had to to take me to Regions Hospital Emergency in St. Paul, MN. (I then had MEDICARE & MN-BCBS from my ex employer - which got dropped with OBIMBOCARE now in 2013)
        The ambulance was $580 for the 18 mile trip! How could a "POOR working class" afford this - as you wrote?
        When OBIMOCARE is supposed to be ready by OCT. (far away from it here, while the state is trying to get the money for "NAVIGATORS" to be trained yet)) to help with the paper work - as you wrote, how will they get to the State Medical centers selected by the EXCHANGE PLAN???
        The closest one will be a 2 hour one way drive to the Indian Reservation South of La Cross!
        When you pull up the state map - the state it has NONE in the western half of WI -all private Medical Centers, were not only MEDICADE & Badger Care is NOT excepted - I even had to go to MN to see a specialist because I have MEDICARE, in Washington County, MN because RAMSEY & HENNEPIN will NO LONGER except out of state/county patients - That's what all this is coming too! That screwed up "junkie" has no clue out of his little world and when the unions don't like iot -you know there is something terrible wrong with this legislation!!!
        You as a - I take it a Vet. - would have to drive to Madison or Milwaukee to get decent service at a VA Clinic - better book a over nite stay for a 2-day trip!
        Those are facts!
        Good luck with your health!

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