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rlbeard6734 123 posts  |  Last Activity: 34 minutes ago Member since: Jul 17, 2008
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    GILD puts be in an Obamacare bind....

    by keltus1952 Aug 23, 2014 1:52 PM
    rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 24, 2014 9:46 PM Flag

    your thoughts dont correlate with science, hep c is passed through contaminated blood transfer, this happens basically through needles, which can be from bad blood transfusions(although with current testing is getting rarer in the US), drugs (the prevalent method), tatoos ( although current practices for tatooists has lowered that) and blood exchange through what I will call aberant sex, or sex with a lot of tissue tearing as in homosexuality Those that have hep c through these means would like you to think they got it by going to Sunday school but it is extremely rare for that to be the case, for those that actually got it innocently I am sorry to paint you with a wide brush stroke but the number is less than 3%. That being said we are all human and treatment is needed and no one should be heartless in this manner or not cover those unfortunately infected but I dont believe I should have to pay for thier impropreties but that has been the case for all time so that wont change either nor more than likely should it. WE should all be willing to help those that are less fortunate than ourselves even if it is self inflicted.

  • Reply to

    GILD puts be in an Obamacare bind....

    by keltus1952 Aug 23, 2014 1:52 PM
    rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 24, 2014 9:35 PM Flag

    keltus I have more bad news for you unfortunately, when you get on Medicare your premium you pay will also vary by your income (including passive) the premium rates vary from approximately 3 levels of about $105 lowest to 210 to 315 if your income is over 225k so it doesnt get a lot better. What upsets me is that those that paid the most for years and then saved are penalized the most in the end. I paid medicare for every dollar I made the last 10yrs since there was no cap on medicare costs of 2.9% then there is more bad news if you make over 250k in stock income you are hit for an additional 3.6% tax for obamacare on those profits. The grasshoppers are in control of the vote now it wont get better.

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 24, 2014 9:20 PM Flag

    then why wait??

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