NeilTWho cares if an LDS GA said it, it is only his opinion. Also,
the story could be false, like those stories from Paul Dunn. Bankruptcy is not
dishonest if you have a major medical catastrophe. Who can pay $100,000 in
medical bills?? Not many.
I wouldn't be one second without health insurance and I am healthy. If
someone chooses to be uninsured, has a catastrophic medical bill and then
chooses to file bankruptcy that would be dishonest. Someone always pays, in
this case the hospital would pass the cost along in the form of higher premiums.
The LDS church mandates health insurance. I am quoting a general authority in
a conference address. I can document if you doubt me. He spoke about taking
out a 30 day policy at considerable expense. His son broke his neck in a
diving and the family was spared a financial catastrophe.
TruthseekerIf somebody really had that big of an accident and
couldn't pay it they would just file bankruptcy. If not, it was their fault
for not having insurance. but why should they be forced to have it or be
penalized? It makes no sense. Obama is a joke no matter what you say.
Another example why ACA is a failure. Nothing about the Affordable Care Act
makes health care affordable for the average citizen.
Mountanman: Romney wanted to keep parts of Obamacare remember? Now what that
meant exactly really would have depended on the day of the week.
Health insurance should function like car insurance: you don't use it
unless you have a major emergency, like a hospital visit. I imagine premiums and
other related expenditures would drop under such a system.Yearly
doctor exams, a swab of the throat for possible strep, or other minor incidents
could be paid for out of pocket (~$80), just like getting new tires for a car or
getting an oil change is. You don't use your car insurance for routine
measures, nor should health insurance be needed for those check-ups, either.Perhaps if there was a cataclysmic kind of policy--an insurance policy
that you draw upon only for sudden, serious health issues--then more people like
my college-aged kids who don't have insurance (because mom and dad
can't handle the cost to add them) could afford some kind of coverage.
Progressives have a difficult time allowing people to make their own choices
(unless it deals with gay marriage and abortion). Progressives want to force
young, healthy people to purchase something they possibly wouldn't
want...health care. This article points out that many young adults can't
afford the premiums and will pay the penalty (tax) instead. Really
it's too bad that the abusive Obamacare is being forced upon us all.
“I think it’s a growing recognition, particularly among conservative
think tanks, that the idea of having large numbers of individuals who can afford
health care, but chose instead to make the taxpayers pay, that that
doesn’t work, that people have to have personal responsibility.” -
Governor Mitt Romney
Although I don't much care for Obamacare and believe it was a mistake to
pass it. Young people need some education on health. I was perfectly fine until,
at the age of 27, I was stricken with Multiple Sclerosis. Fortunately, I had a
job with insurance, although I had rarely used it. Young people need to know
that something like what happened to me might just happen to them.
Young people under the age of 26 can stay on their parent's health
insurance plan--no matter if they are working, attending school or sitting at
home playing video games."Healthy" young people can be
involved in an auto accident or even end up having an emergency appendectomy.
$3000/yr is a bargain for Mr. Lopez compared to one hospital bill
which could easily wipe out an entire year, or more, of income.
We need a single payer health care system. Who will volunteer to be that single
We need a single payer health care system so everyone can opt in.
You don't have to be too smart to figure out how to game the system. If you
break your leg you start an insurance program. After all it was a per-existing
condition and MUST be covered by law. This is a major fail for insurance
coverage but a big plus for tax revenue. Just more taxes.
This health care act is just another way of sticking it to the married middle
class. Why does Obama get to decide what is considered affordable? I don't
think %8 of my income is affodable. That and it penalizes me because I am
married.. What a joke. Nice one Obama, nice one.
Don't blame me, I voted for Romney! Enjoy your new healthcare America
because everything the Democrats told us it would be is turning out to be a lie!
SSi was an insurance Until the Gov. stole the money. Insurance goes up so you
will never know the cost. No, it's not for me, I don't want it. I
think the money will go in the pocket of someone, not to help any one.
If Dan eats some bad sushi and gets botulism do you think he will stay home and
die or will he hotfoot it to the emergency room and let the rest of us pay for
Another shocker - people not doing what Obama thought they would.
Everyone wants to opt out, not just the young people.