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  • Akallabeth (2234 posts)
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    GOP plans for insurance will bankrupt a lot of sick people

    In an interview aired the day before yesterday on Democracy Now, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler discussed changes which the GOP plans to make to health insurance for the poor to punish them for being poor.

    https://www.democracynow.org/2017/1/9/repeal_run_republicans_move_to_axe

    and

    https://www.democracynow.org/2017/1/10/part_2_if_obamacare_is_repealed

    Basically,  poorest people will be hit with a new requirement that they pay premiums for nothing for six months or more – while not receiving coverage (this is an essential ingredient of for profit health insurance, to eliminate the chance that some person might come out ahead by not buying insurance when they were healthy and buying it when they are sick)

    They will have to pay bills for no coverage for months or perhaps more if they miss a single bill. This will cause major problems for poor people, such as loss of (rented) homes and jobs, because its just simply not possible to fine people for being poor when they are sick. the first few months of any illness, as no doubt they know, are by far the most expensive.  So if during this period of having to pay premiums without getting coverage they also have to go to the doctor, they are unlikely to be able top pull the money out of some hat to pay (if they could they would not have been eligible for the aid in the first place) So what they are doing is guaranteeing poor people who are paying for health care wont get it, if they make the mistake of trying to use it, end up getting extra bills, which they cant pay they will lose it,  while still having to pay.

    If they miss a single bill as the result, they will pay dearly, by losing the coverage, no matter how expensive.

     

    Clearly the GOP are either trying to outdo one another in their meanness to the poor, or not really thinking this through at all.  Either way they are not fit to govern!

     

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  • Purveyor (2633 posts)
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    1. Do you have a link to this plan? I haven't seen a "plan" that has been

    introduced by anyone so far…

  • Enthusiast (8388 posts)
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    2. The only reason people are poor is because they're lazy!

    And there is nothing so bad as lazy! Get a job!

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
    • Akallabeth (2234 posts)
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      3. Technology is saving the planet from drudge work.

      Globally.

      {Machines|the web|AI|global value chains|cross border data flows|telepresence robots} handle all that stuff now.

      "Out of many, one"
  • GZeusH (1716 posts)
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    4. It's like they were reading Dickens novels….

    and using them for advice.

    Policy:  The mistaken notion that bossy people have that they can influence other people's behavior through majority rule.
    • Enthusiast (8388 posts)
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      5. That's right where their actions would take us, back to the early 19th Century.

      The prosperity we enjoyed during the late 20th Century was a historical aberration. The wealthy powerful never want to revisit that time of equity.

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
  • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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    6. the poorest people get anything they have taken away regardless

    “estate recovery”

  • AngryOldDem (296 posts)
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    7. I believe this is basically the plan Indiana has now.

    And it’s no coincidence that the person in charge of advising the administration on health care reform is the person who came up with Indiana’s plan.

    Wish I could look for more supporting details,  but I’m at work at a job and place I truly hate, because I need the health insurance. I was thinking about leaving, but not with all this bullshit going on.

    Christ. What a country, indeed.