[Homestead] Tell me again why Republicans are good for people
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 4 15:21:40 EST 2008
That is exactly the point I was making earlier. Working people are already more rationed than the poor , just as a result of not wanting to lose 'everything'.
Gov't national centralization, sounds promising for that reason. What it will do though, is bring down the level of care for everyone, except the very rich, and new taxes, on everything from income to possible new sales taxes (A national VAT) will be needed to cover your new "premiums" issued and forced upon you by your new HMO, the federal gov't........................
--- On Thu, 12/4/08, roxann <roxann at ancientearthwisdom.com> wrote:
> From: roxann <roxann at ancientearthwisdom.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Tell me again why Republicans are good for people
> To: bobford79 at yahoo.com
> Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 1:15 PM
> I've just read one email on this topic, so what I'm
> saying might have already been said and disputed earlier on.
> But I consider myself to be lower middle class on the income
> bracket and my health insurance is useless or close to it
> because I can't afford to pay my own share when it comes
> to office visits or hospital emergency trips. Oh for a true
> emergency I can find a way to pay, like last year when my
> son broke his arm...that was a few years ago now, wow time
> flies... but it took the whole year to pay it off. When my
> friend's husband was diagnosed with cancer, he got the
> best medical treatment I could have bought for myself, and
> it was completely paid for by the gov. She owes nothing from
> it now. If it had been me or someone in my family, because I
> do have insurance and I do have income above poverty, I
> would have to sell all of my land and assets to pay the part
> my insurance doesn't pay - AND - i would have had to do
> that BEFORE treatments were began. or, i would have had to
> mortgage myself to the hilt and it still wouldn't have
> been enough.
> i'll probably never be in the category that can afford
> the best care and i'll have to just take what i can get.
> what i could get right now is much less than someone on
> medicaid would be able to get. i can't afford dentistry
> for my family, but if i made $5000 less per year, they would
> be eligible for ARKids and have free braces and fillings. It
> would cost me much more than $5000 to pay out of pocket for
> all that they need, so I'm considering asking for a
> reduction in wages so that they will be eligible. the amount
> of raise i'd need to afford the same benefits would be
> more than they'd consider. there seems to be no good
> solution for someone in my category.
> Roxann, NW AR
> http://blog.ancientearthwisdom.com (Ozark Musings from the
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