Kind of an odd question. How about this; do you put off paying your Auto Ins because of the cost? No, and the penalty is just a ticket.
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It is an odd and sad question. When people are confronted with and two expenses that need to be paid and one is more immediate they tend to pay the one that is due then. In other words, if I am hungry I buy food and worry about what my health is later. Fortunately my health care increases ($6000 per year) means I will postpone a car or contributions to retirement plan not food. The government has created a time bomb that will go off later. I am happy that Dave's health care is taken care of.
The field of journalism is a tower that leans heavily to the left. The alternative to this question is the hidden question: "Would you get everything you want for healthcare Christmas if healthcare was freeeee?" Anyone who has been in the emergency room has observed Medicaid at work.
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BoB, I will have to ask my sister about that. Here in PA it goes like this -- you get stopped by an officer who may have pulled you over because your plate is on a "list" of plates suspended for not having ins. The insurance cos. notify the state IF your coverage has lapsed. You get the ticket ($100 + court costs - usually $35), he takes your plate and your car is towed to an impound yard with instructions to the tower of what is needed to retrieve your vehicle. -- con't
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Occasionally I do work for a towing co. So before you get your ride back and before you have to pay the ticket, it costs you $190(in cash -%150 for the tow and $40 for a day's storage- even if it is only a couple of hours), plus new insurance and then you can get a new plate ($36) And then your license is suspended for 90 days because you didn't have ins. and you may have to put the car in somebody else's name because of the suspension. The tow co. has to copy all the documents needed.
As to the question--- I don't need medical care, BUT I have coverage so the most it will cost is about $20.
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Medical care has an inflated rate.
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on the other hand:
when modern science can only seem to come up with a*****poor attempt at TEMPORARY RELIEF and turn a blind eye to cureing something? why bother.
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If you consider new eyeglasses and dental work as "medical expenses", the answer is yes. Unfortunately, MVP considers neither as a "covered" expense. Anyone know if Obamacare covers either?
The uninsured continue to be almost as unimpressed by ObamaCare as the insured, according to new results released from the last CBS/New York Times poll. Majorities of both populations oppose the law, and only small minorities think it helps more than it hurts.
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Pretty much the same here drugs, however, my point being that throughout the whole hassle you KNOW you're going to live to drive another day.
To conclude my analogy one is a 'ticket' you'll remember the pain and anguish of paying, one is not...we tend to take care of those things we remember and ignore the abstract.
Hill, everything related to health CARE is unsettled because everything related to who pays what is in (designed) chaos. Eventually we will have either a Free Market solution or a Single Payer Government Plan. Pretending to have the ability to utilize both is absurd to the extreme. So, until this is fleshed out one way or another I'll pay cash when I can because I can. My concern is for all you younger families, due to today's economy you're not able to provide for your future medical needs never mind today's more immediate needs.
If I truly need medical care then cost is not an issue. If it is an optional procedure or a trip for a cold don't go in the first place. In other words, all of my medical cars is for essentials, I don't go in for non-essential care.
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Great news, Obama is de-funding Obamacare all by himself. But gee the bad news, I wonder who is going to pay the shortfall that his new "you can keep your catastrophic healthcare policy" promise? Wee at least he is gone on vacation AGAIN for the rest of the year!
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The White House argued at the Supreme Court that the insurance-purchase mandate was not only constitutional but essential to the law's success, while refusing Republican demands to delay or repeal it. But late on Thursday, with only four days to go before the December enrollment deadline, the Health and Human Services Department decreed that millions of Americans are suddenly exempt.
Remember Obama's words? Can you hear me now? This Act puts individuals, families and small business owners in control of their health care. It reduces premium costs for millions of working families and small businesses by providing hundreds of billions of dollars in tax relief – the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history. It also reduces what families will have to pay for health care by capping out-of-pocket expenses and requiring preventive care to be fully covered without any out-of-pocket expense. For Americans with insurance coverage who like what they have, they can keep it. Nothing in this act or anywhere in the bill forces anyone to change the insurance they have, period.
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