gypsy wrote:The republicans didn't want any health reform ,I am glad we got what we got, I think eventually it will be changed to the kind of insurance England and Canada has~I thought it was like What England has~
I have good insurance and of course medicare, but this health reform will help that also~
i disagree with it changing later, to what england and canada has, if anything after the republicans gain seats in the 2010 election we will be lucky to hold on to what has passed, u know we did not get government insurance, remember, the republicans will gain in the next election. they already know that. many things on what we have passed will kick in, in the the years to come, in 2014 when by law u have to have insurance kicks in, u will have to seek out insurance through the group insurance co- ops( they dont call them co ops i forget what they are called) that are formed, ppl without means will have some government help i think. but if u have money in the bank u will have to pay premiums, if i still am working where i am, my best bet is to stay on employer insurance as u can do in what passed,i think i pay 20 percent of the premiums and where i work pays 80 percent, but they raise the deductibles i pay the drs and test each year when they sign a new contract with blue cross, trying to hold down the premiums.. i use to pay only a co pay of 30 bucks at the drs office,, and every test the dr ordered, like blood work stress test etc. he does once a year was free, but now i get a bill from the lab that did the blood test,and the place that run test on me, until i have satisfied my deductible, then i still pay 10 percent of the bill. but if it were not for that my premiums for my insurance would be more if they left it like it was.. i think a family plan where i work is like between 800 to 1100 bucks a month premiums, but the company pays 80% of that, but im on the single plan,im not sure what my total premiums are but of course lower,.something kicks in this sept, but i forget what it is, and they are already talking about raising rates because they will be out of money before 2014 if they dont, but i just heard that, and dont know the details, but what goes into effect in sept, i dont think effects me, im thinking its for high risk ppl that dont have means to pay. but im not at all sure..