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Yes, Co-pay certainly still exists, being affordable is subjective to a person's income, before the ACA we were easily paying a person's annual salary, while never making a claim. Once claims come in the premium rises, not a good place for seniors.
Like I said you are the one fixated on what people are taking away from you. Who is really taking anything away from you? Taxes? We the self-employed, are the major payers, and as long as poverty grows along with the military and government jobs, (who have it paid for through taxes also) we will continue to go down this same road, taking from you and I, the tax base...so who are the winners really, we know the answer to that don't we.
Looking at this new health plan, it seems to be designed to promote the sick and elderly to die, maybe their way of filtering out the dead wood and only have productive people exist, while not acknowledging their lifetime of service, only that their use has expired. These are the people I refer to being selfish, but if you go along with their plan then you would be compliant also.
Our healthcare has been below the world status for a long time. Although the U.S. has the most expensive health care system in the world, the nation ranks lowest in terms of efficiency, equity and outcomes. It is our tax money, a pool to be dispersed by priority. You concentrate your thoughts so much on the poor you don't see the real unbalanced distribution of money is to the wealthy, but for some reason you choose to ignore them and resent the people who have nothing, though many of them bust their buts working very hard every day, and are torn between fixing their car or paying for insurance or a doctors bill.
A good part of the money given to the ACA was from tax money from the wealthy off of their dividends, the profit they gambled on it in the market which acquired a good return. Where was the harm in a slight increase in the percentage of tax in that to help bring down healthcare costs? Which is what Obama did.
I've noticed in this new health plan, there weren't any new regulations for pharmaceutical gauging or price fixing.
I ask you are people heartless when they choose profit over peoples lives? I did not ask for anyone to pay for anyone including myself which no one does. We, like you, have worked many years and long hours, all I'm asking for is reasonably priced insurance that actually gives quality coverage. The rest you stated of what I want, are incorrect assumptions from preconceived notions, and not my opinion.
I didn't refer to you as selfish unless you were part of the elite that is for this so-called health plan, which is no health plan at all, it does nothing but put all the control back into the hands of the unreined insurance companies, and people will die because of it. Yes, I think that is heartless.
People will go uninsured, once again, and that cost will still go to us, the taxpayer, not an insurance company that would be helping to fit the bill.
Personally, I think workingclasstiff has the right idea, get rid of insurance companies, put all that money into healthcare for all. This would also put a halt to companies having to supply health insurance as you mentioned and thereby possibly freeing up more money to pay employees a decent wage.
My apologies I thought I had commented on people keeping their own insurance. That's fine more power to you if you have the extra funds. I don't see why they can't work it like the school system, one private and one public.