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#360723 - 11/14/0901:58 PMRe: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed?
Loc: Oklahoma..where the wind comes...
Im not really directing this at anyone in particular but I just wanted to say that yes, we have filed bancruptcy in the past due to medical bills..it was a really hard decision because we did use the services but between the high prices of the insurance, the co-pays, drugs ect..we just couldn't keep up.
I do not condone bancruptcy as a way to so call wipe the slate clean unless it is a last alternative. I don't agree with people that run up credit and use it as a way to get out of their responsibility.
I believe we filed with more than $50,000 in medical debt, our credit card debt was less than $1000.00
I have seen people basically lose all they have because of staggering medical treatment or expenses with little or no insurance.
The really sad thing is that we HAD health insurance and were paying $650.00 a month to have it with a $5000.00 deductible even having that wiped us out.
From what I read about what they so called passed last week was nothing but a joke.
They will REQUIRE every american to carry health insurance...sometimes I can't believe how stupid our government can be. If you force people to have it it will be worse than it is now.
I read where the insurance companies said they would just sky rocket the rates before the new law kicked in....WOW!
Im not sure what it is going to take but it sure seems like no one gets it (in the government) or realizes just how bad it is....oh but I forgot if you are a member of the congress, house ect... besides your many hundreds of thousands of dollars you get a year, you will also get that when you retire..we have to keep paying for you once you retire with I am sure the best insurance available to you...sheesh!
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