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Offline Geneo55  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 1:19:20 PM(UTC)
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I have some questions concerning Senator Obamas health plan.

Last night during the debate he said once again that his health plan would allow families to use the Federal Employees Health Plan (FEHP). I did a search for nonpostal premiums rates for FEHP and found the figures for a standard Blue Cross Blue Shield family.

Monthly premiums for that plan are $1,027.95 a month. The govt pays $713.48, leaving the federal employee to pay $314.47 a month.

Now, under his plan, will those who buy into this program be charged the same as the federal employee with the federal govt paying $713.48 per family OR will those families have to pay the full premium?

If anybody could answer this question I would appreciate it.
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Offline Bowler Roller  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 1:44:30 PM(UTC)
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Health care prices are high, because "deep pocketed" insurance companies, and governments pay most of the bills. This plan will make the prices go even higher for those of us who pay their own bills.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:32:38 PM(UTC)
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Well, here is a great chance for PrickTar to share some of his knowledge...
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:54:52 PM(UTC)
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Well, here is a great chance for PrickTar to share some of his knowledge...

With his Socialism rant it kinda makes me wonder for what side he fought for in Nam.....
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:54:24 PM(UTC)
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Geneo55 I thought the same thing. Tried to research some on it and really came up with nothing to that question. Hope someone else can answer that.
Offline Benjibear  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 5:46:37 PM(UTC)
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Neither candidate has a real solution for health care.
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Offline Bowler Roller  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 5:49:46 PM(UTC)
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I haven't even seen a problem with it that needs solving.
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Offline JerryGillette  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 6:15:36 PM(UTC)
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Well, here is a great chance for PrickTar to share some of his knowledge...



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#9 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 6:40:09 PM(UTC)
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Well, here is a great chance for PrickTar to share some of his knowledge...



I like the nickname...



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#10 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 7:50:14 PM(UTC)
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What's this bad mouthing, you liver swilling commie dogs. Wink

I have more impotent things to do tonight thann read this drivel, like watching Sons of Anarchy.

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Offline Benjibear  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 7:50:46 PM(UTC)
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I haven't even seen a problem with it that needs solving.



Well you must not have insurance or go see a doctor too often.
Problems I have seen is the skyrocketing cost of premiums. When I started working 10 years ago, my insurance was completly paid by my company, I had $5 copays, and a $100 deductable. Now I pay 20% of my premium, I have $25 copays, and my deductable is $1000. In the last 10 years I have had yearly raises that were less then what the increase in premium was. Basically, I received a cut in pay and good thing I didn't need to visit a doctor often or had to pay much out towards my deductable. Healthcare has become the most expensive benifit for many companies when traditionally it was paid time off.

I think the quality and customer service of the doctors and facilities has gone down but that is in every business these days. I barely get 5 minutes with my doctor and he is always in a hurry. I switched doctors and have been to specialists and it is the same thing.

Also, I used to never had problems with insurance paying things. Now they question everything and try to get out of paying for things with excuses like it wasn't medically neccessary or it was a pre-existing condition.
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Offline Bowler Roller  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 8:31:39 PM(UTC)
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Well you must not have insurance or go see a doctor too often.


You're right; I don't. There's little reason for a healthy person to buy insurance. You'd be better off spending that monbey on lotto tickets.


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Problems I have seen is the skyrocketing cost of premiums. When I started working 10 years ago, my insurance was completly paid by my company, I had $5 copays, and a $100 deductable. Now I pay 20% of my premium, I have $25 copays, and my deductable is $1000. In the last 10 years I have had yearly raises that were less then what the increase in premium was. Basically, I received a cut in pay and good thing I didn't need to visit a doctor often or had to pay much out towards my deductable. Healthcare has become the most expensive benifit for many companies when traditionally it was paid time off.


If you're young, be smart and cancel your insurance, and use those savings to pay the bills, yourself. In the last 20 years, I've spent less on healthcare (a few G's) than you probably spend on insurance, in a year.

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#13 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2008 9:12:08 PM(UTC)
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Well, once again...Pinetar did not step up to the plate explaining his canidates plan and how it will work. Good job old timer Wink
Offline flamo  
#14 Posted : Thursday, October 9, 2008 9:17:22 AM(UTC)
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Neither one has a real program because they won't address the cause. If the causes are addressed we won't need socialized health care. It would be politcally incorrect and cost votes if it was addressed. There is a soultion that will cost us nothing and bring insurnce costs down but we will never see it.
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#15 Posted : Thursday, October 9, 2008 10:12:46 AM(UTC)
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What's this bad mouthing, you liver swilling commie dogs. Wink

I have more impotent things to do tonight thann read this drivel, like watching Sons of Anarchy.

A Socialist calling us Commies.....lol
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