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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

EbonyRose ·
Well, while I'm glad that the health care bill itself is still intact ... I was really hoping that "individual mandate" thing was gonna get kicked to the curb!
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

sunnubian ·
Actually, don't you think that the individual mandate is really no different than having to have car insurance (which in and of itself is an individual mandate); where it would be unfair for one or some to drive around without insurance, and when they are in an accident the person/people with insurance have to pay for that person's lack of insurance? The biggest thing wrong with the healthcare law is the fact that there is not public option, which leaves Big Insurance as monopoly because...
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

Yemaya ·
Ok is this issue about having health care insurance OR having access to good health care??? For me definitely about access to good health care at an affordable rate. Will we get that if we are made to carry health insurance?? What are the initiatives to recruit students to become good doctors and care about their patients??
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Actually, don't you think that the individual mandate is really no different than having to have car insurance (which in and of itself is an individual mandate); where it would be unfair for one or some to drive around without insurance, and when they are in an accident the person/people with insurance have to pay for that person's lack of insurance? You know ... it's not that I object to the idea of a "mandate," so to speak, for everyone to have to pay for...
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Ok is this issue about having health care insurance OR having access to good health care??? For me definitely about access to good health care at an affordable rate. Will we get that if we are made to carry health insurance?? What are the initiatives to recruit students to become good doctors and care about their patients?? Well, I read just last week that there was a provision put into the health care law that requires insurance companies to spend at least 80%...
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: The biggest thing wrong with the healthcare law is the fact that there is not public option, which leaves Big Insurance as monopoly because they have no competitor, that an the fact that the Supreme Court ruled against: ". . . expansion of Medicaid can move forward, but not its provision that threatens states with the loss of their existing Medicaid funding if the states declined to comply with the expansion . . ." , which only means that republican run states...
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Originally Posted by Yemaya: Ok is this issue about having health care insurance OR having access to good health care??? For me definitely about access to good health care at an affordable rate. Will we get that if we are made to carry health insurance?? What are the initiatives to recruit students to become good doctors and care about their patients?? Well, I read just last week that there was a provision put into the health care law that requires insurance...
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

EbonyRose ·
Well, that's been the case for pretty much everybody I know ... one story said that insurance premiums have gone up by 30% yearly over the past 5 years for a lot of people!!! And, of course, with that comes a decrease in the services that are provided. Considering that many of the changes that will actually affect premiums, payments, services and quality have not gone into effect yet .... and won't for another two years ... whether or not health care will be more or less expensive than it is...
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

ocatchings ·
I'm not a fan of the individual mandate, but before we continue debate on which way is right how about some accountability? If a person can afford it but doesn't want to opt in and they get sick, then sin loy. I think everyone agrees that something needed to be done other than the usual congressional hot air, but we will have to see if this was the right decision ofr not. From what I've read, it is estimated that if nothing was done then cost were expected to nearly double by 2016.
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Kocolicious ·
I love my prez....lord knows I do. But! I'm gonna have to come to his defense on this. Cuz my thinking is....folks care MORE about their cars than their own bodies. And you can always get a new car....but not a new body. And if a person wants to drive a car, he/she must register that car, have insurance to drive that car and have current tags. Now we would make sure those things get done for our cars, but we don't wanna pay health care for ourselves. Folks call it tax, others can it fees.
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by ocatchings: I'm not a fan of the individual mandate, but before we continue debate on which way is right how about some accountability? If a person can afford it but doesn't want to opt in and they get sick, then sin loy. I think everyone agrees that something needed to be done other than the usual congressional hot air, but we will have to see if this was the right decision ofr not. From what I've read, it is estimated that if nothing was done then cost were expected to...
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Re: Police Mandatory Reporting

Norland ·
They have laws against brutalizing dogs; we need laws in effect for white folks and black folks to stop brutalizing do-right black people. We need some leave us the 'F' alone and let us breathe laws. Put our sad, crying faces on TV like the ASPCA does those dogs and maybe some folks will send us Get the Hell Out of Dodge donations and we'll be able to say Hasta la Vista White folks!!!!!!! And find some place hospitable to us or make our own. Life's too short for all this racial...
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anotha ·
I'm on it. Thank you!
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Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

sunnubian ·
Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate View Photo Gallery — Health-care reform: Major moments in history: From Teddy Roosevelt to the recent Supreme Court case, here are some of the most significant moments in the history of health-care reform. Text Size Print E-mail Reprints By Robert Barnes and N.C. Aizenman , Updated: Thursday, June 28, 10:30 AM The Washington Post The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual health-insurance mandate that is at the heart of...
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Police Mandatory Reporting

sunnubian ·
Police Mandatory Reporting Update 5/1: Baltimore’s state attorney ruled Freddy Gray’s death a homicide and charged six officers with the crime. Freddie, a 25 year old Black man, died after his spine was partially severed while in police custody. Today's announcement isn’t a victory but it’s certainly an important step towards accountability. What we need next is transparency. Until we know the the truth about how many young Black and brown people are brutalized by police encounters every...
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