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Giving Peace of Mind Back to the American People

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Across the country, working families have been saddled with huge rate increase in their health insurance premiums. In California, consumers were informed of rate hikes as high as 39 percent, and in Michigan, insurers sought a 56 percent increase and---->


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Kit B (276)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:57 am
This is THE WHITE HOUSE BLOG on health care. I hope you will read it and then we can discuss our options or whether or not we have options. This is about everyone of you, whether you believe health care is a right of all citizens or you believe health care is only for those who can afford insurance. One thing I think we can all agree on; the current Senate bill offers little reform, will take too long before the effects are felt and will be costly in it's current from, I hope you'll offer your thoughts.

I think we just might find better ways.

Join the Care group for action on Washington DC - state capitals, local towns and cities. It a fight for all of us. ----- Join and be a part of a VOICE!

Gloria L (58)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 3:30 pm
Kit, My impression is that this is blah! Just let the insurance companies do what they want just so they explain themselves (with their slick justifications. I want health care for all. Lets get the middle men out. Maybe I just don't understand the system, but whenever I say this, something stinks somewhere. Power back to the people if possible, otherwise I am preparing for the end. Gloria

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 4:38 pm
I'm picking just one Q & A. from the blog: this was included in the "I Have NO Insurance" selection
Q: Can I afford coverage?
A: Clearly, the system we have today is broken. If you don’t have health coverage, there’s no limit on how much insurance companies can charge you, and they can decide to refuse to sell you a policy at their whim. Health insurance reform will change all of that.

•For the first time in history, there will be limits on how much anyone will have to pay to receive health care coverage. And depending upon your income, you may be among the tens of millions of Americans who will get a tax credit to to help pay for your coverage.
•And for the first time in history, insurance companies will no longer be allowed to simply tell you “no”. They will be required to offer coverage regardless of your health status, and they cannot jack up rates or drop you from your coverage when you get sick.

Okay - 1st: There Always was a Limit on how much people paid, because either you couldn't afford to buy it to begin with - OR, once you Couldn't Pay it, it WAS too much & you didn't pay & lost it!
2nd: "depending on your income" means you MAY get a Tax Credit - or it Could be that your "income" is decided like they did Student Loan "income" (Net income, & they GET 20% of THAT, no matter what else you Need to pay - like rent, food, etc.)..
Now the second part: Insurance Companies can't say NO, sounds great, but if They Can't say NO, then you Can't get Medicaid either!:(

Sorry, This does NOT give me ANY peace of mind!:(

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 4:43 pm
This "question" gives me a Little bit of hope, in that it doesn't come right out & say there WON'T be a Government Run Option :

"You will have access to new insurance choices in the same insurance marketplace where all members of Congress will buy their insurance, receive tax credits to help you afford coverage if needed, and get protections from insurance company abuses like denying you coverage based on pre-existing conditions."

Q: Am I going to be forced into a government plan?
A: No.

•You will be able to shop among private insurance plans that will be sold in the insurance exchange---a marketplace where you can choose what is right for you and where members of Congress will also buy their insurance. Today many markets are dominated by one or two insurance companies. That will change, and you will have many more affordable choices than you have today.

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 4:45 pm
"where members of Congress will also buy their insurance." - I hope that means THEY will have to buy their Own Insurance instead of us paying for Their Healthcare!

Jill P (64)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 5:50 pm
It is just a bunch of propoganda tripe, typical of the White House.
Expanded Medicare for All is the ONLY cost effective option that will cover ALL Americans PLUS their dental, eye care and prescription WITHOUT costing $1 trillion. It is not radical, it is Medicare expanded to all.

Sign the Health Care is a Civil Right Petition being circulated by Kucinich.
Learn more, sign petitions, send faxes at;
Physicians for a National Health Plan
Healthcare Now
Health Justice
The California Nurses Association
Single Payer Action
Mobilization for Health Care for All
Medicare for All
Sign up with these groups and get notices of call in days to flood congress, and letter writing campaigns. The last group gives reminders for these.
All these groups have been working together, not separately. These are the best, most active groups on single payer. They don't cave in to fake "public options". Single Payer or nothing.
When it comes to saving lives, compromise is NOT an option!
We were promised an Expanded Medicare when it was started over 60 years ago. Time is up! We are due.

US Veteran (95)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 9:14 am
If our lame ass goverment would stop bailing out failed business managers and their businesses and stop waging wars that do nothing but chase fear, we would all have free unlimited health care.
Blue Cross has announced an across the board 60% in premium increases for Montanans with no explanation or reason.
Time to stop the bullshit and cancell your policy, put your money under your matress, and flood your county clinics and state hospitals for a year or two so the Insurance Giants and Big Pharma will get the message or go broke like they are breaking us all.
March on DC, take back your government and your country.

Katz R (54)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 10:47 am
it's a nightmare

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 3:02 pm
What is the point of paying for health care premiums when you can't afford to pay the rent or mortgage to keep a roof over your head, or food on the table, or stay warm so you don't freeze to death in some of our northern states.
The fewer who are covered due to whatever reason, too high of cost, pre-existing conditions, the lists go on, it is at the Insurers whim who gets it or not, so as fewer pay the premiums, they charge those who are on the health care more and more to make up for less and less.
People got to stand together.....and US Veteran makes a lot of sense. I know for those who have serious medical conditions it might not be what they want to do, but your being held hostage anyways. A system that takes care of your health For Profit, is no system at all in the greedy and crocked world.

Lynne L (71)
Monday March 15, 2010, 8:20 pm
there's something about this blog that smells to me. it feels like a slick salesman is trying to dump a lemon on me and i feel irritated and annoyed that he has no respect for my intelligence.
sorry, i just don't buy it.
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