Appreciate what you've got, folks.

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  1. Puss_in_boots

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    I keep hearing from my American friends and family how much it sucks to live in America right now and how horrible President Obama is, but I just wanted to make it clear that it's so much worse over here.

    Tomorrow I'll have to go and see my neurologist and I just know it's going to cost me a fortune: about $40. And my medication runs a ridiculous $30 for a four-month supply. I just don't know how I manage it. I wish I was back in the US where I know I'd be paying thousands of dollars for the same treatment. And the fact that no insurance company will offer me coverage due to my pre-existing medical condition is just better all around. Those companies need to make money and someone like me is a huge liability. In fact, it would be much more convenient for them if I just died. What the hell is Obama thinking trying to pass a health care reform bill? Doesn't he know that Americans care more about money than they do about peoples' lives?

    What an un-American freak.
     
  2. Dreama

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    I definitely think Obama is doing the best job he can and I do think we need health care reform, and I hope we get it passed. I am the hippy girl of this forum though.
     
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    But what will happen to all those poor millionaires?
     
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    I know-I was just trying to keep my post lighthearted as discussions of politics tend to turn ugly, after awhile. But yes, I know this.
     
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    But if you don't pay thousands of dollars for health care, then insurance companies don't make any money :(
     
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    We do need a new system. The hell of it is, the insurance companies can't be expected to change what works for them, and our federal government is woefully bloated and proven many times over that it is incapable of running a lean cost effective program.

    Not that I have an answer. But I do have insurance. I buy $2000 worth of meds a month but only have to pay $100 out of pocket. I get several thousand dollars worth of medical treatments every month, but I only have to pay $25 a month. Less than $150 out of every paycheck covers our family of 3.
     
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    Your forgetting to add the cost of the insurance itself :p
     
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    $150 out of every paycheck. I don't make much but it doesn't break me. Especially considering how much insurance I cash in on.
     
  10. Puss_in_boots

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    You're one of the lucky ones, Hard Rocker. I'd certainly be glad to pay for insurance, if any company would insure me, that is.