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Will regular folks be able to purchase Major Health Insurance if the Bill passes?

Major Insurances such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna have higher premiums. Regular folks like me can't afford the premiums. I was wondering if the Bill passes could low income families obtain services from Major Insurances.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Mar. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (17)
  • It varies by state, but most adults do not qualify for medicaid. If you have some massive bill-inducing illness you can put in for it, but unless you have a ton of medical bills already unpaid, you don't qualify if you're over 18. My SIL and her husband are both laid off. When the COBRA ran out, she was approved for medicaid because she has cancer and is in the middle of chemo. Her husband does not get medicaid, despite them having the same identical financial and employment situation jointly. Her teenage son qualifies because he's under 18, her daughter who is already 18 but still in high school, does not.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:34 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • If it's for free, perhaps medicaid would be appropriate in your particular situation.

    Medicaid is quite comprehensive and millions of people do fine with it.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:20 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • Medicaid is quite comprehensive and millions of people do fine with it.

    Medicaid doctors are the worse.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • If it's for free, perhaps medicaid would be appropriate in your particular situation.

    We don't qualify for medicaid.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • How do you know that medicaid doctors are the worst?


    If you have the intelligence to tell that, you should be in school somewhere, faker.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:24 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • If it's for free, perhaps medicaid would be appropriate in your particular situation.

    We don't qualify for medicaid.

    Then try to work something with your employer and if you have an union they can help you too.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • Well, if you make less than 20,000 you can go medicaid. From 20-80,000 you can get subsidies (on a sliding scale) to by into the government exchange. (actually the public option they say doesn't exist) If you still can't afford it they will fine you and take your tax refund. If there is none they will toss you in jail if you don't make arrangements to pay. If you want private insurance for whatever reason or have it through your employer, you will get to pay the new and improved HIGHER price(sarcasm there) that Obama promised would be lower.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:34 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • I am not sure I fully understand this medicaid as a choice....eve n for lower incomes you all are talking about. Here in AL medicaid is only for pregnant women and children. No other adults qualify. Is that going to change?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • anon :38, are you by chance talking about WIC? That isn't the same as Medicaid.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • How long do you think the Major Insurers will be able to stay in business once corporations and employers stop using their services.
    voni681

    Answer by voni681 at 11:44 AM on Mar. 21, 2010

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