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dkchristi
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PostSubject: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyMon Oct 22, 2012 10:34 am

Who in their right mind would vote against the following in favor of maintaining the industrial/corporate complex's unneeded "welfare" loopholes and maintaining loopholes in taxes for the exceedingly wealthy - all of whom felt nothing, actually gained income, during the Bush years that destroyed the middle class. Get a grip people, the religious right is just a pawn of the republican party to maintain their privileged class by putting into legislation religious practices that religious right believers are free to continue.

Women will be the economic losers all around under a Romney/Ryan administration. Any woman who votes republican is voting against her mother, her grandmother, her sister, her daughters and any woman about whom she cares. She is voting against hard won rights for women in exchange for an erosion of all rights for women and minorities. Surely, no Christ in my religious and spiritual experience would expect that of women. Jesus Christ was respectful to women, even in his own time.

Health Care Coverage: ACT Changes
Several changes have been mandated by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The new rules now require most health insurance plans to cover preventive care. If your family doesn't make a lot of office visits each year, this coverage mandate may make a high deductible, low monthly premium plan more attractive.
In 2013, there aren't many changes scheduled that would impact individual coverage decisions, but in 2014, the following are scheduled to take place:
Discrimination of pre-existing conditions or gender will be prohibited
Annual limits on insurance coverage will be eliminated
Coverage will be extended to clinical trial participants
Eligible low-income workers will receive tax credits to help them afford coverage
Individuals and small businesses will be able to shop for more competitive rates via health insurance exchanges
Qualified small businesses and nonprofits will receive tax credits up to 50 percent to help defray the cost of offering health plans
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyMon Oct 22, 2012 11:42 pm

DK. Thanks for clearing up those sticky points. An affordable Health Care plan with emphasis on "affordable" is needed. This affects the "47%" catgegory of Americans - those who need it most. The rich don't need a plan. They either have the funds to get the care they require or have it by virtue of their governmental office.
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyTue Oct 23, 2012 5:54 am

Unemployed people who have exhausted their benefits need some affordable health insurance also. I don't know why they don't understand this. The act only affects me personally in terms of increased medicare benefits without co-pays and extended medicare to 2024 - which is major. However, I do favor the program because I believe in a healthy country and find the republicans criminal for mounting a propaganda program against it - it will not resolve the debt crisis by destroying the opportunity for health care for the nation at less cost than emergency care is now provided. Terrible.
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyWed Jan 08, 2014 11:05 am

Received an email that invites one to subscribe to “Health Care for Christians.”
“Medi Share is healthcare reform for Christians!”
 
Healthcare exemption for Christians
https://medi-share.org/ms/lp/Medical-Bill-Sharing_11-1.aspx?leadsource=Internet-Email&custentity_urlreferralid=msc0187_Townhall
 
My response to this email was:
I think the Healthcare Reform for Christians is nuts.  First you must define what a "Christian" is.  It is certainly not the Tea Party or for that matter, the GOP Christian proclaimers.
 
Those who claim to be Christian and who want to be seen as Patriotic, would have endorsed the Affordable Health Care Act, dubbed Obama Care by the GOP.  However, because it was instituted by a non-white (that reflects bigotry), the program has experienced problems, i.e.,  stumbling blocks to keep people in need from getting healthcare.  If that is a Christian act, then I don't want to be a Christian nor do I want to associate with any so-called Christians that want to deny the needy and have a program "Just for Christians". 
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyWed Jan 08, 2014 3:25 pm

I think Christ would be very disappointed in who proclaims themselves "Christians." They bear little resemblance to the tolerance and brotherly/sisterly love encouraged by Jesus Christ. I agree about anything singled out for "Christians" as though they are better than any other religion as a false representation of Christ's teaching. If anything, Christ would be considered a socialist or communist in the purest since of those two philosophies though they would not fit exactly. It is so great to share a forum with people who actually think, not behave like parrots who are afraid someone will steel their peanuts.
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyWed Jan 08, 2014 3:34 pm

1/8/2014

                 Well a shock today my Dr. wanted me to have a Colonoscopy because two
                years ago they found six polyps non cancerous, thank God. Anyway I called
                the Endocopy Center to see what my co-pay was , I almost went into a state
                of shock $150- they claim that Humana has to go by the Medicare guidelines,
                I thought that was suppose to be no fee , that all tests that were important
                couldn't be overcharged, they called my insurance and said this is what they
                told them......I'm furious !!!!!! I told them I was retired, I had to make payment
                plan or they won't do it, I did read in their papers a Colonoscopy costs $2,500-

                                                             Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyWed Jan 08, 2014 10:13 pm

Joe.  I would be outraged as I think you are.  Fight it.
The more I learn about American healthcare, the more I am outraged knowing that there is a better way.  All of this confirms my decision to live where I do and have a healthcare program that caters to the patient and not the insurance companies.  We have no co-pay.  Cost of any procedure plays no role.  If a procedure is needed, you get it.

With healthcare being still a big issue in the news, tell your story.  You might even write to President Obama about it.  Fight, fight, fight.  It is your life at stake.
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyThu Jan 09, 2014 2:25 am

Fundamentalism, I think, is giving Christianity a bad name that it doesn't altogether deserve.  It's a bit like thinking that all US citizens are Republicans, or that all Texans are like Ted Cruz.

The Christian healthcare thing seems a bit ridiculous.  How is membership in the group determined?  Is it limited to a single denomination?  So many of the conservative denominations claim to be the only valid one, but those are just claims.  It seems a shame that they speak so loud that many assume they represent the entire religion.  It's kind of like those ads for a Christian dating service.  What are they afraid of? Contamination?   If they've been saved, what does it matter.  It's a bit like that comment that has been showing up lately on Facebook:  If you don't approve of gay marriage, don't marry a gay person.  Simple fix.

Joe, did Humana give you a list or booklet up front showing what would or would not be covered and the amounts for co-pays on various tests and procedures?  Have you checked to see if the ACA could show you something better?  Abe has a good idea re writing a letter to President Obama, it seems to me.  Being proactive can help in these situations.
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyFri Jan 10, 2014 3:38 pm

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                      I went for my test today and they found four polyops, non cancerous.
                  so I go back in two years...

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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyFri Jan 10, 2014 11:27 pm

That's good news, Joe.
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptySat Jan 11, 2014 8:00 am

1/11/2014

                      Abe..

                               Thank You ! I was a bit dis-oriented afterwards from the drug,
                       I've noticed that places like this which is a Endoscopy Center and 
                       belongs to the hospital, anyone working their except a few are like
                       a big business, and some people up front and in back who take info
                       have either a bad attitude or Corp. attitude, like I was asked what
                       illness I had and I said Congestive Heart Failure, she asked me how
                       do you know that ? I said hello I've had it for 8 or 9 years. It was
                       the way she talked to me. To me it seemed like a factory........

                                                               Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptySat Jan 11, 2014 8:21 am

Unfortunately, Joe, medical care is not what it used to be and never will be again. Once the huge profits available to pharmaceutical companies, hospitals. surgeons, manufacturers of equipment, etc. became a fact of life in this country, there is no turning back. The Affordable Care Act is an attempt to make positive inroads, but too many hands were in the design pot.

The best thing is to be grateful for good health when present, good reports, and an occasional exceptional primary care physician (I have one). Glad you are fine.
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                          DK..
                                   " Thank You !, I appreciate your thoughts and good wishes."

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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyMon Jan 13, 2014 9:18 am

So glad you are okay.
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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyMon Jan 13, 2014 10:44 am

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                      Alice..

                                 " Thank You !"  It actually read nine polyps, I have to give my Dr.
                     tomorrow let him read it. For the past four to five weeks I have been eating
                     the Mediterranean way. Mornings, 12 grain bread olive oil on plate. Lunch can
                     be Yogurt( Greek ) I put in it chopped walnuts, pecans, figs, dates, sometimes
                     I put prunes. Or the next day I have an egg with whole grain bread on side. For
                     Dinner I usually have the choice of Roast chicken, Pork Tenderloin lean, Salmon
                     Buffalo meat ( it's 85% less fat than beef, healthier , their raised on ranches and
                     they eat nothing but grass, one buffalo can weigh 700-2000 lbs ! You cook it
                     less than beef because the fat is so low, had last night buffalo burger, and the 
                     funny thing is it costs just the same as beef.)  I also eat steamed vegetables 
                     with olive oil on it, sometimes I eat three beans Kidney, Pinto, Black Beans. Fruits
                     have to be fresh. If I desire something sweet I'll eat a few dates or walnuts or
                     pecans.So far I've lost 8 lbs ! Another 15 to go, my Dr. will be happy. I always 
                     use Olive Oil....Here's the page for the Mediterranean food group.

             http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/health-topics/healthy-lifestyle/documents/Mediterranean.pdf
                    
       
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Do you have to pay for that,  really?  Call up and dispute.
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                 Alice..

                           A co-pay is a co-pay , no way to get around it.

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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyMon Jan 13, 2014 12:05 pm

If the medicare and ACA say it is a free screening - it is a free screening. Fight it.
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                  I was told by their office that it's the medicare guidelines.

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PostSubject: Re: Affordable Health Care Act   Affordable Health Care Act EmptyMon Jan 13, 2014 1:03 pm

Joe, when you took out the policy, they should have given you a list, a catalog, or booklet showing what was covered and the co-pay for each.   If you don't have that documentation, you have a right to ask for it.
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