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    Doh Impending Shutdown- Does it Affect you?

    Is anyone worried about the impending shutdown? Right now our family is praying that the healthcare/obummercare is repealed or defunded. There's no way possible that we can come up with the additional $600 per Month to pay for the cheapest insurance we could find. To top it all off, our deductible is $10,000 per year before it covers anything at all. Basically- we'd have to have a major astronomical "illness" or near death experience for it to even cover us. To put it in perspective, we haven't paid out more than $3,000 TOTAL for healthcare per year for the last 10 years. We pay cash for all of our medical bills. This "healthcare reform" is killing our budget.

    Is it affecting you? Are you worried about the shutdown?
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    Default Re: Impending Shutdown- Does it Affect you?

    Yes, it's impacting our family, but I WANT them to shut down. I want those fools to stop shoving their "healthcare plan" down our throats! I tried signing up for coverage as the law mandates but it's adding $590 a month to our expenses and like you, that's with NO dat gum coverage! I don't know how they expect people to magically come up with that money and if you don't they TAX you for not having insurance, did you know that? They actually TAX you at the end of the year like $285 per month, per family.

    How is that even constitutional or legal??
    Rolling with the Punches, folks, nothing to see here...

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    Damn! We were supposed to be spending next weekend at a National Park camping with the family and now it's closed & they're chaining the gates.

    We don't have health insurance and we have no plans to purchase it. I'm not interested in being part of a socialist healthcare program. My Nephew is heading off to college next fall and was originally going to be a doctor/surgeon. He's decided against it because of the Obama Care plan; he says his career counselor has explained the ins and outs and there isn't any way that he'll be able to make enough money as a doctor under that plan to pay off his student debts before he's 45 years old. That's a pretty daunting way of figuring out your future career.

    It's affecting our entire family on multiple levels and I think I've signed just about every petition I can find to repeal #Odummercare .

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    Default Re: Impending Shutdown- Does it Affect you?

    It's no longer an impending shutdown, it happened. It's sad that we elected these fools and now we're all the ones paying the price. I'd love to see this mess repealed! #ABetterWay

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    I'm going to add in my .02 because when my husband went to work yesterday, his boss informed him that he was going to have to cut his hours at work starting the first of the year due to the "Affordable Care Act".
    My husband went from full-time with a company for the last 14 years to PART TIME because of this Asinine "Law"! Not only will we have to figure out HOW to pay our monthly bills on less, now we have a NEW monthly bill to contend with! I've already told our daughter she can't be in band this year because we can't afford the school fees ($50 per child + $15 class fee).

    This bill is little more than a Tax and I don't understand how it still has ANY support at all, are there that many RICH people out there?? I'd like to see these Congressman & House Reps live off $24,000 a year with a family.

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    To your original question on the shutdown and the impact. Does it effect me? Not directly at the moment. However, I have a heart and I see the damage being done. WIC has shutdown, that is a lifeline for so many little ones and now the family can't get help. I wont discuss the Affordable Care Act, other than to say it isn't so very affordable. I watched the speech yesterday. Compromise is a two way street. The House has been trying, the other side has to give also. This isn't so much a Republican vs Democrate, it is more like a couple of two-year olds not willing to share and a parent sitting back and letting it hurt all of the other family members. Having 800,000 people out of work and pay added to those already in that situation does not help the economy. Nor does a healthcare plan that causes businesses to decrease hours of employees because they can't afford to cover them. Going from a full-time job to a part-time does not work to pay for the house, car, food, healthcare, etc. This puts more people in need of assistance that is not there, how are they to survive.

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    Default Re: Impending Shutdown- Does it Affect you?

    Quote Originally Posted by wilbe95 View Post
    Compromise is a two way street. The House has been trying, the other side has to give also. This isn't so much a Republican vs Democrate, it is more like a couple of two-year olds not willing to share and a parent sitting back and letting it hurt all of the other family members.

    First and foremost, it's ALWAYS the Middle Class and the Poor that take the brunt of the political fallout, which is sad and needless.

    I'm not a fan of Any Forced Healthcare plan, regardless of who presents it.
    I don't agree with Republicans or Democrats- we don't need a divided nation, we need a United Nation.
    If both sides would stop trying to shove their special interests into the bills/laws and we wouldn't be in this position to begin with.
    We need Less Government, not more.
    It's really NOT that difficult to create an affordable healthcare program for all citizens, one simply needs to revamp the laws for the insurance industry and disallow discrimination for pre-existing condtions. (Essentially, if you're a woman you are a Walking Pre-existing condition!)

    Did you know that Law Congress must Pass a budget EVERY year? Did you also know they haven't passed a Budget since 2009? Why do they get away with continually breaking the laws that THEY created to begin with?

    I'm concerned about the long term effects of this implementation and the little bits of legalese that are slipping through as more and more of the plan is revealed. Last year when our son broke both bones in his arm, we had no insurance what-so-ever and we paid for it entirely out of pocket. My husband also threw his back out and had multiple doctor appointments, not too mention visits to the optometrist and 2-3 sets of eyeglasses that we purchased out of pocket. With all of those things, the surgeon, radiology bills, etc, it was still Several thousand dollars LESS than what we are now being forced to pay after monthly fees and deductibles. That's not what I'd call "Affordable", any means.

    With that all said, our family is directly affected both the shutdown and #obamacare - the costs for those that are self employed are astronomical, despite the so-called "caps" and we're starting to discover that the "Penalties" for not having this plan far exceeds the estimated $2850 Fee per year, per family.

    There are so many things wrong with our Country right now, I just hope we see our way through this without another war (civil or otherwise) or great depression.
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    Default Re: Impending Shutdown- Does it Affect you?

    I don't wish to speak about the Obamacare (I do not support it) but I find that all these corporations who are cutting their workforces down to part time, so they do not have to provide health care, are more than likely just money hungry. IMHO

 

 
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