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pond sailor

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In Topic: So explain to me where the "affordable" is in the ACA???

08 April 2014 - 03:40 PM

"Most company plans offer a lot more than the minimum ACA coverage, dental, vision, psych, etc."


Dental was a separate plan that I payed for through payroll deduction, no vision, psych is covered by both.


I did take a much higher deductible. It makes sense for us considering my and my wife's use of health care.

In Topic: So explain to me where the "affordable" is in the ACA???

08 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

"Cobra was an artificially stupid price to discourage people from dropping off of employer plans."


Not entirely sure what you mean here Jeff. My understanding of Cobra is a mandated insurance availability when your previous employer offered  insurance. I'm being dropped because I will no longer work there and they have to offer Cobra.


​My options were Cobra or individual insurance. I chose individual insurance procured through the ACA website.

In Topic: So explain to me where the "affordable" is in the ACA???

08 April 2014 - 03:14 PM

Real life anecdotal...In the process of changing jobs. New company (small start up) doesn't offer health care. Cobra insurance $1400/month. Insurance procured through ACA web site (no tax credit available) $649.


Edit to add


wife and my doctor accepts and all local hospitals/ER's accept

In Topic: The New American Dream

06 February 2014 - 04:33 PM

Want to cut health care costs....let dying people die. Harsh I know, went through it with my 94 year old father. Hospital wanted to do all sorts of tests and other health care, family said no thank you. Took Dad home  and made him as comfortable as possible for his remaining time.



In Topic: "No solution to making Obamacare work" Jim Moran liberal D fro

28 January 2014 - 06:39 PM

It looks like the demographic of 25 to 44 year old make up 31.6% in Virginia. Why would they expect anything much more than 27% of the applicants to be in that age range?


 range                population %

Under 5 years   461,982    6.5

5 to 9 years      495,084     7.0

10 to 14 years  495,955     7.0

15 to 19 years  484,065     6.8

20 to 24 years  480,574     6.8

25 to 34 years 1,036,965  14.6

35 to 44 years 1,200,690  17.0

45 to 54 years   999,256   14.1

55 to 59 years   358,442     5.1

60 to 64 years   273,169     3.9

65 to 74 years   432,456     6.1

75 to 84 years   272,611     3.9

85 years and over87,266     1.2

Read more: Virginia Demographic Statistics http://www.infopleas...l#ixzz2rif4XstS