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  •  I would think the insurance companies... (12+ / 0-)

    would push back against this. If people are blocked from buying insurance through subsidies that's less money the insurance companies get. I can't think they would be happy being denied that money. The medicaid expansion, sure, they could get behind denying that, may end up with more people on the exchanges and buying their 'product'. But the subsidies?

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 01:15:58 PM PDT

    •  Yup - that's pretty much what I was (5+ / 0-)

      thinking.

      The whole point of ACA was pretty much a gift to the health ins. companies. I'm NOT saying it's bad; it is certainly a beginning that we sorely need.  But, let's not fool ourselves - these ins. companies need the extra bodies badly and the subsidies that go with them.   After all, according to them, someone needs to pay....

    •  Well, it's also people (3+ / 0-)

      they don't have to cover.

      "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

      by Joan McCarter on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 01:32:15 PM PDT

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      •  But a lot of this group... (3+ / 0-)
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        are young healthy 20 somethings who are having trouble finding more then minimum wage jobs. It would make sense if it were the medicaid folks below poverty level who are more likely to be sick already, but this is the people from 133% of poverty to 400% of poverty. They've been struggling, but they are not in general as sick as the rest.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 01:42:03 PM PDT

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    •  The Hospitals should push back (1+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM

      They are the ones that ultimately get stiffed when the uninsured show up in the emergency room with problems that are very expensive to treat (and often problems that could have been prevented if the uninsured actually had the means to go to a doctor for early treatment).

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