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  •  But that's the thing (2+ / 0-)
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    Code Monkey, Berkeley Fred

    The other option is to just let insurance companies drop people's policies and then let Republicans channel that anger into blaming the ACA for the fact that they couldn't keep their insurance policy.

    Do you think that those people will enroll in the exchanges?

    At least this way, you'll probably at least get some of those people to go see if they can get a better/cheaper policy on the exchange.

    29, white male, TX-07 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 12:02:56 PM PST

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    •  It's true. (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not sure this is all a bad idea. I'm just nervous.

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      Formerly known as Jyrinx.

      by Code Monkey on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 12:33:38 PM PST

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    •  I'm still unclear on why... (0+ / 0-)

      people should get to keep junk policies at all. If Obama were going to apologize for anything, maybe it should have been, "Sorry for the misunderstanding.  If you like your insurance AND IT MEETS MINIMUM STANDARDS, you are free to keep it."  Even young, healthy people can fall prey to cancer or be involved in a catastrophic accident.  Then, when they show up at the hospital & their junk plan just doesn't cut it, who foots that bill?  The taxpayers.  And, it's not like their policies are being canceled & they have no options.  The open market is there for them to choose from.

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