I call Your BS.
Living by myself
Bronze = 12$
Silver = 25$
Gold = 42$
Platinum = 24 to 119
Arun, you not looking at the price before the the tax credit.
I even have plans on every level but platinum that don't cost me a dollar.
Probabbly cause your fucking Governor Rick Perry is interfering some how.
Unless where you select your package page doesn't contain tax credits, no I'm not. I heard that buying out of the marketplace is cheaper too.
Originally Posted by Aborted
Yeah, let's just plunge ourselves into even more insurmountable debt. How exactly do you think that universal Medicare would be economically sound? Even if we were to completely nullify the budget of the US Defense and Military, we'd still have a $50 Billion deficit. Just where would the cashflow to fund a program even remotely of that scale come from, simply phase into existence? Wanting to help the cesspool we call the general populace is all fine and dandy, but it's just not possible, especially considering the fact that we already spend $800B on Medicare, but apparently that's not enough.
A big part of it comes from what Liz mentioned before, it's mostly driven up from profit, we're paying twice as much already as other single payer nations because of the money and greed that drives the insurance and healthcare industry. It's a double edged sword, you remove the profit, and they won't go chasing after cures for the money, assuming price of medicine plays a big factor. A single payer system saves money, but of course there would be a tax hike, but statistically switching to single payer has saved money. I read Vermont is the only state in the USA with a single payer healthcare system, and it was successful and some of congress wanted to implement it in the USA.