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How Risky Is It to Be Uninsured?
American Magazine, by Christopher J. Conover

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Posted By:EagleBlurst, 7/23/2014 9:54:52 AM

In a recent survey, 48 percent of uninsured respondents did not plan on looking for information on the health insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act, or had not heard about them. Are uninsured people ignorant? Or might the poll reflect a well-reasoned choice? What are the actual risks associated with being uninsured? Lack of coverage may increase the odds of early death and slightly reduce everyday health status. Yet, at most, one year of being uninsured yields a loss of life expectancy of 16 healthy days of life (roughly equivalent to experiencing the foot problems

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Distorted, 7/23/2014 10:16:14 AM     (No. 9936621)

It is our job in life to provide for our own needs, not the job of the guy across the street. Do not expect me to pay for your essentials like health care and especially your peripherals uch as birth control.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/23/2014 10:40:47 AM     (No. 9936659)

Good article. First common sense analysis I have seen. Leftists analysis consists of communist zeal.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: columba, 7/23/2014 12:22:25 PM     (No. 9936820)

Until I was 18 my "insurance" was my parents (who were not insured). The Navy took over for one enlistment period. Then I was uninsured until an employer (I was 26) provided hospital insurance. But from age 28 until age 40 I was uninsured again. Then i got a State job and now I am a Senior who discovered the VA.
All of this is normal for people my age, and most of us are still alive and healthy.
Obamacare is a step back in time to the dependance once offered to us by our parents.
Q: How risky is it be uninsured?
A: Not very.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/23/2014 10:57:25 PM     (No. 9937440)

Actually, someone who was using a local clinic on a sliding scale was refused care after October. They were told to enroll online because they only saw immigrants now. Anybody that went to the clinic or ER without insurance was told to enroll in Ocare.

Before if you didn´t have insurance and went to the ER, you were helped with the bill or enrolled in Medicaid.

The example of 1% paying is foolish. It cost me over $1100 a month with a $2500 deductible. Mr. Conover doesn´t see the real world much.





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