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Phoenix61

(16,892 posts)
Sun Dec 3, 2017, 03:38 PM Dec 2017

The stupid hurts

I have a dear friend who is incredibly caring and well educated. We were talking about Obamacare and she is hoping it goes away. She is convinced that market place insurance policies won't cover any expenses for cancer care unless it's stage IV. WTF is wrong with people?

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The stupid hurts (Original Post) Phoenix61 Dec 2017 OP
You need a better class of friends RainCaster Dec 2017 #1
Too much FauxNews? Ferrets are Cool Dec 2017 #2
That's what I'm thinking nt Phoenix61 Dec 2017 #5
She is willfully ignorant dalton99a Dec 2017 #3
Wow. I had an almost identical conversation with a good friend last night! janx Dec 2017 #4
I just don't get it. Phoenix61 Dec 2017 #6
Some people don't think they have the time for that. janx Dec 2017 #9
It burns too Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2017 #7
Perhaps if it really did burn, fewer people would be stupid. n/t Different Drummer Dec 2017 #8

RainCaster

(10,524 posts)
1. You need a better class of friends
Sun Dec 3, 2017, 04:47 PM
Dec 2017

If this was happening in her family I bet she would sing a different tune.

janx

(24,128 posts)
4. Wow. I had an almost identical conversation with a good friend last night!
Sun Dec 3, 2017, 05:11 PM
Dec 2017

Her husband is battling cancer (and winning), but she said that they somehow owed $7,000 for part of the treatment that their insurance would not cover. Her husband is privately insured. She blamed Obamacare.

Both she and her husband work in healthcare. I think they were freaked out about Obamacare from the start, and this event simply fueled that narrative.

Phoenix61

(16,892 posts)
6. I just don't get it.
Sun Dec 3, 2017, 09:00 PM
Dec 2017

How can someone be that wrong. All anyone has to do is spend a little time researching what they want to learn about.

janx

(24,128 posts)
9. Some people don't think they have the time for that.
Sun Dec 3, 2017, 09:28 PM
Dec 2017

It's easier to go along with the narrative they have believed earlier.

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