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ACA Choices for South Carolina, 2016

My former health insurer, Consumer's Choice, was unwilling to continue in the South Carolina Healthcare Marketplace for 2016, so I was faced with the prospect of looking for a new provider. Unfortunately this left me with only two choices, BC/BS (54 plans) or Aetna (two plans.)

My old Silver policy had a premium of $435.00 a month with a $3500.00 deductible and an equal out-of-pocket. The cheapest BC/BS Bronze plan will be $520.00 per month with a deductible of $6,300.00 with an out-of-pocket of $6,850.00. Aetna's cheapest plan (Silver) starts at $890.00 per month...

Granted, prior to the ACA I was not able to purchase ANY insurance, but with this new hike in rates and deducts, I am defacto unable to afford health insurance once again. Because of my and my wife's (currently uninsured) combined income we are not eligible for any subsidies. I'm still not sure I understand the "Affordable" in the "Affordable Care Act."

P.S. - Fuck the Republicans
Posted by StandingInLeftField | Sat Dec 5, 2015, 12:46 PM (12 replies)

Bernie's Charleston SC Meeting Postponed Due To Tragic Shooting

An email I received last night:


Given the horrific attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bernie is postponing his visit to Charleston, which was originally scheduled for Sunday.

The healing of the Charleston community has to be the only priority in this time of mourning.

Thank you,

Bernie 2016"

Others have posted his email and video condolences to the victims' families and comments about the shooting elsewhere on DU.
Posted by StandingInLeftField | Fri Jun 19, 2015, 08:00 AM (0 replies)

Bernie Sanders Charleston SC venue change (OP title change due to tragedy)

(Because of the tragic mass killing in Charleston on Wednesday evening, I have changed the title of this thread. The original title read "Bernie Sanders wil NOT be meeting at the ILA headquarters in Charleston SC..." I did not want any DU'ers who had not previously seen the OP to think the venue had changed or the meeting was cancelled due to the shooting. Bernie has issued a emotional response to the shooting and has labelled it for what it was - a racially-motivated killing.)

Over 1,000 people in ultra-red Charleston SC have signed up to see Bernie. The ILA headquarters is just not big enough to accommodate that many folks. So, the new location is 244 President Street, Charleston SC. The time for the meeting remains the same - 7:00 PM, Sunday, June 21.

Here's the link to Bernie's organizing page for Charleston: https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/townmeeting/jjq

See you there!
Posted by StandingInLeftField | Thu Jun 18, 2015, 07:30 AM (14 replies)

Just RSVP'd to see Bernie!

June 21st in Charleston SC, my adopted hometown (for the time being.) 7:00 at the International Longshoreman's Association, 1142 Morrison Drive.

I am very, very excited about this. Any others in the area, please go to berniesanders.com to sign up!
Posted by StandingInLeftField | Fri Jun 12, 2015, 02:12 PM (6 replies)
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