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Fri Mar 21, 2014, 04:19 PM

29. It helped me too.

There is one group that isn't talked about that much, but there are many people like me, not old enough for Medicare but can no longer find a full time job with benefits, so we were forced to go out and purchase health insurance until Medicare kicks in. I had a bare bones policy with a $7500 deductible that cost me almost $300 a month. I had to jump through hoops to get that policy because $300 a month was considered inexpensive. I had to prove that I was physically fit with no pre-existing conditions. I had to take a blood test to prove I wasn't a smoker. I had to prove that my BMI was "acceptable" (25 or less). I had to swear under oath that I exercised on a regular basis.

I think the ACA is an amazing first step towards eventually having single payer, but there can't be one single person here on DU who really thinks President Obama could get single payer through. Just look at all the crap he's had to go through just to get the ACA off the ground. For God's sake; it went to the Supreme Court already.

But we all know that some people are never satisfied.

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