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#51 seany

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

Is that a monthly premium or yearly? Most folks I have spoken with who are on Masshealth pay between $1000-$1500 a year.

I had a gap last fall when I did not have health insurance. The cost for a Cobra plan from my prior employer was $350 per month. Private options were much more.

I now pay $1100 a year as a full time student in Mass as a NH resident. Thank you mass tax payers. :rolling:


I would pay more than that a month as an independent contractor

#52 Joker

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:44 PM

Is that a monthly premium or yearly? Most folks I have spoken with who are on Masshealth pay between $1000-$1500 a year.

I had a gap last fall when I did not have health insurance. The cost for a Cobra plan from my prior employer was $350 per month. Private options were much more.

I now pay $1100 a year as a full time student in Mass as a NH resident. Thank you mass tax payers. :rolling:

The $332-$401 is monthly.

I know you're half-kidding about the thank you but it does suck when one's money is being taken under threat of penalty to pay for others

#53 JBetty

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:45 PM

And if I were ever to get cancer or something I could be kicked off Anthem Blue Shield or any other comparable plan.



Doesn't this new law prohibit that?

#54 seany

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

Doesn't this new law prohibit that?


Yes - which gives me an incentive to get health insurance. As it stand now, as a self-employed contractor, I have the option to pay ~ $1500/mo and have no guarantees of anything other than doctors visits and routine surgeries/treatment. If I get something serious, all bets are off. I have no insurance pool to buffer my expense or provide incentive for the insurance company to continue to carry me - my coverage is at their discretion.

#55 JBetty

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:58 PM

Employer based health care for profit is so wrong, I don't even know where to start.

#56 deadheadskier

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:03 PM

The $332-$401 is monthly.

I know you're half-kidding about the thank you but it does suck when one's money is being taken under threat of penalty to pay for others


I pay property taxes, which in part go to funding my town's school system. Should I get a discount because I don't have kids using the service?

#57 Joker

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

I wish, I don't have kids either ;)

#58 deadheadskier

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:26 PM

I wish, I don't have kids either ;)


So your feelings are that you should only pay for the services that you personally use?

#59 Joker

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:32 PM

In a perfect world that would be ideal but I know it doesn't work like this.

Thing is the more they take from me to take care of others who might be abusing/scamming the system, the less I have to take care of myself and my loved ones.

Where do we draw the line? How much of my money should I be forced to give up?

#60 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

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#61 deadheadskier

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

So, when your house catches fire from a lightening strike, you pay the fire departments wages directly?

What else do you want? Tolls for side walks and every road that you personally use?

#62 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:48 PM

When or if?

#63 Joker

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

So, when your house catches fire from a lightening strike, you pay the fire departments wages directly?

What else do you want? Tolls for side walks and every road that you personally use?

I want to be able to spend my money the way I choose. I'm already paying for all the basic services. Now they want more to support other services for other people, when is it going to be enough? When they're taking 50, 60, 70% of MY money?

#64 vic

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:12 PM

gotta say, i agree with obama on this one:



oops :lol: