• Yesterday I mentioned to my clinic where I get treated that I didn't know what I would do if I lost my insurance with all this political

    Asked by LisaR on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Yesterday I mentioned to my clinic where I get treated that I didn't know what I would do if I lost my insurance with all this political

    crap going on. The receptionist simply said they would help me find another doctor. Can they just drop me like that?

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    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      To BuckeyeShelby, thanks for sharing that story. I'm always surprised when patients don't know a doctor legally has the option not to see a patient---imagine going thru school and residency all those years and when you finally went to work, you had to put up with screaming, cursing patients!

      To Molly72, I do try to avoid petty and untrue statements, but need you to tell me specifically what is petty or untrue about what I said. Here's my quote:

      "That said, I don't expect you to lose your insurance because of the new healthcare. Things I've heard mentioned are able bodied young people will have to go to work rather than be on Medicaid, which is the way it always was until Obama changed it."

      I was explaining one reason for people the CBO said would lose their insurance. I hope your daughter finds a full-time job soon. Sometimes relocating helps.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      I will repeat your untrue & petty & generalized statement:
      "able bodied young people will have to go to work rather than be on Medicaid, which is the way it always was until Obama changed it."

      Let's not be callous about young people who do work, do work hard and for very little money.
      They can not afford medical insurance, and it looks like in the future, if our selfish Republicans
      in Washington have their way, 14 + million Americans will also not be able to have any insurance.

      Many young people are working, or furthering their education, or even raising a family. They are doing the best that they can. Not all have had the social/economic upbringing that you & I have had. Not to empathize with them is neither helping them or even yourself.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Jalemans' Avatar
      Jalemans

      Hmm... I can only speak from my own experience, but, I know many young working people who were able to get insurance due to the ACA who would otherwise not be able to afford ins otherwise. These people are bank tellers, customer service reps, hair stylists, and food servers. At $10/hr, for example, they only gross @ $20K/yr if they work full time. A simple apartment costs @$1000/mo. Then they have food & transportation costs.

      I have never met a single person who didn't work because they could get medical insurance by not working.

      I think there is a misconception about this.

      almost 4 years ago

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