(12-22-2013, 08:22 AM)CuckooKill Wrote:(12-22-2013, 07:32 AM)Wayne5 Wrote: I have a whole thread about my experience on http://www.healthcare.gov. I used it, it worked, I got insurance. I used it during prime time, not late a night. The questions were easy and the kinds of things you would expect. income, address, names, SS numbers, do you smoke?, are you disabled and can't work?, that about it.
Today I saw an old friend I haven't seen in months. She said she was going skip insurance because she thought the web site didn't work. I assured her that it did, I told her my experience. She decided to go home and do it. People die because they don't have insurance.
This doesn't mean that I agree with anything else "not sure" has to say.
BS people dont die because they dont have insurance. People that dont have insurance die because we dont have cures for cancer or their kidneys fail but not because they dont have insurance.
If I go to the hospital right now they will see without any insurance and then refer me to a doctor that will see me for followup care.
I live in Texas, we have the most uninsured people of any state. I watch them die. If you are part of the working poor, you cant get on medicaid here. If I get sick in a major city like Houston or Dallas I may get enough treatment to stay alive but in the country where the county pays for treatment of people that can't pay you are dead meat. They offer you hospice and all the La La drugs you want, and once they start those drugs you don't care if you live or die. You are just wrong on this one.