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I support what the president is trying to do, but I must admit I am a bit worried about what mandated coverage for individuals will mean. I don't think I could afford another bill right now. I understand that expemptions would be made for people who are low income but the details are all pretty fuzzy. How will they decide what low income is and does that mean the poorest of us will still be without insurance? How much will those who need to get their own policies have to pay? As much as I believe in healthcare reform it's a bit scary to dive in without having any idea how it will affect me financially.
I remember when I had insurance. I actually paid much more for routine doctor visits than what I paid at sliding scale county health clinics without insurance. I'm hoping that if we have a public option it too would be more affordable.
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