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Credits to help many pay for health plans

More than 50,000 will be eligible for help

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More than 50,000 people in the Capital Region will be eligible next year for subsidies from the Affordable Care Act to purchase health insurance. Families USA, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on affordable health care, released a report Tuesday that said about 1.5 million New Yorkers would be eligible for help in purchasing health insurance in 2014. People can start applying for the credit in October, when state health exchanges go online and health insurance ...

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April 3, 2013
5:37 a.m.

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The solution is IMPROVED MEDICARE for ALL. We need to take the cost of healthcare completely away from Employers so they cant complain that they can't pay better wages or hire more people because of the cost of provide healthcare to its workers.
People should not be slaves to a terrible job because its their only access healthcare for their families. Furthermore, without putting a cap on what insurance companies can charge for premiums, Im not sure how prices will go down if the govt is giving money directly to these companies. Medicare allows you to go to any doctor or any hospital in any State at any time. Medicare cuts the profit seeking middleman insurance company out of the picture. We should be pushing to lower the eligibility age for Medicare so that older people can retire and free up those jobs for younger people with families and recent college graduates. Forcing older people who are no longer effective in their jobs to stay in a bad job only because they need health insurance is not good for our economy or society or or our mental well being. I encourage anyone concerned about this to consider joining the Green Party which is the only party pushing for Improved Medicare for All. Also called Single Payer.
The Green Party has solutions and can gain ground if more people join. Our two party system no longer represents we the people- they represent for profit corporations like health insurance companies. Having said all this, Obamacare will be a slight improvement- it just does not go far enough. Green Party = People, Peace, Planet. People First.

April 3, 2013
8:15 p.m.

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Move to Canada or Europe, see how you like their Single Payer health insurance. And by the way, you cannot go to any doctor you want to under Medicare. Some doctors don't accept it because it doesn't pay enough to keep them in business and more and more are joining that group. Most older people work because they can't afford to retire, it has little to do with health insurance. It also appears the green party believes old people are useless. You too will some day be old or maybe by that time euthanasia for old people will be the law.