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Dahms sees holes in health insurance exchange

March 8, 2013

MARSHALL — Minnesota’s own landmark health exchange is in the works in St. Paul, having cleared one hurdle Monday night in the House....

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mnsotn

Mar-09-13 8:52 AM

Do you really think that it costs close to $300 for a short, simple office visit? Of course not, you are paying for someone else's visit.

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mnsotn

Mar-09-13 8:51 AM

Who do you think is paying for health care for everyone? We are. The state has provided subsidized health care for years. Hospitals have passed unpaid bills on to the cost of those with insurance for years. Multibillion dollar corporations that don't provide health benefits have been sending their employees to the county for years.

People don't stop getting sick just because they don't have insurance, they just wait until it is so bad that they need to go to the emergency room where the cost skyrockets. You and I currently pay for that anyway.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-08-13 2:35 PM

So you both see this as a step to a one payer system and that will be more expensive than what we have now? What we have now is the most expensive system on earth. We currently pay more of our GDP for health care than anyone else on earth. SO you you would think we get the most, but no, we do not. For paying the most we still do not have universal coverage(along with mexico and afganistan). Our life expectancy and infant mortality rates are the lowest in the G-30 nations. So under the system you two seem to be in favor of, we pay the most and get the least.

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MichaelT

Mar-08-13 9:00 AM

The road to the one-payer system will be short and steep. As this system is set up, most people will choose to drop insurance during times of health and pay the fine, then sign up when they are faced with major illness. There's no way insurance companies can survive under those terms.

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Integrity

Mar-08-13 8:42 AM

And so it begins...mark this day. Down the road, when it's a 1-party/pay system (gov't run health care for ALL-no choice) you will be able to trace it back here. You think taxes are high now-wait until we're paying for EVERYONE's health insurance. And the freedom's that will be cut-wait and see what the gov't will control when they're footing the bill for health care...ask a health care professional-all I've talked to say that this is the direction it is and certain groups (in the majority) want it to go.

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