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I left my job in February and thought I'd find another job within a few weeks, so gladly paid my monthly COBRA bill of $1055 for my family.  March and April were tough and still no job, and the bill for May was more than I could spare.  But, both kids were diagnosed with streph this week and the medicine alone was $120 and the doctor's visit was $200.  A dentist visit for my daughter was $120.  Those are just the small expenses and I'm thankful to be getting back to work next week with medical coverage.

How does anyone without medical insurance get by in this environment?  Are those with medical insurance subsidizing those that do not pay?  Are those that pay out of pocket paying rates that are overblown because they don't get the discount that the insurance companies do?

Would love to see some real world examples explained in the Senator's proposals.

by bowildhax on May 24 at 9:04 PM EST

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