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Buttigieg still hasn't said what he'd cap OOP max at

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Deleted member 159002, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. So Buttigieg in all likelihood won Iowa without offering crucially important details on his healthcare plan. Right now health insurance in the US is a joke.

    https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/out-of-pocket-maximum-limit/
    For the 2020 plan year: The out-of-pocket limit for a Marketplace plan is $8,200 for an individual plan and $16,400 for a family plan.

    That Buttigieg could be the nominee is strange, considering healthcare is the top issue for Democrats.
    https://news.bloomberglaw.com/healt...ns-top-issue-for-2020-but-party-split-remains
     
  2. Health insurance in the US is a joke.

    https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/out-of-pocket-maximum-limit/
    For the 2020 plan year: The out-of-pocket limit for a Marketplace plan is $8,200 for an individual plan and $16,400 for a family plan.

    For perspective, median personal income in 2018 was $33,706. https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MEPAINUSA672N
    Median household income in 2018 was $63,179.
    https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MEHOINUSA672N

    Is anyone besides Sanders proposing significantly lowering OOP maximums for everyone?
     
  3. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Buttigieg is being a professional politician at this point, identifying problems and calling them out, talking big picture ideas, but commiting to no actual policy details that could be used against him
     
  4. PEB Sunflower in support of Ukraine Platinum Member

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  5. MilesAbove Steel Belt

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    Try to not end sentences with "at". Max is redundant as well since you used "cap" prior.

    Buttigeg has not said where he will cap OOP.
     
  6. kpt018 Gold Belt

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    Right, which is smart imo. He can pull a Warren and lay out a complex, detailed plan and absolutely tank his campaign over something that has no shot of passing anyway.
     
  7. nostradumbass Titanium Belt

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    He looks like he reads poetry to his cat.
     
  8. Happy Man Banned Banned

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    16,400 is insane. Just insane. Thanks obama. I remember what max OOP was before Obamacare.

    I’m to the point now where health insurance companies need to be destroyed. We need to overthrown the mayor Bloomberg class for that to happen!

    And we have to seal the border. Our tax funded healthcare is OURS.
     
  9. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Would you say your ideal merged party platform would be a national socialist one then?
     
  10. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I didn't knock it. Us peasants get incredibly annoyed by all the dodge a specific question with a vague vision, but the campaign for an election is playing a game, and that's shown time again to be a much more winning strategy than to lay out detailed policy proposals, no matter how much we say we want to see detailed plans from the candidates.

    Just a typical politician move, but why the career politicians have a worse rep than lawyers.
     
  11. Seano Hands of bone

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    See, why does it have to be all or none? Put it to me that way and no. Why can't we have our own hybrid system? Why does it have to be capitalism or nothing? Socialism or nothing? Why does it have to be an extreme one way or the other?
     
  12. kpt018 Gold Belt

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    No, I gotcha. I was just giving my take on it. I find avoidance really frustrating too but I think it's ok in this case.

    It's pointless to go into wonky details. Every thing you put out there is subject to being attacked and the details only matter if you win and the Senate flips. And even then anything you put out there now will be revised a million times before it becomes law.

    It's all downside and no upside. We know Warren is a highly intelligent policy wonk and after she proved it her campaign took a hit! And you can bet the farm Republicans will go for Bernie's throat on his m4a if he is the nominee.
     
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    A Government funded Healthcare requires everyone to pay in.... especially the younger people who don't get sick.

    It's like Social Security... the assholes dump their money in for decades to see a fraction of it later in life.
     
  14. Someone is triggered.
     
  15. F1980 Green Belt

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    Penis Buttandgay is what people call him
     
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    Grow the fuck up man.
     
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  18. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It's pronounced Booty Judge as far as I'm concerned

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  19. usmctanker242 Red Belt

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    Pretty much.

    @sabretruth , right now the Dem's would vote for FunnyBot if they think it could beat Trump. They really don't seem to give a shit what any of their candidates say as all they are focused on is finding the most likely candidate to beat Trump... hell, could be Hitler since so many of them gleefully declare they'd vote for Hitler over Trump.
     
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    lol, i'm more interested in how he'll fix the black problem

    2% lol
     

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