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Subject:  Re: ACA Struck Down Date:  12/16/2018  8:01 AM
Author:  MissEdithKeeler Number:  91147 of 93183


Thanx for reminding us of the ACA's Snowflake & Slacker Protection provision.


{How did we ever exist BEFORE this protection?}


Well, since you asked: the reality was that many, many younger people opted to go without insurance. And do you know what happens when people don’t have insurance and have a catastrophic illness or injury? They end up in bankruptcy court, and/or hospitals and providers end up compromising or forgiving the bills.

Which means, of course, the rest of us end up paying, one way or another.

Most people like this provision. Especially parents/kids in college and grad school who often had to navigate through substandard policy options.
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