What are peoples biggest concerns with healthcare?

jama7(6)

Staying away from politics for maybe 10 mins or so I really am curious about this. How concerned are we about healthcare? Is it something you'd base a vote on? I know most of us here aren't in our 20's so we've exp'd enough in life to know coverage IS critical. So what level of coverage is most important to you, what types of things would you like to see covered that normally might not be with ins co's? Is pre-existing critical? Preventative care, incentives, drug prices...just "whatever" I'd love to hear vs slams on the ACA or socialist comments. Just healthcare in general please and what matters most to you. Also perhaps how much of a premium $$ you'd be willing to pay for a certain benefit you might not have now.

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chase_gw

Not something I am in a position to comment on but as a point of reference for the discussion the latest You Gov polls shows healthcare to be the number one issue for voters in 2020.

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patriciae_gw(07)

Critical to me

Everyone needs to be covered

Preexisting conditions must be covered because being alive is a preexisting condition.

We need a system that addresses costs including prescription medications

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maifleur01

For me and for others that I have talked with it is preexisting coverage and equally the cost. Some of the ones that had health issues since childhood that talked against covering preexisting conditions did not understand that their current health conditions would not be covered.

Cost covers a wide variety of issues including medicines, doctors care, nursing home or home care. Perhaps stating which of the cost issues is most important could be helpful. Being older the topic changes as new health problems appear. For a while it was knees and hips but most of the group have had those replaced. Then it was cataract surgery. The ones in the group are starting to need major surgery and there is concern that the needed surgery would be considered elective. One woman has needed back surgery for years but only now after 9 months being held upright with a brace has her insurance company agreed to it. But only because the bending is causing problems with her internal organs.

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SoFLUSA

It's the top issue for the nation- how to cover people from birth until death, people not losing covering when unemployed or when sick.

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HU-219136540

keeping pre existing conditions covered and costs gotten under control, both for health care and meds.

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Kathy

It is a priority because not only are millions uninsured but the GOP is threatening to steal from Medicare and SS which threatens the future of all Americans, especially the working poor.

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LoneJack Zn 6a, KC

Drug prices and high drug co-pays are my biggest concerns. And high deductible plans getting higher every year. Luckily my company contributes $1000 to my HSA and another $250 if I participate in a health screening program. That covers almost 1/2 of my deductible.

Before reaching the deductible my wife and I have to pay about $375/month for our medications but after the deductible is met we only pay about $35/month.

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socks(10a)

Pre existing coverage is the most important consideration. Without it millions of Americans will have no coverage. Insurance companies can deny coverage too easily if we don’t have pre existing. How can we even consider not having this coverage???

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Chi

Protecting pre-existing conditions and getting prescriptions back to reasonable prices. Having options for lower and middle income families to get affordable insurance.

Making it illegal for insurance and pharmaceutical companies to contribute money to our politicians in exchange for favorable policy. I will never understand why that's not only legal but encouraged when it's the American people who suffer for it. I think both sides can agree to that.

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marquest(PA zone 6)

I hope my state continue on the route they are on now. Stay in the markets and keep our payments low. I want pre-existing conditions continue covered. Med needs to be negotiated although it is not a concern for me now because I do not take any meds yet but as we age that usually changes.

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SoFLUSA

Outrageous incomes for insurance companies, pharmaceuticals,some medical professionals need to be addressed. The govt has such a hand in developing our medications and equipment, in education doctors, yet the profit goes all the other way.

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soupgirl53

The high cost of prescription drugs, particularly insulin which some people need to live. Continuation of insurance coverage of pre-existing conditions and a minimum level of health insurance with a required list of things that must be covered by the insurance for everyone and people who want more coverage having the option to pay for it.

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VedaBeeps SoCal 9b/10a(9b/10)

Everyone needs access to health care- actual care, not just insurance. There is no benefit to this country to have people not receive care. Healthcare spending is lower overall when people can get preventative medicine and highest when people only get emergency care when the situation has escalated.

If you want more people to be contributing, tax paying members of society they need to be mentally and physically healthy. It benefits everyone.

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Ann Gale

Everyone should be covered. Waste and greed have to be controlled.

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