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08:28 pm - Real Change, Dec. 9-15, 2009
Susan Docekal

Susan Docekal will see her state-subsidized Basic Health premium go up 57 percent, to $138, next month, because of a $9 billion state budget gap. Another $2.6 billion in cuts is expected this winter.

Cover and page 5.

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From:philbutrin
Date:December 12th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
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given what we know so far about the budget, i really worry about the state of this state in the coming year...
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:December 12th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
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I think we're in seriously bad shape. We've had so much anti-tax propaganda the last 30 years or so, all of which has directly benefited already wealthy people, and that's a main reason we're in this hole. The proposed tax increases won't do much to overcome the losses.

And we still have Tim Eymann. Even though he's increasingly a failure, he keeps progressives disorganized and pouring money into opposing his initiatives.
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From:randy_byers
Date:December 12th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
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I know somebody who has to drop their Basic Health plan this month because of the rise in the premium. It makes me sick at heart.
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From:scarlettina
Date:December 13th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
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Poor dear. She should try COBRA at $400+ per month sometime.

I'm sorry. I know that's cynical. But I haven't had health insurance since last spring and am terrified of something happening to me. I wish I could find health insurance at $138.

Awesome portrait, though, Luke. Really.

Edited at 2009-12-13 12:25 am (UTC)
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:December 13th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
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I haven't had health insurance since 2003.

When I hear about what happened with Mark last summer, I know my path would be much simpler: I'd die.

Edited at 2009-12-13 04:02 am (UTC)

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