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Good Friday Health Care Options: Go Bare or Go Broke?

•, by Donna Smith
 In our U.S. health care system, the opportunities to profit are plentiful no matter the pain, illness, worry or other suffering inflicted.  For me, I now face a decision I have faced at other points in my life, but this time I am older and allegedly wiser. 
This is a story played out all over America in homes where hard working people who have health concerns are faced with unimaginable choices.  Just a few short weeks ago, I had a really good job with decent health insurance benefits.  My husband is on Medicare (he’s older), and we also have purchased a really good supplemental (not an Advantage plan) for him.  He has heart problems, and having good insurance is literally a matter of life and death for him.  So, he is our priority and has been for the past 20-plus years in terms of health coverage.

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