Mar 17th 2015, 0:15:28
My brother is unemployed currently and doesn't qualify for Obama subsidies. They want $180 a month for catastrophic. That is rediculious. I had really good solo coverage back in the day for less than $100 a month. All odumbacare has done is make it more expensive for people who make too little or too much money. The insurance companies have jacked their rates to cover the increased risk and lower profit margins. It is a fluffing joke. If you make less than $12k or more than $150k you are fluff out of luck.
If you want to know the future of government health care go wait in any DMV line. They are incapable of running anything efficiently or cost effectively. I hope I'm wrong, but doubt I am.
You are spot on, Ford. My wife and I have 6 children between us. We pull down the filthy rich salary of about $55k between us yet DO NOT qualify for a health care subsidy because the means test of "affordability" (when considering your employer sponsored coverage) only looks at the premium for the employee alone. It completely ignores the cost of insuring the children. In our case, it's about $100 per month for a cadillac plan for just my wife, but over $1600 per month for the plan one step down if we cover all of us. How on earth is $20,000 a year for health insurance affordable?
The FACT that no one wants to deal with is that we were promised by our fearless leader that this sweeping, choice stealing, tax inflating legislation would bring quality health care within reach of the working poor. All of everyone's bullfluff about free this and free that and Canada gives you a hand job with every check up and no one ever gets a stubbed toe in England.......none of it changes or provides adequate defense for the fact that we were straight lied to, stolen from and stripped of yet one more ounce of freedom. None of anyone's anti-whatever rhetoric will detract one ounce of truth from that point.