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4 days ago.
by Stillhere
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Obamacare is not "FREE" health care

People have finally realized that the word “free” is nowhere to be found in Obamacare’s “ Affordable Health Care Act”. Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap. A study released Thursday by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation found that government tax credits would lower the sticker price on a benchmark "silver" policy to a little over $190 a month for single people making about $29,000, regardless of their age. For uninsured people who are paying nothing today, this is still a big cost that they're expected to fit into their budgets.

 
 

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BeRight

. It's important to note that these irritations are forced upon the very people that President Obama is counting on to make his law popular.

There are plenty of reasons for people to oppose Obamacare on policy grounds. But politically, the law's fatal weakness may be the irritation it delivers to those it's supposed to help

Posted 171 days ago.

BeRight

Adding insult to injury, a substantial number of tax filers will go to all this trouble only to find out that their subsidies were too high and they owe the federal government more money. According to some estimates, more than 3 million people will learn they have to give back some of the subsidies they were counting on. But some are ongoing. In recent months, it became clear that everybody who gets insurance through the exchanges will have to go back to the Healthcare.gov website every year. Due to complexities in the formula for calculating subsidies, they will either have to select a new plan (meaning they might also have to switch doctors every year) or risk higher out-of-pocket costs.

Changing insurance and doctors every year is a major hassle, to say the least

Posted 171 days ago.

BeRight

The law provides health insurance subsidies to more than 6 million taxpayers. In general, they are lower-income Americans who file the simplest tax returns — a 1040 EZ.

Now, however, that will not be an option. Instead, all who received subsidies must file a Form 8962, which requires five pages of IRS rules to explain. Among other things, it requires a full accounting including the cost of their premium, subsidy, and tax credit. Not only that, the form is to be filled out for each and every month of the year.

This may not seem like a big deal to those who write the rules and are affluent enough to hire someone else to prepare their taxes. But it is unlikely that those receiving healthcare subsidies have accountants to handle such things.

Posted 171 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Oh you think that the report abuse button just goes one way ??? What a putz !

Posted 174 days ago.

Stillhere

Greek just report and ignore. Everyone else does

Posted 174 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Oh , you like liars eh greek !

Posted 174 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Only a liar wouldn't know where its local is !

Posted 175 days ago.

Stillhere

but many who couldn't afford insurance are getting it

IF they cannot afford the premium how can they afford the deductible??

Posted 175 days ago.

NasCarNut

So it is FREE health care for some...I understand this, but many who couldn't afford insurance are getting it...not everyone has the attitude of let someone else pay my way, they just need a hand up...we'll see in a couple years if it's going to have any benefit...I know these last 2 yrs. is the first time our insurance hasn't went up, everything stayed the same...

I've got things to do so don't mistake me for boogering off :)

Posted 175 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Why would you claim two separate locals miles away ?? Only a liar wouldn't know where its local is !

Posted 175 days ago.

Stillhere

They will NOT be required to pay a fine, the FINE is taken from a tax return.

Posted 175 days ago.

Stillhere

Here is another one, IF THEY DONT FILE A FEDERAL TAX FORM they wont pay anything. If they DONT GET A REFUND they wont pay anything. Its not like you say it is

Posted 175 days ago.

Stillhere

LOL problem is, its NOT THIER MONEY. They are losing some of the EARNED INCOME tax credit which means they get less of our money each year, but still more than they paid in.

Posted 175 days ago.

NasCarNut

It's better than them paying nothing at all...they've got away with that for years why those of us who have had coverage have paid higher cost to cover those who don't...every dime counts...

Posted 175 days ago.

Stillhere

Now how is paying 300 to nothing at all paying your own healthcare lol

Posted 175 days ago.

Stillhere

No, it's called paying for your own health insurance...

Bet most pay less than $300, some none at all...

Posted 175 days ago.

NasCarNut

He's not trying like h*ll, he said he'd veto it...if your talking the pipeline which won't make very many jobs for US, they bring most of the workers with them...

Posted 175 days ago.

NasCarNut

No, it's called paying for your own health insurance...you Reps are always saying to pay your own way, so pay for your own insurance...I cover myself so should everyone else...

Posted 175 days ago.

Stillhere

Bet most pay less than $300, some none at all...

Yep its called SOCIALISM and WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION, nice work

Posted 175 days ago.

Stillhere

How many from the energy sector that they are trying like*****to kill

Posted 175 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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