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21 hours ago.
by absolem
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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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Stillhere

Yeah free can be expensive

Posted 234 days ago.

NasCarNut

I've been reading in the Times there are several places in town to help with taxes and FREE...there's that word again ;)

Posted 234 days ago.

Stillhere

BERIGHT, the fact remains, if you cannot afford the premium how can you afford the HUGE deductible??

Posted 234 days ago.

Ohwiseone

"getting 40 million people access" , read a little more closely next time !

Posted 234 days ago.

Ohwiseone

ONLY 6 MILLION ???? well that 6 million that didn't have it before eh !

Posted 234 days ago.

BeRight

40 million? Last I heard it was barely 6

Posted 234 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Leave it to a republidoodle to whine about getting 40 million people access to good healthcare !

Posted 234 days ago.

Stillhere

Scariest thing you will ever hear. "I'm from the Government and I am here to help"

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted 234 days ago.

BeRight

Maybe you should volunteer to help them fill out their tax returns

Posted 234 days ago.

Ohwiseone

And all that fuss when the point was to get those who cant afford insurance a chance ! Simple really !

Posted 234 days ago.

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 234 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 234 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 234 days ago.

Ohwiseone

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

Posted 237 days ago.

Stillhere

Greek just report and ignore. Everyone else does

Posted 237 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Oh , you like liars eh greek !

Posted 237 days ago.

Ohwiseone

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

Posted 238 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 238 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 238 days ago.

Ohwiseone

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

Posted 238 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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