Skip to comments.IRS Estimates Cheapest Insurance Available under Obamacare
Posted on 02/02/2013 12:10:08 PM PST by John Semmens
This week the IRS issued its estimate for the projected annual cost of a bronze package of benefits when the system is fully implemented in 2016. The bronze package is the lowest level of benefits that will be allowed by law. It is expected to cost $20,000 per year.
With the median family income around $50,000 per year, this health insurance bill may be out of reach for many. Not to worry says IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, families that can't afford to pay the $20,000 premium will have the option of going without insurance and paying an annual fine of $2400 instead.
Miller denied that the high cost of insurance would pose a health threat. In most cases, people don't really need professional health services, Miller asserted. We've seen a few studies that show fatality rates actually decline when doctors and nurses have gone on strike. So, contrary to the alarmists who've been forecasting doom under the Affordable Health Insurance law, it looks like the potential for deterring overuse of professional medical services may be an under-appreciated benefit of the new system.
And let's not forget the added revenue stream for the government that will come from the collection of the non-participation fines, Miller said. If only half the households falling below the median income opt to pay the fine we'll net another $60 billion per year for the federal treasury.
if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...
Huh. He actually speaks out AGAINST having any health care coverage.
Too close to the truth!
Not to worry says IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, families that can't afford to pay the $20,000 premium will have the option of going without insurance and paying an annual fine of $2400 instead.
Great. I can't afford that either.
Do these people have any clue at all?
ahhh, satire. That’ll teach me to not look at the original first.
I wouldn't call these A holes people. They are snakes.
Then you will be required to report for duty at the Camp David Skeet Club. Do you like to fly?
Hey! Did you use photoshop to illegally mock the skeeter in chief?
I have been healthy all my life... I have learned that a healthy life is mostly about staying away from the medical profession as a whole. I would much rather have taken all the spending on healthcare INSURANCE and put it in my F'ing mattress. If one day I feel I need some sort of high cost medical care, which I won't because I am one of those computer using, f-bomb droppin', chain-smoking, porn-downloading Amish fellows (it's a little known sect... all FRiends are welcome to join, btw)... I can spend $100k...
F, man, that's ONLY what I'd stuff in my mattress in 5 f'ing years!
What a scam, a complete, disgusting Ponzischeme SCAM.
Series... (haha)... is this estimate of $20k/year FOR REAL??? Do the math... what is the average life expectancy for a male smoker? If I had $20k/yr and put that in my Amish mattress... I'd be a f'ing Millionare at retirement just by not wasting money on insurance.
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