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To: jimbo123
To provide all Americans with health insurance, premiums will have to rise to pay for it

This confuses me. If you are on any type of welfare and will not work for a living, I thought this was free. Disability, the some 8 million, don't pay a cent. When you take this apart, it looks like damn near half of the Country don't pay a cent and the rest of us take it up the butt. Right or am I wrong.

20 posted on 12/26/2012 4:12:35 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Logical me
The ten year funding model for five years of benefit (not a good start) has four major parts. Revenue from taxing the rich, revenue from taxing other than the rich, cuts to Medicare, and penalties to large employers who don't provide coverage.

All of that goes to fund the bureaucracy and subsisize the premiums of most middle and lower class people that purchase insurance through the yet to be established exchanges. The kicker is that the penalty structure encourages employers to shed coverage and not cover new employees. The result would be a per employee penalty that is a small fraction of the subsidy that employee will qualify for. When more that the planned for number of people request that subsidy the cost of the program explodes.

37 posted on 12/26/2012 7:38:07 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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