I don’t understand the purpose of that requirement, either. It seems like it really would have the effect of lowering the quality of health care insurance for lower income individuals. Also, aren’t there mandates in Obamacare speaking to what must be covered in an “acceptable policy?” If that’s the case, that would most likely increase the price of lower cost insurance policies.
The oth question I have is, what happens if your current policy cost exceeds 9.5 percent of your wages? Is the employer required to buy a cheaper policy for you? The language stated is “...must not exceed 9.5 percent...”
posted on 01/10/2013 7:31:38 AM PST
Also, arent there mandates in Obamacare speaking to what must be covered in an acceptable policy?
Yes. Things like abortion, contraception, abortifacient drugs, children until age 26, etc.
The oth[er] question I have is, what happens if your current policy cost exceeds 9.5 percent of your wages? Is the employer required to buy a cheaper policy for you?
First off, your current policy is irrelevant. You have to get an Obamacare-compliant policy. So the proper question is: What happens if your Obamacare-compliant policy cost exceeds 9.5% of your wages? Is your employer required to buy a cheaper policy for you?
Answer: No, your employer is required to buy an Obamacare-compliant policy for you, and absorb any costs that are over 9.5% of your wages. This is the whole point. If it were just a matter of forcing employees to pay for their bloated Obamacare-compliant policies (or accepting less coverage), the employers would not be trying to find ways around the rules. The problem is that the employer is required to provide bloated Obamacare-compliant coverage and cannot take enough from the employees wages to cover it - leading to businesses going broke.
posted on 01/10/2013 8:29:14 AM PST
“I dont understand the purpose of that requirement, either. It seems like it really would have the effect of lowering the quality of health care insurance for lower income individuals.”
The purpose of the requirement is to force employers to pay higher wages to the lower tiered workers, therefore it will force the employers to lower the wages of the upper tier workers! You know, the whole “equal pay” mantra....
The end result will just be higher prices for the goods or services provided by that employer, but that is only because they are evil and not willing to absorb those costs!
posted on 01/10/2013 9:03:25 AM PST
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To: MNGal; memyselfandi59
You both are apparently under the impression that ZeroCare is meant to provide GOOD medical care and insurance for people.
This is meant to accomplish long-time socialist objectives: equal sharing of misery - via miserable “insurance” and medical care, reducing people to the lowest common denominator - unless they are in the “elite” political class.
posted on 01/10/2013 10:34:51 AM PST
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