Skip to comments.Can you get Obamacare? This insanely complicated chart will tell you.
Posted on 03/21/2013 3:45:58 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
Last week I posted a copy of the draft application for Obamacare benefits, which clocks in at a hefty 21 pages.
Consumer advocates and Wonkblog commenters had similar questions: Why on earth would the federal government create such a complex form to obtain a public benefit?
For me, at least, the flowchart below provides a bit of an answer. It comes from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which represents the regulators who oversee each states insurance market. It is an attempt to draw up the most basic, simple questions to determine eligibility for insurance subsidies or Medicaid.
It can take as many as six questions just to determine an individuals ability to buy insurance. An eight-question chain sorts out eligibility to eschew employer coverage and buy an individual plan with a tax credit instead.
In a way, this is a natural extension of the laws structure. The Affordable Care Act grows two different insurance programs, Medicaid and the individual market. Information on income levels is needed to figure out who qualifies for which one.
The Obama administration isnt collecting 21 pages of information for its own entertainment. Its collecting 21 pages of information to figure out where people land on this flowchart.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
And he is already so paranoid that he has a food taster! Cracking up!!!! Cannot come soon enough.
Government metastasizes like cancer.
The more laws, the more lawyers and bureaucrats required to interpret/enforce/administer.
Agreed. 0bamaCare will bury Barry.
A food taster is a person that takes food (or drink) to be served to someone else to confirm that it is safe to eat and does not contain toxins or poisons. The person to whom the food is going to be served is usually an important person, like an emperor or monarch, or anyone that could possibly be under threat of assassination or harm. In ancient Rome, the duty was often given to a slave (termed the praegustator).
Lots of people who didn't have insurance are going to have to face a $imialr reality and there are only a few people to blame for that mi$ery: Roberts and obama, and also Reid and Peelousy.
None the less, republicans will end up getting blamed for it because...well, they're repbublicans and that's about all they're good for: being blamed for demonrat disasters.
There has been 17,000 pages of regulations issued so far. I dont think anybody knows exactly whats in all of them.
Jim Capretta, The Ethics and Public Policy Center
Most of whats going to happen was not actually written in the legislation. It is up to the discretion of the Obama administration.
John Goodman, National Center For Policy Analysis
As many as 44 mil could still be without insurance after the law [fully] takes effect.
Congressional Report -
Congressional Report: Obamacare Leads to Skyrocketing Premiums, 200 Percent Possible
Hence my tagline:
The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin
WE should probably be glad that they are being so quick and in your face about it.
We are the generation that will get rid of it and all it represents - come hell or high water.
They think they are so smart.
For some reason, the question “Can you get 0bamacare from a toilet seat?” comes to mind.
Maybe my memory isn't working so well anymore (get me a doctor!) but didn't 0bamugabe say before this was passed that there were 15 million people with no insurance who of course just had to be covered.
I suppose sooner or later people will figure out there is no actual health carefree or otherwise in Obamacare. It’s a scam where no one but the scammers will benefit. Call it the biggest money laundering and/or kickbacks ever.
Good to know.
Our President has a praegustator on staff...
It’s a proven fact that the larger the government, the less free are the people. The more laws there are, the less free are the people.
LOL!!! I looked for that fact also and didn't find it. I did find this.
July 24, 2012
Obamacare falls far short of its promise for universal coverage. Since day one, its been clear that Obamacare will not achieve universal coverage, and every time CBO revisits the law, the numbers show just that.
In March 2010, when the law passed, CBO predicted that there would be 22 million people still without insurance in 2019.
In March 2012, the estimate increased to 27 million in 2022.
Now, the number has once again increasedto 30 million.
So Obamacare leaves just as many people uninsured as it covers.
Thanks for putting the flowchart up on the thread!
“The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin”
yep! -— the real reason behind ObamaCare. Good tagline.
Didn’t they estimate Obamacare would corner 1/6 of economy? Now, I think I read the estimate is 1/5.
...with third-world care for all.
Already, doctors are quitting practice.
Doctors refusing to take Medicare patients.
Group doctor’s appointments are being “promoted.”
The list could go on and on, and it won’t be fully implemented until 2014.
Hideous monstrosity that helps no one.
By next Jan. 0bamaCare may succeed in dis-insuring a 100 million people.