All the numbers seem to be for a single person. What about a family of four?
The devil is always in the details..what do you get for a bronze, silver and gold?
I’m sure the numbers that are being reported in California are being heavily manipulated, that’s why they fly in the face of every other study done on the costs of implementing Obamacare.
>>All the numbers seem to be for a single person. What about a family of four?
Why should there be rates for a family? A citizen is a citizen. Everyone should pay individually. If the purpose of ObamaCare is to distribute the costs of medical insurance across 100% of the population, then each “population unit” should pay.
Perhaps the “chilluns” can work in a factory or something to pay their mandatory health care + national debt service. It’s only faaaaaaaaaairrrrrr.
Last OMB report I heard was $20-21,000 “avg for family of 4”. Still doesn’t tell us what level and plan that is. That may be 1st year, entry level, but could rise astronomically after that.
IRS example of Bronze Plan for family of four. ($20,000/year. Cheap, eh?)
How old is the insured?
Correction: it wasn’t an OMB report, it was CNS article:
Nothing if you're over 65.
Boston’s “Big Dig” project: Government estimated coat $2.8 billion. Actual cost: over $14.6 billion
Nearly 7x what we wee told. Why should this be any different?
Say you're single in a non-tech field with an income of $40K. So you'll pay 10% of your income for health insurance, 25% in federal, state and local taxes and probably about 5% (or more) in transportation. So before your rent is paid, 40-50% of your income is already gone.
In addition, we now have to pay for extra layers of state and federal insurance bureaucracy. Such a deal!
I looked at my spouse's paycheck deductions for a family of four. The employer pitches in too, making the cost for a family of four over $20,000 a year.
Having worked for 20 years in the private insurance field for multiple health insurers, I know that these premiums still result in a loss or at most up to a 3% ROI for the insurer, who knows what they're doing.
The IRS doesn't know what they're signed up for, but it will increase their industry-ignorant bureaucracy for sure.