Skip to comments.Sign-up for Obamacare begins in 100 days
Posted on 06/22/2013 6:36:26 PM PDT by mdittmar
You probably havent been paying much attention lately to the Affordable Care Act. You may not even realize that Obamacare still exists about 40 percent of people in a recent national survey werent aware that its the law.
But the national health care overhaul that was enacted three years ago is alive and might even be well. And starting right now, its going to be a lot harder to ignore.
Sunday marks the final 100 days before Oct. 1, when uninsured people can begin applying for health insurance and premium subsidies through the laws new state and federal marketplaces. Government agencies and insurance companies have been scrambling to get them ready.
If they work as intended, these government websites will make it possible to select a health plan and sign up for coverage in a way similar to how online travel sites let you pick a flight, a hotel and a rental car. Coverage starts Jan. 1, but people can keep enrolling through March 31.
Youll probably start seeing commercials, finding brochures at health fairs, even getting a knock on the door from canvassers with information about applying for insurance. The goal is to reach the estimated 30 million people who qualify for enrollment through the marketplaces. Polls show the vast majority of the uninsured know little or nothing about the marketplaces, formerly referred to as exchanges.
People are confused. Theres a lot of misinformation out there. People are going to need help, said Ryan Barker, vice president for health policy at the Missouri Foundation for Health in St. Louis.
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I'd also like an automatic weapon like 0bammy is giving to Al Qaeda in Syria.
Come and get me copper.
None of the freaking government's business about my health insurance.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. We were heading back there form Virginia. No more. We’re going to Arizona. They can take Obamacare and shove it.
The level of ignorance in this country is astounding and depressing.
Sign-up for Obamacare begins in 100 days
Well, that should be interesting as hell. Let’s see these wimp obuma runts try to force people to do anything. The enforcers are fat 30 IQ slobs who have zero military training.
wonder how many of us are ready to go to jail over it.
The Government will straighten them out.
The number will be at least four times that large before this disease runs its course. Marginal businesses are already dropping their coverage and agreeing to pay fines instead. Many others are turning full time employees to part-timers in order to avoid being socked with mandated coverage.
For the rest of us, the coverage will just get more expensive and crappier.
Crap. Obama wins either way. Either you take the mark and pay the price or go to jail and they seize your accounts.
If you are a family of four, without any employer based coverage, making around $50k total a year, your monthly premiums are going to be about $450 a month. Not cheap, but still heavily subsidized.
So who is really getting screwed, besides all the people that pay heavier taxes to pay for the program? Single males, who won't get much of a subsidy, but get to pay an insurance rate that covers women in their most fertile years. The upper middle class who enroll in this program, who will see there isn't any difference between making $85k and $95k because every extra dollar made either goes for income tax or health insurance as the government subsidy goes to zero.
The biggest screw of all, that same family of four above if dad is offered employee and not family coverage. While before he could have elected for high deductible or catastrophic coverage before, now in order to have insurance he will have to enroll in at least a "bronze" plan, but doesn't qualify for a subsidy. How many $50k families can afford $1200-1500 a month in premiums. That's a house payment. The democrats went on and on about the "doughnut hole" in the medicaid part D legislation. It is nothing compared to the black hole many Americans are going to face with this screwup in the ACA bill.
We just had a real-life preview of how compassionate we can expect the bureaucrats to be in whether we get the care we need. Remember just a week ago when the little girl with cystic fibrosis needed a new lung, and instantly she was denied, That will be all of us folks. But take comfort in the fact that all the illegals who will be invading our southern border will be welcomed to take our place, and will receive the best health care our money can buy.
No repeal, no heath care customers!!
I think the way it works, is, you have to provide a copy of proof of insurance with your tax return. If you can't prove you have health insurance, IRS fines you and each year you don't have proof, the fine goes up.
Our youngest is just starting college. Thankfully, we have insurance. The college healthcare plans have just skyrocketed. They used to be around $200-300/ year when her older siblings were in school. Now it’s up to $1300/ year- in just one year. The cover letter from the college stated plainly this was due to the “Affordable Care Act,” and is out of their control.
In some places the college healthcare plans are increased 1112%. Most colleges REQUIRE you have health insurance, and financial aid does not offset healthcare costs. These students, or their parents, are paying through the nose. In a few months, EVERYONE will know Obamacare is law, regardless of their level of ignorance.
You won't escape 0bammyCare in AZ...Gov Brewer recently signed on for the Medicaid expansion :(
Yep. Illegals AND criminals. Even illegal criminals!
...and about 40 percent of them will be saying, “What? We have to pay for it? Nobody told us that”.