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Sign-up for Obamacare begins in 100 days
The Kansas City Star ^ | June 22,2013 | ALAN BAVLEY and DIANE STAFFORD

Posted on 06/22/2013 6:36:26 PM PDT by mdittmar

You probably haven’t 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 weren’t aware that it’s 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, it’s 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 law’s 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.

You’ll 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. There’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 06/22/2013 6:36:26 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
I need an Ammo Subsidy.

I'd also like an automatic weapon like 0bammy is giving to Al Qaeda in Syria.

2 posted on 06/22/2013 6:38:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mdittmar

Come and get me copper.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 6:38:34 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: mdittmar
Count me out.

None of the freaking government's business about my health insurance.

4 posted on 06/22/2013 6:39:03 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: mdittmar

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.


5 posted on 06/22/2013 6:40:50 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: mdittmar
about 40 percent of people in a recent national survey weren’t aware that it’s the law.

The level of ignorance in this country is astounding and depressing.

6 posted on 06/22/2013 6:51:56 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: mdittmar

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.


7 posted on 06/22/2013 6:52:47 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: mdittmar

wonder how many of us are ready to go to jail over it.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 6:54:32 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: 2111USMC
“People are confused."

The Government will straighten them out.

9 posted on 06/22/2013 6:57:23 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: sergeantdave
The goal is to reach the estimated 30 million people who qualify for enrollment through the marketplaces.

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.

10 posted on 06/22/2013 7:01:22 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: schm0e

Crap. Obama wins either way. Either you take the mark and pay the price or go to jail and they seize your accounts.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 7:05:36 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Vigilanteman
There are going to be some that actually benefit from Obamacare. The problem is that many people are going to feel the opposite effect.

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.

12 posted on 06/22/2013 7:25:12 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: mdittmar

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.


13 posted on 06/22/2013 7:26:01 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: mdittmar
I think patriots should begin boycotting the American health care system until Obamacare is completely repealed, root and branch!!

No repeal, no heath care customers!!

14 posted on 06/22/2013 7:28:24 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: 2111USMC
Yup. When the great unwashed get a dose of Obamacare good and hard, it will mark the beginning of the end of this experiment.
15 posted on 06/22/2013 7:32:50 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: jsanders2001
“Crap. Obama wins either way. Either you take the mark and pay the price or go to jail and they seize your accounts.”

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.

16 posted on 06/22/2013 7:40:03 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: mdittmar

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.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/06/05/obamacare-increases-costs-of-college-health-plans-by-as-much-as-1112/


17 posted on 06/22/2013 7:50:26 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: PapaNew
....We’re going to Arizona. They can take Obamacare and shove it.

You won't escape 0bammyCare in AZ...Gov Brewer recently signed on for the Medicaid expansion :(

18 posted on 06/22/2013 7:56:10 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: holyscroller
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.

Yep. Illegals AND criminals. Even illegal criminals!

19 posted on 06/22/2013 7:57:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: keats5

...and about 40 percent of them will be saying, “What? We have to pay for it? Nobody told us that”.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 8:38:27 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: mdittmar
ho hum

In 100 days folks will begin to sign up..

In 200 days folks will see there is free money in this deal

In 1000 days its and enshrined entitlement..

21 posted on 06/22/2013 9:43:34 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: jsanders2001

It is not a situation with only two posible choices.


22 posted on 06/22/2013 10:02:31 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: mdittmar

keep in mind, there is no fine, if you arrange
your federal-income-tax witholding properly.

don’t buy Obamacare,
until you are very ill,
then.
look closely at premiums, deductables,
and co-pays.


23 posted on 06/22/2013 10:18:17 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: Marcella

> 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.

I predict HUGE taxpayer revolt. The have and do nothings will continue to berate us and support 0 while they sit on their cans and collect benefits.


24 posted on 06/22/2013 11:08:45 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: mdittmar

I love the way they phrase it as people who now qualify for insurance.

Who they are talking about are many people barely able to meet their monthly bills now being told they just got a new monthly expense for health insurance. Even if it is at a reduced rate, money you don’t have is hard to come by.

Many won’t get the shock of it until they do their taxes.


25 posted on 06/23/2013 12:17:45 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: PapaNew

Tell that to the IRS


26 posted on 06/23/2013 12:18:35 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Apparently Americans, in general, must suffer much more before they stop being supportive of anti-A.ericsn LIBs...much much more.


27 posted on 06/23/2013 12:33:40 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: USNBandit
There are going to be some that actually benefit from Obamacare. The problem is that many people are going to feel the opposite effect.

The skinny is that the main beneficiaries will be illegal aliens, promiscuous single women and druggies. IOW, Obama's people.

The people who are going to feel the opposite effect are mostly not Obama's people.

28 posted on 06/23/2013 5:18:15 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Paladin2

Was in the outdoor store yesterday and noticed ARs and ammo are plentiful again and priced affordable. I guess the gov got its supply and as with other financial policies sucked the savings and income from hard working Americans.


29 posted on 06/23/2013 5:31:39 AM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: Jane Long
Medicaid expansion

What is that? Usually medicaid is not something that's forced on you. Are you sure this bill forces health insurance on you?

Even if it does, I think AZ will be a lot lees vigorous in their enforcement than CA In CA, they love to pull you over for stupid things like not wearing your seat-belt. I think of AZ more like Virgina where I've been lately. I never wear my seat-belt and in four years have never been stopped - they're not "true believers " in this nonsense "nanny state" as CA is. I'm under the impression AZ is not supportive of the nanny state either.

30 posted on 06/23/2013 7:05:50 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: mdittmar
about 40 percent of people in a recent national survey weren’t aware that it’s the law.

Half the population is below average.

They walk among us ... and they vote.

31 posted on 06/23/2013 7:08:26 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: mdittmar

Everybody who plans to sign up raise yer hand. I can just see the 20 somethings racing to sign up for $350 per month premiums. Yeh thats going to happen. :-)


32 posted on 06/23/2013 8:53:04 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: schm0e

“wonder how many of us are ready to go to jail over it.”

Count me in. First I’ll ask for a warrant for the collection of my information, and I’ll plead the 5th if asked for it.

We are in a world of suck!


33 posted on 06/23/2013 12:11:42 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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