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Obamacare's winners and losers in Bay Area
Mercury News ^ | 10/7/2013 | Tracy Seipel

Posted on 10/07/2013 9:10:26 AM PDT by PapaBear3625

...Yet, like many other Bay Area residents who pay for their own medical insurance, they were floored last week when they opened their bills: Their policies were being replaced with pricier plans that conform to all the requirements of the new health care law.

Vinson, of San Jose, will pay $1,800 more a year for an individual policy, while Waschura, of Portola Valley, will cough up almost $10,000 more for insurance for his family of four.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare
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To: Pollster1
But they get enough free birth control for anyone, no matter how "active" in return for that $1800 or $10k. Free is good. That has to count for something.

I was explaining this to a friend. He says "Wait, women over 50 have to have insurance that covers maternity?", and I tell him "Yep, the only way they make enough money is if they got lots of people paying for stuff they will be unlikely to use".

21 posted on 10/07/2013 10:56:56 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: catnipman
Hey, the really great thing about KommieKare is you don’t have to actually buy it until you’re really ill and really need health insurance! At that point, who cares what it costs! In the mean time, just use the ER for free like all the illegal aliens do.

That only works for illegal aliens and the judgement-proof.

A middle-class uninsured who uses the ER will find himself with a multi-thousand-dollar bill, which will be sent to collection agencies, who will take you to court to recover the money if they have to seize your house to do it.

22 posted on 10/07/2013 11:00:28 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: catnipman

That is incorrect information. If you don’t enroll during the enrollment period, you are SOOL.

23 posted on 10/07/2013 11:01:00 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: Ben Hecks
Rush must be following your post....he spent several minutes with this story.

More likely he found it on Drudge, which is where I saw it.

24 posted on 10/07/2013 11:01:22 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: marsh2

A change in your life that can make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in health coverage. Examples of qualifying life events are moving to a new state, certain changes in your income, and changes in your family size (for example, if you marry, divorce, or have a baby).

Enrollment Instructions for Qualifying Life Events

You have 45 calendar days from the date of the qualifying event to add, delete or change health
benefits and/or coverage levels.
Qualifying Events / Family Status Changes
Open enrollment is your opportunity to enroll in or change benefit plans. It occurs once each year
as announced. Once you enroll, you may not change your elections until the next open enrollment
period unless you experience a qualifying life event or family status change. Changes must be
consistent with the event or status change. A qualifying event or family status change is any of
these events:
· Your marriage or divorce, annulment, or legal separation,
· A birth, adoption or change in a child’s custody,
· A change in your or your spouse’s employment status, including part-time, full-time or
· A change in your child’s (age 19 through 25) employment status,
· A change in your or your spouse’s insurance (cost or coverage) from your or your spouse’s
prior employer or insurance carrier,
· An unpaid leave of absence taken by you or your spouse,
· Your dependent child no longer meets the eligibility requirements of a dependent,
· The death of your spouse, domestic partner or child,
· Your relocation out of your plan’s coverage area,
· Your domestic partnership ends, or
· Your spouse’s open enrollment period,
· Change in dependent eligibility due to a plan design change.
If you are affected by a family status change, contact your Benefits Coordinator or the Health &
Benefits Office. You will need to supply written documentation of the qualifying event and complete
an Application for Benefit Enrollment form to change your coverage within 45 days of the event.
You may enroll for coverage or add/drop a dependent from your existing coverage that is consistent
with your family status change to the extent it is necessary or appropriate as a result of the status
change. Such changes must be accompanied by documentation sufficient to verify the event.
However, you cannot change to a different medical plan option until the next open enrollment
period. Failure to notify the Health & Benefits Office in writing within the 45-calendar day period
may result in a loss or delay of coverage for your dependents until the next open enrollment period.
If you should have dropped dependents and did not do so timely, you may be responsible for the
cost of single coverage or claims incurred, whichever is greater.
The enrollment instructions are essentially the same as for newly eligible employees except for the
· No retroactive changes will be made
· Newborns are covered from date of birth once enrolled
· Complete the form with only the changes you are requesting
Participation of individual medical providers and facilities is subject to change without
notice. Any provider or facility change is not a qualifying event to change medical plans.

25 posted on 10/07/2013 11:50:14 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Pollster1

look, if anyone needs us to pay for her birth control, it’s that ridiculous fluck (or whatever) woman. we should all be able to agree that draining her gene pool ASAP is for the best.

26 posted on 10/07/2013 1:45:17 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (
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To: PapaBear3625
You voted for him.

You go to Hell with him.

27 posted on 10/07/2013 4:53:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: JohnBrowdie

If the taxpayer has to pay for that worthless b***’s birth control, then she should get a hysterectomy so she will never, ever procreate.

28 posted on 10/07/2013 5:53:07 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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