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Obamacare in Calif. Saves One Family $400 a Month
NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 | Marianne Favro

Posted on 10/12/2013 11:27:53 AM PDT by nickcarraway

So far more than 16,000 people have signed up for health insurance on Covered California, which is the state's way to access Obamacare.

Right now Rakesh Rikhi pays $950 a month to insure himself, his wife and two children with Kaiser.

He came to the health trust in San Jose to get help determining if the new affordable care act truly will be affordable.

Rikhi was stunned to learn that through covered California he can get a similar Kaiser plan for his family for $400 less a month.

He quickly did the math and found he had just saved $5,000 a year.

Rikhi is also a small business owner. He has an auto repair shop with four employees. He’s hoping with the savings he will be able to afford to offer his workers medical insurance.

Now that he knows his potential saving, Rikhi says he can’t wait to sign up and looks forward to feeling relief from the financial pain of skyrocketing insurance costs.

Alfonzo Rios is a supervisor for the health trusts insurance program. He hopes more people like Rikki will make appointments did to get help getting covered.

"More than anything we want to get the word out on how to apply and the places to go and let people know there is a shop and compare too,” Rios said.

So far more than 16,000 people have signed up for health insurance on Covered California, which is the state's way to access Obamacare.

Covered California says more than a million people have check out their webiste.

Still, many are confused about the process.

If you are among them you can go to the Berryessa Flea Market in San Jose and attend a special health fair which is aimed an making the process easier. The Flea Market's address is 1590 Berryessa Road in San Jose.

The fair will be open through the weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: abortion; alfonzorios; california; coveredcalifornia; deathpanels; dnctalkingpoints; nbc; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; pmsnbc; pravdamedia; rakeshrikhi; zerocare
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Wow, they have to single out one family saving $400, if it's even true.
1 posted on 10/12/2013 11:27:53 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Of course, they haven’t told us how much of a subsidy he’s receiving, nor whether his deductible has changed. I would bet he’ll be looking at a substantial increase.


2 posted on 10/12/2013 11:31:32 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: nickcarraway

I smell BS if NBC is involved


3 posted on 10/12/2013 11:33:06 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: nickcarraway

Year one is 1% of your income. Year 2 is 2.5%. Sucker,,,,


4 posted on 10/12/2013 11:33:14 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Twotone

Oh yeh...forgot to mention the tier didn’t they...


5 posted on 10/12/2013 11:33:52 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Twotone

That has to include the subsidy. I ran the numbers and it looks pretty ugly for anybody on a silver or bronze plan. You are basically paying $900-$1100 a month for catastrophic coverage on a family.


6 posted on 10/12/2013 11:35:10 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Twotone

Rikhi was overjoyed to learn that he could offload $400 a month onto the American taxpayers.


7 posted on 10/12/2013 11:35:28 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway

Well, check coverages and deductible .

gee ma I saved 400 a month and 35,000 deductible. Can’t wait for that $ 35,000 check


8 posted on 10/12/2013 11:35:31 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Twotone

Exactly. Is he receiving a subsidy? I asked an obama supporter who is paying those subsidies, and she said, “The people who pay penalties”. She honestly believes that people who refuse to buy insurance will voluntarily pay their penalty!

I would love to know if he is receiving a subsidy!


9 posted on 10/12/2013 11:36:13 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter (My son said, "You tickled my laugh". Lol!!!)
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To: nickcarraway
Wow, they have to single out one family saving $400, if it's even true.

The whole problem with that idea is where did that $400 come from?

From you and I FRiend.
10 posted on 10/12/2013 11:36:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: USNBandit

Yes, I’ve been notified that my insurance is no longer available. From the quick check that I’ve done, I’ll pay nearly the same amount, but the deductible goes from $5k to $6250 for a Bronze-tier plan.

I have no doubt the rate will skyrocket in a year or two.


11 posted on 10/12/2013 11:39:08 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: nickcarraway

Right - now go and find a hospital or doctor that will accept ObozoCare insurance.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 11:39:14 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: nickcarraway

And (if the story is even true), it is only going to cost 100 million people an extra thousand a month to pay for that guy’s $400 savings.

Woo Hoo!


13 posted on 10/12/2013 11:39:22 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: yellowdoghunter
Wait, are you saying the whole system is predicated on people not buying it and paying penalties? What if everyone bought and there weren't penalties?

I've seen MLM with more sound business plans.

14 posted on 10/12/2013 11:41:22 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: LegendHasIt

It’s only fair. Punish the many to help the very few.


15 posted on 10/12/2013 11:41:28 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: nickcarraway
And the coinsurance, deductibles, and copays in the new plan limit payouts until they are met. Which is $6,000 each family member, or $10,000 per family max.

So actually he's way in the hole with his new plan.

16 posted on 10/12/2013 11:41:57 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: mongo141
mongo141 :" I smell BS if NBC is involved "

Exactly ...consider the source of the information!!

17 posted on 10/12/2013 11:42:26 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: nickcarraway

Prove it!


18 posted on 10/12/2013 11:43:18 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: nickcarraway
Ever since the Mercury News story about the real situation - people seeing massive increases in their costs - the California Propaganda Machine has been running full tilt.

All the markers are being called in and there's a happy talk campaign going on.

"Covered California" - run by the state - is running radio ads trumpeting the new coverage for all those uninsured "thanks to the new health care law".

They are spending massive amounts of taxpayer money to push Obama's agenda in nakedly partisan advertising.

And the far-Left networks are all in.

19 posted on 10/12/2013 11:44:10 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: nickcarraway

They could all have pre-existing conditions that made their previous insurance expensive.


20 posted on 10/12/2013 11:47:55 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t reply to her. There is just no reasoning with Obama voters, or at least the ones I come in contact with. In all honestly, they don’t care who is paying for it, they just know it won’t b them.


21 posted on 10/12/2013 11:51:58 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter (My son said, "You tickled my laugh". Lol!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

And someone else’s health care insurance just went up by $400 per month ... so there ya go.


22 posted on 10/12/2013 11:53:48 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: nickcarraway

Is it too late to change my name to something which sounds like I am a foreigner or a Moose slim?


23 posted on 10/12/2013 11:56:52 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: nickcarraway

California population 38.04 million (2012)
California residents signed up for Obamacare 16,000
Total savings $400

Wow! Now I’m really impressed!


24 posted on 10/12/2013 12:01:54 PM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: nickcarraway
According to the Kaiser Foundation calculator:

This guy would be making about $65,000 a year and the tax payers are chipping in about $2,500 per year. That assumes he is a non smoker.

If he smokes he has to kick in an extra $700.00 a year and taxpayers kick in an extra $1,200.

25 posted on 10/12/2013 12:03:35 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: nickcarraway
I laugh at how the "mainstream" media cover this story: they go out of their way (and it took them long enough) to find someone, anyone, who could make ZeroCare look good.

The vast majority of people who are discovering that Bammy's idea of healthcare neither saves them money (costs are way up) nor gives them good healthcare are persona non grata to the "news" media. Their stories do not fit with the narrative the media wish to push (it's all for their Zero King, ya' know!).

26 posted on 10/12/2013 12:03:55 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: nickcarraway

27 posted on 10/12/2013 12:07:23 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: nickcarraway

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28 posted on 10/12/2013 12:08:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: nickcarraway

Chandigarh, Sept 1 : Two girls, Swatika and Shefali, suffered serious burn injuries when two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths threw acid on them at the busy Daun petrol pump near Kharar on Thursday evening. The girls were admitted to PGI, Chandigarh, where the condition of Swatika (who suffered maximum burn injuries) is   critical. Police said, the girls, along with their employer Rakesh Rikhi, who  is a property dealer in Phase I, had stopped at the petrol pump at around 6 pm on way to Chintpurni in Himachal Pradesh.

As soon as Rikhi got down from the car to get the fuel tank filled, two youths came there with a can of acid and threw its contents inside  the car. Swatika, who was sitting on the front seat, suffered maximum injuries. The property dealer also suffered injuries.

The assailants  excaped from the spot. Two colleagues of the girls, who were accompanying them in another car, took the victims to the PGI.

The faces of the assailants were not visible in the CCTV footage at the petrol pump.


29 posted on 10/12/2013 12:11:09 PM PDT by kcvl
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“Rakesh Rikhi”

Living in NJ, I’m curious as to how much of this person’s income is documented (which might explain his savings). As an American, I’m not happy to be subsidizing these invaders’ health insurance.


30 posted on 10/12/2013 12:15:30 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: nickcarraway

I just got my renewal bill from Kaiser. I’m 64 yrs old. I was paying $630/month. The new bill for the same policy is $1343. I ALMOST FELL OFF MY CHAIR!! Oh and that policy is closed to new subscribers.


31 posted on 10/12/2013 12:17:59 PM PDT by aquila48
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32 posted on 10/12/2013 12:20:42 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jeffc

I shutter to the core at what our media has become! BUT it was our
education system that made them this way! The left has been very
successful, slowly,inch by inch stealing this great nation right out from under our noses!! While we all worked hard and just complacent about
government activities!! THEN BAM HILLARYCARE! Boy did that wake us
all up! Putting a black man as President was all in their plan, we could all
be LABLED racists and SLAM THROUGH Obammycare! The Left are all
sly cunning DOGS they are taught by the best professors they are RABID
and they will always know what is BEST for us! I am VERY, VERY, afraid
we will NOT be able to fix this, our generation was asleep to long!


33 posted on 10/12/2013 12:24:53 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: nickcarraway

humm. kaiser to kaiser, huh. interesting.


34 posted on 10/12/2013 12:27:23 PM PDT by dadfly
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Hey, Rakesh! You should go to a middle-class neighborhood and go door to door thanking those people for helping pay your bills! You really should.

As Yakov Smirnoff always said, “Wudda Country!”


35 posted on 10/12/2013 12:34:06 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: nickcarraway

He probably didn’t notice the $12,000 deductible before any coverage kicks in.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 12:36:17 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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gee ma I saved 400 a month and 35,000 deductible. Can’t wait for that $ 35,000 check

Even if this story is true, you are right. Their deductible will bankrupt them.

37 posted on 10/12/2013 12:50:17 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: aquila48
The new bill for the same policy is $1343

That's not an insurance bill...that's a mortgage payment.
What is it about the psyche that allows us to tolerate any abuse, any insult, any violation of our freedoms if it's only administered gradually enough?

38 posted on 10/12/2013 12:50:26 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: kaehurowing
He probably didn’t notice the $12,000 deductible before any coverage kicks in.

Methinks those deductibles will be billed to patient and never paid anyway.

39 posted on 10/12/2013 12:50:53 PM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: kaehurowing

did he notice the limit of visits to the DR. in the bronze plan 3 (three) visits a year.any more than that your own your own... the first 3 visits the co pay is 60$.


40 posted on 10/12/2013 12:57:03 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: nickcarraway

Really? I wonder if deductibles and co-pays are figured into his equation?

Healthcare is being promoted like car leases.

2014 Porsche 911 for lease $499/month*

* with $50k down and excess mileage above 10 miles per month at $5.00 per mile


41 posted on 10/12/2013 1:19:02 PM PDT by Cyman (kes the life out of them as they are in the throwsof mutual passion.)
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To: Twotone

or what is his deductible and co pay

not buying this


42 posted on 10/12/2013 1:19:46 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: nickcarraway
So far more than 16,000 people have signed up for health insurance on Covered California, which is the state's way to access Obamacare.

I'm really, really getting tired of this crap.

16,000 people may have registered with the California Exchange but at best a very small fraction of them have actually signed-on-the-dotted-line, selected an Obamacare Plan and are fully enrolled.

And note that California has not released any ENROLLMENT figures. I'm sure they are being withheld at the request of the Obama Administration.

43 posted on 10/12/2013 1:22:15 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (e)
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To: Twotone

Sorry for your loss. Is your copay similar with the Bronze tier plan? I’ve read that many of them are 50-70% vs the traditional 80%


44 posted on 10/12/2013 1:22:24 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Didja hear the one about the 3 Senators who went to sign up for Obamacare? Yeah, me neither.)
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To: nickcarraway
I'm saving thousands a year, by NOT paying ObamaTax. And if I get sick
my Doctor will get cash, and I'll still save Thousands per year!

Don't these idiots understand that the Government is Forcing them to BUY a TAX?

45 posted on 10/12/2013 1:27:34 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: nickcarraway

So glad I could subsidize this freeloader’s health coverage.

And by the way, it’s not free or even discounted; it’s expensive as h*ll, and it’s being paid for by working Americans.


46 posted on 10/12/2013 1:30:06 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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Over on the DUmp, ReverendDeuce, "a 30-something male", is not a happy camper.

His premium is up 47%, to $236.84. In return for paying more, his deductible is up 67% ($1500 to $2500), and his out of pocket limit is up 323% ($1500 to $6350, now that his coinsurance rate has gone from 0% to 50%). He'd best not get sick.

47 posted on 10/12/2013 1:48:41 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: nickcarraway

But what is his deductable?


48 posted on 10/12/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: nickcarraway

WOW they found a whole family of Chads! Notice the guy did not enroll this time, just became aware of his supposed savings.
Of course this father is going to go right out and share his new found wealth with his 4 employees as well. True nirvanna at Kaiser in San Jose.


49 posted on 10/12/2013 1:55:52 PM PDT by tinamina
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Now that he knows his potential saving, Rikhi says he can’t wait to sign up and looks forward to feeling relief from the financial pain of skyrocketing insurance costs.

So he hasn't signed up. He just [supposedly] managed to get deep enough to view some numbers. Now who's going to be able to verify that? Probably made up from whole cloth.

Well, if he is successful at signing up, chances are good it will be through a fake site. Not that there's anything remotely legitimate about the "real" websites...

50 posted on 10/12/2013 2:09:53 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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