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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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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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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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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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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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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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