Skip to comments.Under Health Care Act, Millions Eligible for Free Policies
Posted on 11/12/2013 6:45:28 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
Millions of people could qualify for federal subsidies that will pay the entire monthly cost of some health care plans being offered in the online marketplaces set up under President Obamas health care law, a surprising figure that has not garnered much attention, ---snip-- Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia has four plans that are free to some customers. But the company, along with other insurers, has been careful not to publicize its free coverage for fear of alienating customers who will need to pay more.
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Free for single women and “minorities” only.
...a surprising figure that has not garnered much attention...
It’s only a surprise for the “pass the bill to find out what’s in it” Marxist.
But the company, along with other insurers, has been careful not to publicize its free coverage for fear of alienating customers who will need to pay more.
with a whopping deductible and big copays.
is that mentioned, i didn’t bother reading.
i remember a time when if you were willing to take a large deductible on auto or fire insurance, that the premiums were neglible
“Under my health care policies, prices will necessarily skyrocket.” Way to go there lyin’ king. But you can keep them if you like them. Actually you’ll do what the hell I tell ya and you’ll like it.
There is no “free” lunch. Someone (me!) is getting stuck with the over-inflated bill!
There’s that word again...
Anyone who thinks the Republicans can just sit on their hands waiting for Obamacare to “implode” and then win seats in 2014 had better take this seriously. Obamacare is designed to replace every single voter who is hit with cancelled policies and higher premiums with several bought-and-paid-for Government Gravy Train voters.
In the next phase certain irresponsible citizens will actually get paid for going to the doctor.
Obamacare is a huge problem for the govt right now.
But it was designed by the Chicago mob.
And many, many Dem voters will not be unhappy with the end result (medicaid, subsidies, waivers, etc).
This article alludes to it.
You are correct.
This aspect of the program is not well understood on FR.
The Chicago mob lives on by rewarding supporters and penalizing opponents.
actually that’s what health “insurance” should be
not pre-paid medical care
So they have no premium, but are on the hook for the first $12,700.
My “not real insurance but I’m too stupid to know it” catastrophic plan made a lot more sense.
In my view there are two things that must be done to control costs
1) cut the tie between employment and med coverage
2) make policies that are not insurance but are actually prepaid medical care reflect that true cost.
“The Chicago mob lives on by rewarding supporters and penalizing opponents.”
Absolutely. It’s small business owners and entrepreneurs who are hit hardest by these changes, not exactly the Democrat party’s core constituency. Meanwhile an astonishing amount of America’s wealth is being distributed to the radical Left through the Navigator program, the new Mental Health Clinics and magical never-ending subsidies.
Government sanctioned looting is all this is.
I’ve had a few really crappy jobs I’ve stayed at longer than intended just because I was afraid of the coverage gap during the job hop (and much too cheap to pay the Cobra.)
More recently it occurred to me that I could have my own portable policy, so I’ve had my own catastrophic. (Freedom!)
I’m hoping to see people doing more price shopping now with the higher deductibles. And less waste overall. My whole life I’ve seen people getting 2 or 3 “placebo” type rxs in the middle of the night from the ER. Now if they have to pay up first, they’ll stay home and stop giving me their damn colds.
Which is actually OUR money.
Sounds like he and val have planned things to get even more people beholden to the govt.
With our own money.
What the hell is wrong with this picture?
It’s not “free” when the non-freeloader type people are having to pay MORE for THEIR policies.
Hurray. More free stuff.
We are eligible for a subsidy (which we refuse to take). At the same time our deductibles are going way up along with hospital stay costs. So in effect it's paying more to get a subsidy.
So, you go! Ole Gay Lady, an ring that FREE bell. Slut.
Good. I’ll take a side of 0bamaphone and a pony to go with it.
Premium free with a $10,000 deductible, is that really insurance?
This is the community organizer’s base. The only ones he has a thought for. I thought it was obvious when he ran the first time and when Obamacare was passed.
Elisabeth and Mark Horst [pictured at link] look pretty comfy . Like they just woke up. Everyday is alike Monday through Sunday, no work, get up, have some eggs, go back to sleep.
Call yourself an “artist’ like Elisabeth and Mark Horst.
Can’t be bothered to take care of themselves. I have to work my fingers to the bone to provide free healthcare to these leaches!!
Look at the two people they are referring to at the link. They make $12,000 annually, each.
As I understand it, even the poor need to pay their very high deductibles, and then pay for the healthcare at the time of service... the magical “free” subsidies don’t come back to them until their tax check the next year. Exactly how many poor or lower-middle-class folks can afford even a $2,000 medical bill, let alone a $20,000 bill... all based on the promise that they get a chunk of it back sometime next year!??
The New York Times is selling tickets for Titanic’s return Voyage from New York City.
I put in a 17 hour work day recently, I feel angry that I have to work so hard to take care of bums like the ones profiled in the article.
I don’t mind helping truly needy people, but that’s charity.
Taking from the productive and giving to the lazy is theft.
The Dem’s think there is no limit to what they can get away with. They are wrong.
No, they’re NOT free.
They’re paid for by money confiscated from hard-working Americans who would prefer to keep their wages for their OWN families.
People that get things “free” from the government MUST undergo drug testing on a monthly basis. Clear and simple! Nothing should be free to people who are capable of working.
What people still are not talking about is what you are getting whether it is free or you pay.
So you have a free policy. Will you get to see a doctor quickly? Will you have to travel to a doctor or hospital? Will the rationing boards give you less care and hope you die?
Who is on those rationing boards? Do we know yet? Who are these people that make decisions for your doctor and you?
Most thing a person gets that are free aren’t usually too good. I know a few on Medicaid. It is third world care.
I would take free insurance with large deductibles....any day of the week.
That just means I would pay for my own doc visits and meds unless I got really sick. I think that is quite the deal since we currently pay $1k a month for insurance.
I could save that money and pay as we go.