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Federal Way Woman Who Got Shout-Out From President Ė Canít Afford Obamacare Policy After All
washingtonstatewire.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Erik Smith

Posted on 11/19/2013 4:32:55 AM PST by grundle

Full title: Rude Awakening for Federal Way Woman Who Got Shout-Out From President – Can’t Afford Obamacare Policy After All

Recognized by President: Jessica Sanford of Federal Way.

OLYMPIA, Nov. 17.—Jessica Sanford, the Federal Way woman who got a shout-out from President Obama last month with her fan letter for the Affordable Care Act, got a rather rude awakening last week. Turns out she doesn’t qualify for a tax credit after all.

At least that’s what the letter said that she got from the state. Now she says her dream of affordable health insurance has gone poof. She can’t afford it. She’ll have to go without. “I’m really terribly embarrassed,” she says. “It has completely turned around on me. I mean, completely.”

Chalk it up to a bollixed-up state website that apparently still has major problems. Originally it said Sanford and her child would get a whopping tax credit that would reduce their total premium to $169 a month. Now the state is telling her it goofed – twice – and she has to pay full ticket.

Obama related Sanford’s story in remarks from the Rose Garden last Oct. 21: “I recently received a letter from a woman named Jessica Sanford in Washington state, and here’s what she wrote. ‘I am a single mom, no child support, self-employed, and I haven’t had health insurance for 15 years because it is too expensive. My son has ADHD and requires regular doctor visits, and his meds alone cost $250 a month. I have had an ongoing tendinitis problem due to my line of work that I haven’t had treated. Now, finally, we get to have coverage because of the ACA for $169 a month. I was crying the other day when I signed up. So much stress lifted.’

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; US: Washington
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To: grundle

Failure- there’s your ‘Federal Way’.


41 posted on 11/19/2013 7:59:52 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: txrefugee

ADD (or ADHD), absent dad disorder...


42 posted on 11/19/2013 8:06:30 AM PST by fatez ("If you're going through Hell, keep going." Winston Churchill)
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To: grundle

New definition of a conservative:

A conservative is a former liberal who had their excellent, affordable health insurance cancelled and then found out they couldn’t afford to buy an Obamacare policy because they didn’t qualify for subsidies.

In other words, a conservative is a former liberal mugged by Obamacare.


43 posted on 11/19/2013 8:18:05 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman
New definition of a conservative: A conservative is a former liberal who had their excellent, affordable health insurance cancelled and then found out they couldn’t afford to buy an Obamacare policy because they didn’t qualify for subsidies. In other words, a conservative is a former liberal mugged by Obamacare.

The true believers can't be swayed. But the liberals and moderates who previously went eeny, meeny, miny, moe at the polling booth are gonna get riled up. And that might be enough for a GOP senate majority in 2014.

44 posted on 11/19/2013 9:34:04 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: lepton
“I don’t want to be bashing the president. I don’t want to be bashing the ACA. I don’t want to come across as saying that. I am a big Obama fan.”

I ran that through the translator and this is what came out.

"Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me."

45 posted on 11/19/2013 9:46:17 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
"Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me.Please don't audit me."

Too late: self-employed individuals are at risk for audit. If she's saying her income is $49K, it's likely that it's actually $60K, if not higher.

46 posted on 11/19/2013 9:50:17 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Heh. I got “maybe he’ll bring me flowers!”


47 posted on 11/19/2013 10:00:50 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Night Hides Not
You are not kidding about the audit. That is why I keep every receipt and have a company card and account.

You have to do these things or it is a major mess come tax time. And an audit is much worse.

48 posted on 11/19/2013 10:01:25 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: freeandfreezing
So Medicaid is way more appealing than a typical ACA insurance plan. The next bad effect we'll see will be people who adjust their income to stay under the thresholds which cause them to lose their subsidized or free plans.

And, during this first year, without employers being involved, there is no way for the government to document your actual income.

Accordingly, the income entry is on the "Honor System"...

49 posted on 11/19/2013 10:20:29 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Night Hides Not
It's in a boy's DNA to need daily doses of strenuous physical activity.

Looking back on my past thru today's glasses, I could easily have been diagnosed as having ADHD starting in the 5th grade...

Due to family issues, my straight A's up to that point began to decline but at least I wasn't subjected to being drugged out of my teenage years......

50 posted on 11/19/2013 1:40:38 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I don't call "911", in my house, I AM '911"....)
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To: grundle

What? She thought she was important to her dear leader?


51 posted on 11/19/2013 3:23:31 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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