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4 days ago.
by Stillhere
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Obamacare is not "FREE" health care

People have finally realized that the word “free” is nowhere to be found in Obamacare’s “ Affordable Health Care Act”. Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap. A study released Thursday by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation found that government tax credits would lower the sticker price on a benchmark "silver" policy to a little over $190 a month for single people making about $29,000, regardless of their age. For uninsured people who are paying nothing today, this is still a big cost that they're expected to fit into their budgets.

 
 

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BeRight

There is a problem with a law when 100% of the Democrats vote for a law before reading it and then once they do read it they work 100% to exempt themselves from that same law. This is what we have in ACA. We hear speeches all the about something had to be done to bring down the cost of health care. This is about insurance policies and forcing people to buy something they do not need. Young people are being force to buy more insurance then they need to generate money to pay for people who will get subsidized policies. Health care costs are not going down. The losers are going to be the middle class and young people who are going to be asked to subsidize those considered poor. A noble but costly proposition to those who will pay the price.

Posted 605 days ago.

Kunectdots

Asknot - As you follow Obama down the path to ruin, you're going to have "options".

Those options will be called a Single Payer health care program...and you're NOT going to like it.

Posted 605 days ago.

BeRight

I am impressed the Oniel has a firm grasp of the ACA even though those in the media don't get it. Is is also amazing that Harry Reid refuses to put his staff into the exchanges at the same time he promotes the exchnages. More waivers are granted daily for friends of Obmama but he tells us that the exchanges are the best thing since sliced watermellon.

and six people have already signed up.

Posted 606 days ago.

BeRight

1. Premiums will go up for many people. WHY? First, Obamacare requires all health insurance plans to meet certain standards. They call these standards “Essential Benefits.” While some view this as protecting consumers, the protection comes at a price. Second, the policies don’t have any spending caps. While there may be good policy reasons for this rule, it comes at a significant cost Third, health insurance companies can’t charge more if you have a pre-existing condition. While such a rule helps those who previously were uninsurable, it also comes with a cost

2. Many people will lose their current insurance

3. You don't have to buy through the exchanges

4. Obamacare is immensely complicated. Most who voted for it never read it.

5. The exchanges offer limited choice of doctors. Many people will lose contact with their family physicians.

Posted 608 days ago.

BeRight

What is interestging about the last post is that you have to fill out an application before you can look at health policy pricing.

So someone just looking for information is now included in this "great rush" to sign up.

I think we are bending the facts just a little to put lipstick on a pig.

Posted 609 days ago.

BeRight

A federal health care official told Congress on Tuesday that 700,000 people had submitted applications through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces. But Sebelius said Wednesday that the administration has no “reliable data” for how many have successfully enrolled.

Posted 609 days ago.

BeRight

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.

Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC News that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter.

Posted 610 days ago.

BeRight

I guess I forgot: What was the goal of the Affordable Care Act?

Posted 621 days ago.

BeRight

So if one of the people paying nothing now goes to a doctor and gets a $500 out of pocket bill, do you believe they will be pleased?

Posted 634 days ago.

moderation

beright- now imagine that scenario without any insurance.

Posted 634 days ago.

BeRight

This is a cut and paste comment from a health care shopper: can get a bronze policy (the cheapest one) for about 250 bucks a month. Okay, so I'm in the hole 3000 bucks a year. But that means I'm insured, right? Welllll, I have to meet a $6300.00 deductible before I'm even eligible for any payment from that plan. Okay, so I'm now $9300,00 in the hole. Now I'm all set, though I just paid 28% of my net income. Let's say I need surgery now, and that surgery costs $10,000 (not unusual). At least it's paid for, right! Well yeah, but only at 60% which means I'm another $4000,00 in the hole. I've now paid 36% of my total net income for the year SOLELY on healthcare."

Posted 634 days ago.

BeRight

Out of pocket costs for a family of four will be 12,700 dollars per year plus the monthly premiums of 300 dollars. Wow how can a family making 30,000 year pass up that good deal? This fiasco will fall apart and die the miserable death it deserves. Just another Liberal knee jerk law with

Posted 634 days ago.

BeRight

1200 bucks a year in premiums with the subsidy, and then another 6200 in deductibles if you need to use the insurance. So if you are going to need a lot more than 7500 dollars a year for medical expenses it could benefit you, if not you are just throwing away your premiums each month on a gamble. They might as well force everyone to play the lottery as well!

Posted 634 days ago.

moderation

Seeing is believing, huh greek.?!

Posted 639 days ago.

BeRight

We deserve whatever comes out of Washington. American Voters are Stupid. A recent CNBC poll found more Americans oppose ObamaCare than oppose the Affordable Care Act. But………….. more Americans support ObamaCare than the Affordable Care Act.

Confused? That would be understandable given that these are two names for the same law.

Posted 639 days ago.

BeRight

Well Fred I know that they vary from state to state but your statement in your letter seems all inclusive as you summarized by saying "a marked drop".

Posted 640 days ago.

BeRight

I wonder if this will be covered: A surgeon in China says he has constructed an extra nose out of a man's rib cartilage and implanted it under the skin of his forehead to prepare for a transplant in probably the first operation of its kind.

Posted 641 days ago.

BeRight

In lightly-regulated states, such as Ohio and Florida, premiums will likely soar since insurers here will no longer be able to exclude the sick and will have to offer more comprehensive policies.

But hey, were all in this together. LOL

Posted 641 days ago.

BeRight

Go ahead and Google “insurance premiums going down”

Posted 641 days ago.

BeRight

In Fred’s letter to the editor this morning he states “there has been a marked drop in insurance premiums since the implementation of the early stages of the Affordable Healthcare Act”. Where in the world is he getting this information from? The administration is able to point to the rates that are lower than they were expected to be by the Congressional Budget Office. But But But……………………………. But the bad news is that those rates they are bragging about are much higher than what people are currently paying! What a bunch of hooey.

Posted 641 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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