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16 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
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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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Ohwiseone

The Cato Institute is an American libertarian think tank ..... more right wing nonsense greek !

Posted 16 days ago.

thegreek

Bad Medicine: A Guide To The Real Costs And Consequences Of The New Health Care Law Michael D. Tanner Cato Institute 2011

Copy and paste into your search bar.

Posted 17 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Yeah it was expensive greek , where have you been ? That's one of the main reasons for Obamacare , health care costs are trending upward at 15% to 20% a year !

Posted 17 days ago.

thegreek

It wasn't before the democrats forced the ACA on us !!!

Posted 17 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Not having insurance can be expensive as well !

Posted 19 days ago.

Stillhere

Yeah free can be expensive

Posted 19 days ago.

NasCarNut

I've been reading in the Times there are several places in town to help with taxes and FREE...there's that word again ;)

Posted 19 days ago.

Stillhere

BERIGHT, the fact remains, if you cannot afford the premium how can you afford the HUGE deductible??

Posted 19 days ago.

Ohwiseone

"getting 40 million people access" , read a little more closely next time !

Posted 19 days ago.

Ohwiseone

ONLY 6 MILLION ???? well that 6 million that didn't have it before eh !

Posted 19 days ago.

BeRight

40 million? Last I heard it was barely 6

Posted 19 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Leave it to a republidoodle to whine about getting 40 million people access to good healthcare !

Posted 19 days ago.

Stillhere

Scariest thing you will ever hear. "I'm from the Government and I am here to help"

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted 19 days ago.

BeRight

Maybe you should volunteer to help them fill out their tax returns

Posted 19 days ago.

Ohwiseone

And all that fuss when the point was to get those who cant afford insurance a chance ! Simple really !

Posted 19 days ago.

BeRight

. It's important to note that these irritations are forced upon the very people that President Obama is counting on to make his law popular.

There are plenty of reasons for people to oppose Obamacare on policy grounds. But politically, the law's fatal weakness may be the irritation it delivers to those it's supposed to help

Posted 19 days ago.

BeRight

Adding insult to injury, a substantial number of tax filers will go to all this trouble only to find out that their subsidies were too high and they owe the federal government more money. According to some estimates, more than 3 million people will learn they have to give back some of the subsidies they were counting on. But some are ongoing. In recent months, it became clear that everybody who gets insurance through the exchanges will have to go back to the Healthcare.gov website every year. Due to complexities in the formula for calculating subsidies, they will either have to select a new plan (meaning they might also have to switch doctors every year) or risk higher out-of-pocket costs.

Changing insurance and doctors every year is a major hassle, to say the least

Posted 19 days ago.

BeRight

The law provides health insurance subsidies to more than 6 million taxpayers. In general, they are lower-income Americans who file the simplest tax returns — a 1040 EZ.

Now, however, that will not be an option. Instead, all who received subsidies must file a Form 8962, which requires five pages of IRS rules to explain. Among other things, it requires a full accounting including the cost of their premium, subsidy, and tax credit. Not only that, the form is to be filled out for each and every month of the year.

This may not seem like a big deal to those who write the rules and are affluent enough to hire someone else to prepare their taxes. But it is unlikely that those receiving healthcare subsidies have accountants to handle such things.

Posted 19 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Oh you think that the report abuse button just goes one way ??? What a putz !

Posted 22 days ago.

Stillhere

Greek just report and ignore. Everyone else does

Posted 22 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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