Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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.’

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonstatewire.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: obamacare; obamacarepremiums
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-51 next last

1 posted on 11/19/2013 4:32:55 AM PST by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: grundle

Well, that’s what she gets for kissing the Fuhrer’s ass. Sniveling little boot licker.


2 posted on 11/19/2013 4:34:41 AM PST by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

3 posted on 11/19/2013 4:36:46 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle
I haven’t had health insurance for 15 years because it is too expensive. My son has ADHD and requires regular doctor visits

For some reason I don't think she's being truthfull.......

4 posted on 11/19/2013 4:37:22 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I don't call "911", in my house, I AM '911"....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

Ritilin (sp?) is provided free by the state castrators.


5 posted on 11/19/2013 4:44:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: grundle

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA SNORT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA SNORT
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.....


6 posted on 11/19/2013 4:47:08 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms....."e)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle
The Kaiser calculator has the following numbers for $49K income, and coverage for a 48 year old adult and a 14 year old kid:
Results

The information below is about subsidized exchange coverage. Note that subsidies are only available for people purchasing coverage on their own in the exchange (not through an employer). Depending on your state's eligibility criteria, you or some members of your family may qualify for Medicaid.

Household income in 2014:
316% of poverty level
Maximum % of income you have to pay for the premium, if eligible for a subsidy:
9.5%
Health Insurance premium in 2014 (for a silver plan, before tax credit):
$5,755 per year
You could receive a government tax credit subsidy of up to:
$1,100 per year
(which covers 19% of the overall premium)
Amount you pay for the premium:
$4,655 per year
(which equals 9.5% of your household income and covers 81% of the overall premium)
That's $400 per month after the subsidy. I'm very surprised her budget is so tight she can't afford $400 a month on $49K per year.
7 posted on 11/19/2013 4:50:11 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle
"So you are struck on this big treadmill of bureaucracy, and you know, it feels very out of control."

And this is just the sign-up-for-a-policy issue .... wait until she has to deal with them on actual health care and hopefully, it won't be a life/death issue. Some people (libs/progs/Dems) never learn ..... this Obamabot still believes in the ACA and says "I am a big Obama fan".

8 posted on 11/19/2013 4:51:38 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle
I am a big Obama fan.

Some people never learn. This doofus is one of them.

9 posted on 11/19/2013 4:54:40 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

10 posted on 11/19/2013 4:56:17 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Uh-oh! She thinks she going to have to pay a penalty of $95. Wait until she finds out her penalty is $500. The penalty is $95 or 1% of her salary, which on her $50,000 salary is $500.


11 posted on 11/19/2013 4:56:28 AM PST by rawhide
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Where is the child’s father? When morality goes, the nation is doomed.


12 posted on 11/19/2013 4:58:47 AM PST by txrefugee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zhang Fei

$400/ month for what? If the deductible is high, then it could be likely that continuing to pay cash out of pocket is preferred to cash out of pocket plus $400/month down the toilet.


13 posted on 11/19/2013 5:01:12 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (You know something's really wrong when the salesman keeps selling long after the close.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Mygirlsmom
$400/ month for what? If the deductible is high, then it could be likely that continuing to pay cash out of pocket is preferred to cash out of pocket plus $400/month down the toilet.

Come to think of it the Kaiser calc is for the Silver plan. She signed up for a Gold plan (lower co-payments and deductibles). Maybe that's some significantly higher number.

14 posted on 11/19/2013 5:09:18 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Hmmm...maybe ADHD is inherited.


15 posted on 11/19/2013 5:11:18 AM PST by RossA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Stupid is as stupid does.


16 posted on 11/19/2013 5:12:16 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

“Stupid is as stupid does”


17 posted on 11/19/2013 5:12:29 AM PST by tobyhill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MissMagnolia
Some people (libs/progs/Dems) never learn ..... this Obamabot still believes in the ACA and says "I am a big Obama fan".

Nietzsche once wrote:

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
By that he meant that nobody believes in God any more. So we inflate people like Obama and regard them as living gods. Just because people have lost faith in traditional religions doesn't mean they have no belief system. It actually means they'll believe in anything.
18 posted on 11/19/2013 5:15:14 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Jessica Sanford is the poster girl for what is wrong with America. Seeking it all, the single mom has nothing. She is in the long haul, a dysfunctional societal drag


19 posted on 11/19/2013 5:16:02 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

I don’t know if she was arrested for anything...but....GUILTY!


20 posted on 11/19/2013 5:16:50 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-51 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson