Skip to comments.Obamacare teeters (Sign up early? You lose)
Posted on 12/24/2013 12:57:52 PM PST by Libloather
The expanded hardship exemption, for instance, "opened a major can of worms," wrote analyst James Capretta on the Weekly Standard blog. "The administration said for months that the mandate would not be waived for anyone, even those with canceled policies, and it vowed a veto of any delay legislation coming out of Congress. Now the rules have been changed, and some families who have committed to pay thousands of dollars in insurance premiums will feel very personally betrayed by an untrustworthy administration."
They join millions of others who are reeling from massive premium increases under this onerous law.
Over the weekend, The New York Times reported on the staggering cost of premiums for people who fall just short of qualifying for subsidies because their income is slightly too high. In more than 170 counties around the country, a 50-year-old making $50,000 a year just above the qualifying limit for subsidy assistance "would find the cheapest available plan to be unaffordable," the newspaper reported. In some places, prices can quickly approach 20 percent of a person's income double what experts consider affordable health care.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Well if you like Pelosi, you can keep her.
Obamacare diagnosis: terminal.
...and you give up all your personal information to the world
(I wonder what SS# Odungo used, or did he get another “new” one?)
You screwed up -- you trusted us!
For all those democrats and liberals (wanna bet %?) who got COMPLETELY hosed by obozoare AND being stupid enough to believe them:
Obama must be impeached. He must not get away with his treasonous unconstitutional “change.”. Think I am a nut job? I mean it. Just might happen too, if his approval numbers drop below 30.
Anyone with a pulse could have looked this info up on the Kaiser site a year ago, like I did, and then this wouldn’t be such a shock. Conservatives have been trying to talk about it for months now, only to be told we were ignorant racists.
Everyone with half a brain knew that this was a complete disaster from its inception. The very first claims let the informed know it was a complete lie.
“Obamacare will not add one cent to the deficit.”
A second grader who can add 1 + 1 could figure out that it was impossible to addd 31,000,000 people to a medical maintenance system for free. I use the term “medical maintenance” because what we call “insurance” is not even close.
We expect our “insurance” to pay for routine maintenance and upkeep of our bodies and minds. If we expected our auto insurance to pay for oil changes and new tires, home insurance to pay for new paint and traveler insurance to buy airline tickets, then we could call having a company pay all of our medical bills “health insurance”.
Barack-a-Claws brought us a sack of coal for this Christmas,... and the next,... and the next,... and the next...
BTW, we no longer have insurance but hubby practically cut this thumb off last night using his Leatherman tool at midnight, so off to the ER we go. Turns out the triage doctor was probably a libertarian, and the subject quickly turned to Obamacare, which he says will be an absolute disaster. We were there for 3-1/2 hours and had to share a 3-bed room when he finally got taken back for stitches. The people in the room with us included an infant with an ear infection, a 10-year-old with a mysterious rash, and a late 20s woman with a UTI. I’m not a doctor, but I did work in the medical field for almost 30 years, and IMO none of those situations constituted an ER visit at 1a.m. According to the ER doc, this is the future.
Obamacare is a loser. "Single payer" and socialized medicine is a loser. Socialism is a bankrupt economic system on the ash heap of history that keeps getting propped up by ignorant, starry-eyed, bleeding heart do-gooders and power hungry tyrants.
Why isn't the Right screaming out the RIGHT ANSWER? We give the Left ammunition when the RIGHT spends most of it's time and energy cursing the darkness rather than shining the light. The alternative which needs to be expressed LOUD and CLEAR is the FREE-MARKET ECONOMIC SYSTEM. The answer EXCLUDES GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE which is why it gets so little press. Who is out there who will stand up and shout "FREE MARKET" and "CUT GOVERNMENT TAXES" (spending cut will follow tax cuts and the opposite is also true) from the mountain tops, not to mention the halls of Congress?
A lot of "conservatives" think government needs to regulate economic matters. The historical (a well as theoretical) fact is that government always makes economic matters worse and is not a stabilizer but a de-stablizer of the economy. Everybody except bureaucrats are poorer when the government has to finance a TRILLION+ DOLLAR BUDGET with OUR MONEY.
When you’ve lost a leftist rag sheet like the Tribune...
Embrace the suck.
He gets 30 points for just spelling his name right.
Sounds to me like those early signups have received actual harm and would be wonderful plaintiffs in a lawsuit.
You were bunked with the wrong group for a laceration injury. Patients needing stitches should be kept well away from the infectious ones.
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