"The examples point to families of four and families of five, both of which the IRS expects in its assumptions to pay a minimum of $20,000 per year for a bronze plan.
“The annual national average bronze plan premium for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) is $20,000,” the regulation says.
Bronze will be the lowest tier health-insurance plan available under Obamacare--after Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Under the law, the penalty for not buying health insurance is supposed to be capped at either the annual average Bronze premium, 2.5 percent of taxable income, or $2,085.00 per family in 2016."
God Bless the Marine Corps.
Because of the bold above... your WORK. The true cost is hidden since your work place pays most of it. And that is what is going on here, forcing workplaces to pay healthcare for all their workers.. since you insist on having that stupid system in the first place.How is costing me 5X more for insurance bending anything other than my wallet?
Plus your costs wont go up... since you have healthcare coverage... now should you loose your job, well then you are as screwed as you have always been I guess.
Your whole system is about that.. before Obamacare and after Obamacare. Nothing has really changed, except that people are now realizing how expensive it actually is and a few on why... the system is beyond broken and is totally driven by profit and exploitation.I see, so it really isn't about making Health Care better, or less expensive for me, the consumer, but rather attacking companies that make a profit....
The recent release of the price database for hospitals never got the coverage it should have thanks to the media handling of the healthcare industry, but the very fact that a surgery can cost 4k one place and 90k a few miles away ... shows that there is a massive problem.
When you have a system, where it is cheaper for a patient to send a relative down to the local drugstore to buy a box of over the counter painkillers, than it is to ask the nurse for one...just ONE pill.. then you know there is a massive problem.
But dont worry, the usual right wingers paid by the GOP will soon hit this thread and blame Obama for everything, while ignoring the fact it is the healthcare system and its political backers... the GOP... that are the root problem.
J-Mac actually believes his insurance costs $3,600. That's the sad part. He has no IDEA how much his employer is paying to subsidize its cost. One trip to COBRA and he would be educated.
*The employer gets to deduct the subsidized portion of an employee's health insurance as a business expense, so he pays no taxes on it. The employee is given that perk tax-free and has no IDEA how much his employer pays for it. Market forces not at work.
Thank you, Quazi!
Obama lied and his disciples fall right in line rationalizing and defending the deception
Shame on all of them
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
This is why millions of unsuspecting full time workers are about to be relegated to 29 hours a week.