Let me try again.
Since you have medical insurance you like there is no need to use one of the plans offered through ACA.
Not sure what you do not get.
I am lucky as well to have a plan that I like through my employer. I only know two people that will be getting insurance through ACA. One is self employed and is getting a much better deal through the exchange. The other is a family member who was otherwise uninsurable.
Yeah, sorta, but the Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal under the commerce clause and was only legal as a tax. Typically, paying a fine doesn't put you into compliance with a law, and you can face escalating consequences if you continue to flout the law. But since the mandate is only a tax, paying it means you're legally as compliant as someone who bought insurance.A tax can be a penalty and that is the intent of the fine.
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Sure, because what I need most right now that I didn't have before was maternity care. And oh yeah, instead of co-pays for preventive care, I just get higher premiums. Not sure why it was so necessary to take that choice from me.
I have what was offered a once-over-lightly look and I was shocked at how high the prices were.
The cheapest plan was about $325 a month with a $5000 yearly deductible.
That is close to exactly what I got when I switched plans a few years ago, and I had to pay smokers rates, high blood pressure rates, and maybe a few other things. My deductible has been reduced to $2700, maybe because reported expenses have been trivial.
I guess the higher than expected rates are due to guaranteed insurability. Look for a lot of people to choose to pay the fine and go uncovered.
Just in case anyone hasn't noticed, the old White men who rule the GOP continue to pretend that the Affordable Care Act is not settled law which has been approved by the U.S. Supreme court.
The GOP will pay a price for this kerfuffle and they will have no one to blame besides themselves.
They will get no pity from me.
Saw Jack Lew with Chris Wallace this AM.
Swear to God, Lew has to be the most politically obedient Treasury Sec. ever.
Total Remora on Obama's butt repeating the same talking points.
Anyway ... I bring up his name because Lew was pressed on how many actual enrollments there have been.
After repeatedly stressing how very busy the website has been and after dodging the repeated question from Wallace he still wouldn't say.
He claimed he didn't really know. Anyone believe that?
No mention of the Obamacare 1-800-F1UC-KYO help-line activity status.
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