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Originally Posted by WC
"...but it was your assumption that assumed I made an assumption"
Originally Posted by boutons_deux
...you're not curious about anything outside of your close-minded, benighted blind ideology.
the penalty is way too low. It should be equal to what the market price for a healthy person.
next stop......................break up the insurance monopolies.
6 insurance companies for 300 million people=monopoly
think about it.
gotta spend more time on that. the ambiguity on that is stifling!
Precisely why I linked it instead of trying to explain it.
The depth thing again?
Romney Blasts Supreme Court, Calling Healthcare Act ‘Worst Idea I Ever Had’
Just minutes after the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney slammed the Court, calling the law “the worst idea I ever had.”
“I vow to repeal this law on my first day in office,” he told a crowd at a campaign rally. “Until then, I will work tirelessly to make people forget that I used to totally love it.”
At the White House, President Obama greeted the news of the Court’s decision in muted fashion: “I haven’t been this pumped since I smoked bin Laden.”
Dissenters in the 5-4 decision included Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote, “The only medical procedures the government should pay for are forced transvaginal ultrasounds and exorcisms.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also had harsh words for the healthcare law, telling reporters, “Under Obamacare, you will be forced to marry a gay doctor.”
So if the republicans win the senate and the WH and keep the house, can they repeal the ACA or can the dems filibuster to prevent it from being repealed (assuming repups don't have 60 in the senate which is obviously not happening)?
The more I look into this the crazier it gets. This thing is going to cost BILLIONS more than they projected because of people like me.
The biggie is going to be the insurance subsidies. Insurance is going to be subsidized for everyone making up to 4X the poverty level or $88,000. There is no way they can pay for them without raising income taxes substantially on those that are paying taxes.
From a selfish standpoint I guess I should be for it if if wasn't going to finish bankrupting the country.
I know that I am a small employer that currently pays 100% of insurance for employee and family, but with a high deductible. When this goes through I can drop their insurance, give them all $2 an hour raises and they will get lower deductible federally subsidized insurance than I can currently buy for the same out of pocket cost.
I'm a small enough company that the penalty won't apply to me and since I run my corporation to show zero profit the tax credit won't help. I can quit paying for insurance, let uncle sam pick up the tab for my employees and put $75,000 in my pocket after buying a personal policy for myself.
I predict the country won't go bankrupt over this...
Bold prediction, tbh
I don't think it will take too long after implementation for everyone to realize that the subsidies are going to need to get scaled back quite a bit. For this to survive in any form you'd have to scale back the subsidies and jack up the fines.
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