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Case 3: You and your family do not have an insurance plan AND do not qualify through an employer. Case 3b: You earn above 88k for a family of four. Outcome option one: You get insurance, no subsidies. Can switch anytime. Outcome option two: You do not get a plan. You pay the 1% income "tax" penalty AND RETAIN THE PRIVILEGE of jumping into the healthcare system anytime. You cannot be denied.
Case 3: You and your family do not have an insurance plan AND do not qualify through an employer. Case 3a: You earn below 88k for a family of four. Outcome option one: You buy a heavily subsidized private plan. Can switch anytime. Outcome option two: You do not get a plan. You pay the 1% income "tax" penalty AND RETAIN THE PRIVILEGE of jumping into the healthcare system anytime. You cannot be denied.
Case 2: You and your family currently have an individual insurance plan. Case 2b: Your income exceeds 400% the federal poverty limit (88k for a family of 4). Nothing happens to your premiums (unless your plan didn't meet the minimum standard, rare). There are no more lifetime caps on coverage. You cannot be dropped due to illness. You can switch anytime.
Case 2: You and your family currently have an individual insurance plan. Case 2a: Your income is below 400% the federal poverty level (88k for a family of 4) Outcome: Your plan becomes government subsidized. Your insurer may never drop you if you get sick (FYI, happens to nearly 100% of people on individual plans when they receive a major diagnosis, which is why this provision is in here.). You can switch insurers anytime because of the ban on discrimination vis a vis preexisting conditions.
Case 1: You and your family have an insurance plan through work. Outcome: Your employer gets a larger tax subsidy for the plan. This may or may not increase your income.
I don't understand how this plan is so bad.
Petition them hard to define "hate speech" specifically.
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Time to Clean Up the Obamacare Mess

Michael610 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 5:10 PM
Dig deeper into the poll sweetie. Super majorities support the major planks of Obamacare. They just don't like the mandate.
For a second there I thought this was going to be a reasonable column instead of a rehashing of the slippery slope fallacy.
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In Praise of Discrimination

Michael610 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 4:58 PM
We're having the national healthcare discussion in the first place because even people who follow the rules, get insurance, participate, and pay their premiums, still get hung out to dry by recsission (retroactive drops of coverage by the insurer) and loss of employment. Unless you can fix those problems, go away.
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