reply to post by xuenchen
I don't see how this is targeting the poor, they get subsidies on their health insurance. Someone making 36,000 a year would be considered middle
class, 300 month for three people is a very fair price. I pay half that, make less, and thats with my employers contribution. I would have no problem
paying that amount if I was pulling in what the person asking the question was, not to mention, Obama probably is right about budgeting. If you pay
for a bunch of status symbols instead of keeping up with your health your priorities are out of order. I wonder how these people would fare if health
care was taken directly out of their paychecks or in other taxes like in first world countries with universal health care. I guess they would all be
edit on 12-3-2014 by acmpnsfal because: (no reason given)
I make 30,000/year (2,500/month) with a newborn at home (family of 3). I am lower middle class, and do not qualify for federal assistance. I work at
an office that offers what the government labels "affordable healthcare" but the price for my work insurance for my family is 550.00/month (20% of
my income before taxes)!
If my office did not offer "affordable healthcare" I would have qualified for a 215.00/month (less than 10% of my income before taxes) Obamacare
policy. But because my employer offers something labeled "affordable" (though at 20% it is not affordable); I must either pay my employer rate, or
pay the full cost of the insurance policy out of pocket!
I decided to sign up with a private Kaiser policy paying the full cost out of pocket (450.00/month), because it was still cheaper then my "affordable
healthcare" policy offered by my employer.
I had to move my family into my mother's basement and use her cable/internet in order to cuts the cost of Obamacare's impact on my family. Taking
dollars out of my landlord's and cable companies pocket and giving it to Health Insurance companies. A service I have not used in 12 years (not been
to the hospital or had any medical procedure performed in 12 years); without my choice.
This whole process is ridiculous. I wish my employer offered no healthcare policy, at least then we could all qualify for Uncle Sam to pay other
peoples tax dollars to cover the cost of my policy. Because that is what this is, either you pay 450-750/month for your "affordable" insurance
policy (though employer or private), or you take American tax dollars away from the working class to cover the costs I am unable to cover due to low
The only way people are paying what has been advertised as the "affordable" prices (50/month for single adult; 200/month for family) is if your
employer does not offer healthcare labeled as "affordable". If every employer decided to stop offering health care, so their employees can qualify
for the "affordable healthcare" policies advertised; there would not enough taxes to cover the governments portion of the bill. So they punish the
businesses for not offering "affordable healthcare" bby taxing them to make up the difference.
No matter what, someone will be paying this bill, at the price of 450-750/month whether it is all you (450/month in my case); all your
employer/contributions labeled as "affordable" (550/month in my case); or a combination of my money and government credits/tax dollars (215/month
from me + 320/month from other peoples tax revenue).
The funny thing is the price that is best for me (215/month) is the worst for the government as a whole and the global economic situation in general.
Tragic, this whole ordeal simply results in siphoning disposable income from Americans and funneling it into the Health Insurance Companies, which I
may or may not ever use then telling me how great an idea it was...