I make 14k a year. I'm almost 41 and have a 19yo son. After the ACA showed me what I'd be paying, my jaw dropped at the lack of help or anything
available. So I decided to take my same information and do a 'let's see what...' with 3 other salaries: 57k/yr, 19k/yr, my 14k a year and 5k a year
(because I made 5k last year due to being out for surgery and other reasons).
Poverty levels of 100 to 400% are who get the subsidies.
Keep this in mind.
Here are the pics. I hope my chicken scratch writing on each makes sense. I'm starting with 57k a year and going down to 5k.
hope it will work. I can't use the uploader here, it just gives a tiny black box with an x in it. smh.
So as you see, the 57k a year me would be well in the 'high end' of the poverty range and can get help. A tax credit of about 850 dollars.
The 19k a year me would be still in the lower end of the poverty range and only has to pay almost 4oo dollars a year for insurance. Plus that me would
get a 5900$ a year tax credit subsidy.
The actual 14k a year me (hi guys n gals!) is NOT in the poverty range period and has to pay $6350 something a year which is 43% of my yearly income.
Zero subsidy. No help. I make far too much to be considered poverty or need help. OH WOW REALLY?????? not in the poverty range. where's my lamborghini
then since Im so rich?
then the 5k a year me, this is the best yet. ready? Same 6k a year required which is 83% of yearly income (um, govt, y u no add right, that's OVER
100% of this me's yearly income), NO aid period because obviously that's the 1%... i can't even go on. It sickens me.
but here's the rotten proof that nope, the less you make, the more you're screwed. Zero help. I get to pay 43% of my yearly income with NO help
period. NONE. Zero. that's why I'm not getting any insurance this year. I may get some cheap dental because I have a tooth genetic issue and some are
getting really bad and they hurt. But still. I'll pay that stupid fine for the health insurance. 97 dollars is far less bank killing than almost half
of my yearly income. I live in Indiana too. No medicaid thing HERE. They nope'd that.
thanks but NO THANKS, ''affordable'' health care my patootie.
edit on 14-3-2014 by sarra1833 because: (no reason given)