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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: derfreebie
Actually I disagree with you I think the economic pendulum is about to swing, but for how long?
Gas price is lower, American oil production is now competitive.
Here's the biggest kicker...
Foreign investors are coming back to America and investing. How do I know? Because I am in co struction and the co pany I work for manages large commercial projects and they have more bids then they can handle and it's the first time since 08.
originally posted by: tebyen
originally posted by: butcherguy
Current events tells me that they planned to increase the 'fine' from the beginning. They just couldn't tell the 'stupid public' in the beginning though.
Except they did tell us from the beginning that the penalty will be rising. Here's an excellent article from 2013 that outlines how the fees are calculated (some people will have to pay a lot more than $325 for example), how the fee going to increase from year to year, and so on.
That’s just for 2014. The penalty will grow over time: The dollar minimums will be $325 in 2015 and $695 in 2016 and will grow with inflation after that (rounded down to multiples of $50). By 2023, it will hit a projected $800. And the percentage of income penalty also grows—to 2 percent in 2015 and 2.5 percent after that.
Obamacare isn't the best; I'll gladly admit that. I don't want it repealed though. There's a lot of good it's done for people in the US (covering per-existing conditions for one). What does need to happen is the system needs to be converted over to a single payer system, instead of what we've got now.
originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: eXia7
Um...I question this "first time around, 2nd time etc..." I and my family paid nothing, have nothing and isnt going to GET anything. And neither is the gov gonna arbitrarily take $$$ outta my bank.
originally posted by: eXia7
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: eXia7
You are helping people who can't pay for their health insurance.
It's called wealth distribution.
Betcha didn't know that you were "wealthy", did you?
Man, I guess I'm a regular bill gates, just like every other middle class worker.
Gotta love socialism
The “young invincible” crowd of 18-to-36 year olds is crucial to the law’s success because insurance companies need their business to offset the costs of covering older, sicker and more expensive enrollees.