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Originally posted by CanadianDream420
Means you'll probably have to work 120 hours a month because they now cannot exempt someone for a prior condition.... so you'll have THOUSANDS of people who've just had a heart attack sign up for insurance and make claims..
making premiums go up , instead of lowering it as the gov't provided healthcare is planning on doing.
Originally posted by LazyGuy
I asked myself exactly that same question when I heard it had passed in the House of Representatives last night. I looked around a little through various news reports of it's passing but unfortunately didn't see anything giving even more than vague details.
I guess the biggest question in my mind now is HOW MUCH is it going to cost me? I don't want to run afoul of the jail time that's been mentioned.
They say that the bill will provide for coverage of 96% of us but what about the 4% that it doesn't cover? Jail time?
I guess this bill is good for America. Just think of all the new jobs being created. Building and staffing all the new prisons will bring a much needed boost to our economy.
[edit on 8-11-2009 by LazyGuy]
Originally posted by HotSauce
It means your employer will find any way possible to eliminate your job because now he will become FORCED to be responsible for your healthcare if you work for him.
Originally posted by born yesterday
shut up, slave! get back to work.
Originally posted by NickT916
Im still confused with all this healthcare business and what who gets when and how... Im sure a lot of people here are also confused and concerned as to what to expect. Many of us are in different situations so it might effect different people differently.
Here is my situation, my healthcare coverage is depended on the previous months hours works. In order for me to receive benefits next month i need to work 10 days 8 hours a day in this month... so basically 80 hours this month, would give me full benefits next months.
That being said, how would this obama care effect me for the months that i do have coverage and for the months that when i dont have coverage? I dont have healthcare every month because of lack of work and i dont get 80 hours every month
would i get a fine during the month of not having healthcare and then if next month once i get healthcare would i just ignore that fine and say... oh well, i do have healthcare!! i try to get enought hours to have benefits, but its been really hard lately.