In this chart we can see who is exempt from the tax / penalty under the "Affordable Care Act," and who will be penalized.
(Link to chart above
If this information is correct, will it not be less of a burden for those who cannot afford to pay the required amount to just pay the penalty
instead. If we compared the average cost in 2010 employees paid towards individual coverage, against when the law takes effect, a rather large sum is
According to factcheck.org
and the Congressional Budget office, and cited today
in the businness insider
, the penalty can never exceed the cost
of the national average premiums for the lowest-cost “bronze” plans being offered through the new insurance exchanges called for under the law. So
expecting rising costs throughout the next 10 - 20 yrs at least up to the lowest possible penalty
) cannot be
This also brings to mind our seniors, and if they know that in 2014,
$1.05 Trillion from Medicare over the first
10 years and $4.95 Trillion over the first 20 years.
It also makes me wonder if Obamacare will resemble what happens in Britain where recently it has been discussed whether or not the
is a assisted death pathway for elderly patients with illnesses.
Perhaps Americans don't know that the poor and disabled already receive Medicaid, and that it really doesn't
help the poor
unless you make less than 9,500 per year, or the
fact that by 2037 according to the CBO it will run
unless the government acts.
What's sad about this whole deal is that an individual who makes $9,600 annually is still in poverty
So claiming that this Healthcare law is for the poor is none sense. It afflicts the most susceptible in our society and assesses penalties for non -
compliance, only to leave people and families with very little choice but to work, be penalized, or quit your job and sign up for free
benefits..ie.food stamps, medicaid...
edit on 2-7-2012 by Daedal because: edit