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Obamacare 'Ambiguity' Could Make Health Care Too Costly for Millions

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posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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More uncertainty in the PPACA ObamaCare law.

Now it seems that some families might not be able to get that promised "Affordability" that seems to be a major point of the law and subsequent regulations.

Beware of the magic "Ambiguities" that lurk within


HHS and IRS may actually have more power now that the elected legislators !!

Medicaid may not be within reach as some would have hoped and dreamed of.

The States still have some power left.


The New York Times reports that an “ambiguity” in President Obama’s signature health care law may make the Affordable Care Act unaffordable for millions of American workers and their families.

Ironically, the glitch is Clintonesque in nature, over the meaning of the word “affordable.” The definition of the word could have enormous practical repercussions in decisions about who obtains government assistance for health insurance.

Under rules proposed by the Internal Revenue Service, which will carry out some of the primary provisions of Obamacare, some working class families would be unable to afford employer-sponsored family coverage health care benefits and yet would also not qualify for subsidies granted in Obamacare. In other words, these workers and their families will fall between the cracks of the language of the legislation.......
Ah yes ! one of the oldest excuses for failure.... "will fall between the cracks of the language of the legislation"




For a family whose annual income is $35,000 and who pays $4,130 -- or 12% of income -- for family health care coverage sponsored by an employer, the costs would be considered “affordable” under IRS rules.

Under Obamacare, however, employer-sponsored health insurance is considered “unaffordable” if a worker pays a premium of more than 9.5% of the worker’s household income.

The IRS argues that this calculation should be based only on the cost of individual coverage for the employee, not coverage for a spouse or children.

Thus, the family would not be eligible for government subsidies to buy private health insurance in the states’ exchanges.


Breitbart story

Well Now What ?



what are we missing here ?




posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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The IRS argues that this calculation should be based only on the cost of individual coverage for the employee, not coverage for a spouse or children. Thus, the family would not be eligible for government subsidies to buy private health insurance in the states’ exchanges.




Under rules proposed by the Internal Revenue Service


Sounds like Gov has no balls to tell the "reserve" to go blow it.


Why do we care again about the IRS? And why are they making the rules ?
edit on 18-8-2012 by paleorchid13 because: (no reason given)



 
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