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Originally posted by badgerprints
I really am surprised how many people believed that they would get "free healthcare" out of Obamacare.
Originally posted by litterbaux
I work for a major corporation, they provide healthcare for my family. Does any of this affect me? From the lingo provided by MSM it's only for people that do not have health care, ie part timers or people working cash jobs.
Thanks in advance.
not buying health insurance is supposed to be capped at either the annual average Bronze premium, 2.5 percent of taxable income, or $2,085.00 per family in 2016.
Originally posted by litterbaux
I did not read the Obamacare plan.
Originally posted by Tardacus
Since this IS a tax then it should be considered as non taxable income, so for people who do buy health insurance their premiums ( up to the amount of the obamacare tax) should also be considered non taxable income.
Originally posted by Elliot
So, again, why are you needing to go to see the doctor and receive tens of thousands of dollars in treatment every year? Sounds like a scam. It would be like paying tens of thousands of dollars in your gas or electricity bill just incase you ever use too much. Why would you do that?
Originally posted by VikingWarlord
reply to post by Elliot
That is exactly what I was wondering.
I haven't been to the doctor in years. I have back problems and a few other muscular issues, but I just tuff it out. The only time I go, is when I break a bone or tear a muscle really badly.
Q: I don't have health insurance. Will I have to get it, and what happens if I don't?
A: Under the legislation, most Americans will have to have insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty. The penalty would start at $95, or up to 1 percent of income, whichever is greater, and rise to $695, or 2.5 percent of income, by 2016. This is the individual limit; families have a limit of $2,085 or 2.5 percent of household income, whichever is greater. Some people can be exempted from the insurance requirement, called an individual mandate, because of financial hardship or religious beliefs or if they are American Indians, for example.
Q: I want health insurance, but I can't afford it. What do I do?
A: Depending on your income, you might be eligible for Medicaid, the state-federal program for the poor and disabled, which will be expanded sharply beginning in 2014. Low-income adults, including those without children, will be eligible, as long as their incomes didn't exceed 133 percent of the federal poverty level, or $14,404 for individuals and $29,326 for a family of four, according to current poverty guidelines.
Q: What if I make too much for Medicaid but still can't afford coverage?
A: You might be eligible for government subsidies to help you pay for private insurance that would be sold in the new state-based insurance marketplaces, called exchanges, slated to begin operation in 2014.
Premium subsidies will be available for individuals and families with incomes between 133 percent and 400 percent of the poverty level, or $14,404 to $43,320 for individuals and $29,326 to $88,200 for a family of four.
The subsidies will be on a sliding scale. For example, a family of four earning 150 percent of the poverty level, or $33,075 a year, will have to pay 4 percent of its income, or $1,323, on premiums. A family with income of 400 percent of the poverty level will have to pay 9.5 percent, or $8,379.
In addition, if your income is below 400 percent of the poverty level, your out-of-pocket health expenses will be limited.