28 October 2013

Yippeee for ObamaCare!

What people in other states or countries don't understand is that every state has different rules, so you can't really say that ObamaCare is some really great thing that everyone needed.  Here, to qualify for Medicaid (free insurance with no copays), you have to own less than $1,000 worth of stuff for an entire family.  So we could all be homeless, but because we own the car we'd be sleeping in, no insurance for us.

What would make sense is expanding Medicaid qualifications, but that would require a huge cash outlay down the road for each state, so our state didn't go for that.  

But everyone is required to have insurance now.  Making people buy a product from a company whose executives earn more pooping in the bathroom than most of us earn in a month is not a heavy-handed government tactic.  It's just a "tax," and we should be used to that sort of thing by now.  So what's happening is that a lot of lower-middle class people are discovering they can't afford insurance and do the other things they like to do, such as eating and paying a mortgage. 

Our insurance is changing next year.  The upshot is that we're paying a lot more for less stuff, and we're thankful that we at least can afford to do that as long as no one actually gets sick.

4 comments:

  1. It seems to have a few bugs in it, we have medicare here and have had it for a long time it takes a while to get it working right but the rich should pay more than the poor and if your income is under a certain level it's free and run at a federal level not by the states, they would fight to much.
    Merle.........

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    1. Aside from a safety net for the extremely impoverished, I'd like the government to stay out of everything. They've screwed this up, they've screwed up education and just about everything else you could imagine. Protect our borders (and that includes from illegal immigrants), protect our food supply and protect us from terrorism. Otherwise, I'd like them to stay out of our lives. :)

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  2. Paying a lot more for less stuff is a world wide plague I'm afraid.

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    1. Yep. At this point I'm just glad we're not paying some carbon tax shakedown on top of everything else. :)

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