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Obamacare in markdown/Reddit syntax

bulrush Sep 4th, 2013 (edited) 166 Never
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Signed into law March 23, 2010.
Open enrollment starts Oct 1, 2013. Coverage doesn't start until Jan 1, 2014.

Obamacare fine table. Fine is whichever amount is larger. "Not every uninsured person will be subject to the penalty, however. In fact, 80% of the 30 million Americans expected to lack coverage in 2016 will be exempt from the mandate, according to the Congressional Budget Office."

2014 2015 2016 (fully phased in)
$95 per adult, plus $47.50 per child, max $285 or 1% of income, $325 per adult, plus $162.50 per child, max $975 or 2% of income $695 per adult, plus $347.50 per child, max $2085 or 2.5% of income
  1. The child cost is 1/2 the adult cost of insurance.
  2. The maximum fine is 3x the adult cost of insurance.
  3. Low-income people will be exempt from paying the fine.

Promises broken

  1. Obamacare will be free
  2. 2012. Obamacare recipients can't get access to a doctor.
  3. 2010. Obamacare costs increasing

Misc

  1. 2009. Democrats against Obamacare
  2. 2009. Obamacare to cover 12 million illegal immigrants who don't pay taxes.
  3. Welfare highest paying minimum wage job in 35 out of 50 states. http://www.youngcons.com/welfare-is-highest-paying-entry-level-job-in-all-but-fifteen-states/
  4. Cato Institute isn't quite right, but welfare is still a a great deal, so why work? http://authority.scientopia.org/2013/08/21/no-cato-welfare-doesnt-pay-more-than-minimum-wage/
  5. Estimated vs actual costs of Obamacare. Includes cost per enrollee, prices of plans with deductible values. https://resources.ehealthinsurance.com/affordable-care-act/history-timeline-affordable-care-act-aca
  6. Winners and Losers of the Affordable Care Act. http://www.moneycrashers.com/obamacare-history-affordable-care-act/
    • The day the ACA passed, the state of Florida, joined by 25 other states, filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging its constitutionality, specifically the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion. The National Federation of Independent Businesses, a conservative lobbying group, as well as some individual plaintiffs, also filed suit in Florida questioning the act’s constitutionality. A third lawsuit, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services v. Florida, was also filed supporting a case for constitutionality.
    • Between January 19, 2011 and January 16, 2014, House Republicans voted 48 times to repeal or dismantle the ACA.
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