How does the A.C.A. effect you?
You may choose as many as apply to you.
I am enrolled in my employer's qualifying plan.
I am not enrolled in my employer's qualifying plan.
I have signed up through the exchange.
I have tried and failed to sign up through the exchange.
I will try to sign up once the site is functioning.
I will pay the penalty
Do you have any reason to expect the vast majority of people here aren't going to pick option 1? Or the unstated option "I'm still on my parents plan until I turn 26 because I can do that now."
What if I want to export Cheddar's Cousin? What customs paperwork do I need?
I'd expect the population of freelancers in this group would be larger than the general public. I'm gonna guess maybe 80% employer provided, 20% exchange. You also forgot that a lot of people will be signing up on state exchanges (California has it's own) not the federal one.
Looks like millions of people won't be covered by your health insurance poll, Cheddar. More broken promises.
I will not, for example, receive a premium subsidy or Medicaid coverage, and will continue on with my employer's health plan. But I will also enjoy the benefit of the ACA's cost controls and increased coverage, as well as the very real social benefit of not observing millions of my fellow citizens needlessly suffering without access to routine medical care that either poverty or the pre-ACA insurance system excluded them from.
Wished it was single payer like Canada's or Australia's.
And if you continue to stay on that current health insurance plan that does not meet the requirements of Obamacare, you are technically breaking the law.
It is just that Obama has promised not to enforce what the law says for one year.
For a president to just blatantly disregard the rule of law is a very dangerous precedent. Do we really want the president to have the power to decide what laws are going to be enforced and what laws are not going to be enforced?
That sounds dangerously close to a dictatorship to me.
"Some people just need a hi-five in the face."
This post is just as "technically" wrong in this thread as it was in the other one. Research administrative law and get back to me.
The plan I have through my employer was already compliant. My premium and coverage will remain the same through 2014. I will be personally affected very little by the ACA until then. If everything works out, and my premium goes down by then, I will be happy. Unless, of course, the cost to my employer is such that my compensation will be reduced on some other level.
You do realize that many healthy people and people with higher incomes will pay higher premiums than they otherwise would have due to the inclusion of less than healthy people and lower income people in the system, right?
That is where the terms "help" and "pay" were used to distinguish the two groups in my mind.
In checking with the interwebs, I have found sites on both sides of the issue using the exact terms I have used, but I won't make a big deal about the semantics. The substance is what's important. I can agree to whatever terms you like. That being said, wouldn't you agree that the 4 million people who will not receive any premium payment assistance qualify as "many"? That's the lowest number I could find re: people paying higher premiums.
Add to that the other 5-9 million who will be paying subsidized premiums which may or may not be higher than their current premiums, and I would surely call the 7 million currently uninsured who will receive free coverage the winners.
I can see how one could argue that all three groups are ultimately winners if the result is truly a healthier nation. I can only hope that this will be the end result.
I actually don't think 4 million people out of a country of over 350 million qualifies as "many." Nor is there any clear indication that the financial burden placed on those people is any worse than any tax levied on any American for any reason. Almost by definition anyone who isn't getting a subsidy makes above average income.
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