Reminder to the Uninsured: Obamacare Fines are Coming
An important Obamacare deadline is approaching. People who don’t have health insurance have until February 15, 2015, to purchase a plan or they will face a hefty penalty doled out by the IRS in 2016, which will be either $325 per adult or 2% of a family’s income, depending on which is higher for an individual or family. The Hill notes that insurance companies are trying to remind | Read More »
New Gallup numbers pour cold water all over one of the Democrats’ remaining defenses of ObamaCare
According to Gallup, which has been measuring the percentage of uninsured Americans monthly since 2008, the current rate of uninsured Americans is stuck at 16.1%. A quick look at the trends will show you that percentage is almost the same as what it was when President Obama took office in January 2009, and nearly identical to the rate of uninsured in March 2010, when the Democrats jammed | Read More »
#Obamacare watch: latest rules openly trampling on the uninsured.
So, here’s Bob Laszewski’s description of the latest way that the Obama administration rewrote the law and tax code: If you had a health insurance policy that was cancelled, you are now exempt from the individual mandate and its tax penalty should you not decide to buy a replacement policy. In addition, you can now sign up for the very high deductible Catastrophic Plan that | Read More »
Congrats America, The Free Market Works
“According to a new analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services, 50 to 129 million (19 to 50 percent of) non-elderly Americans have some type of pre-existing health condition. Up to one in five non-elderly Americans with a pre-existing condition – 25 million individuals – is uninsured” Healthcare.gov report – At Risk: Pre-existing conditions could affect 1 in 2 Americans. Our system is | Read More »
Pelosi fine with jailing the uninsured.
I fiddled with cutting down this video… …of Speaker Pelosi admitting that she’s fine with sending people who don’t want to be insured to jail (H/T: Infidels are Cool); but I’m not all that happy with the results. Which is interesting, because I’m also not happy with the notion of throwing poor people into jail just because Speaker Pelosi wanted to raid taxpayer wallets and | Read More »
47 Million and Obama’s Grab for Charitable Deduction $
I’ve been pondering this number. Yes, it sounds bad, very bad, and we Republicans know that it is not an accurate count of the truly no-fault-of-their-own uninsured. I have read here on Redstate estimates of 8 to 12 million that fall into this category. But how many of those are really sick? How many have accidents? How many need medical care? From http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/c/chronic/stats-country.htm Prevalance Rate for Chronic | Read More »