CA setting up biggest health insurance exchange under Obamacare


By lostand confused   Follow   Wed, 13 Mar 2013, 10:09am   171 views   4 comments
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http://blogs.marketwatch.com/health-exchange/2013/03/13/california-is-setting-up-the-biggest-health-insurance-exchange-under-obamacare/

What I found interesting -so if you make more money, you pay more in premiums, more in copays, more in out of pocket expenses etc. etc?? Good lord, socialism is alive and well.

"The exchange has a number of plans in mind, but a family of four with a household income anywhere from $23,550 to $94,200 are eligible for at least some subsidy, though it is on a sliding scale. (Those with incomes below those levels would be included in an expansion of California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal.)

Those at the low end of the exchange-eligible income ladder would, under the exchange’s “silver” plan pay as little as $39 in monthly premiums, $3 in primary visit co-pays, no deductibles and a maximum of $4,500 in out-of-pocket costs. Those at the high end could pay as much as $746 in monthly premiums, $2,000 in deductibles, $45 in primary care visit co-pays and up to $12,800 in total out-of-pocket costs. Two more deluxe plans are available — platinum and gold — and a more bare-bones selection known as bronze.
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  1. curious2


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    1   12:15pm Wed 13 Mar 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    "Healthy San Francisco" uses a similar sliding scale, so this is typical. It seems a bit like having to present your income tax returns any time you buy something at a local pharmacy.

    At least smokers won't have to pay extra, so they can shift even more of their medical costs onto everyone else.

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    2   8:03pm Wed 13 Mar 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Lovely system? It rewards people that don't work and punishes those that do work on a rising scale?

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    3   8:08pm Wed 13 Mar 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    carreion, the rewards go to the revenue recipients that lobbied for the legislation, i.e. PhRMA, AHA, AMA, AHIP. The patients are merely pawns pumped full of toxic pills like CAFO cattle. Look at Homefool, and you'll see.

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    4   8:18pm Wed 13 Mar 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    PhRMA, AHA, AMA, AHIP

    Wow, good point. You just listed the architects of Obamacare.

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