Only 8% estimated to be eligible for Obamacare subsidies .


By lostand confused   Follow   Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 6:58am   56 views   2 comments
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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/8-of-americans-to-qualify-for-health-subsidies-2013-04-18?siteid=yhoof2

A study by Families USA, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group that advocates for lower health-care costs, found that nearly 26 million Americans will be eligible for federal subsidies that will reduce health-care expenses next year. But its not clear how many people will actually use the subsidies to lower costs when the insurance exchanges open in October, since some people will instead qualify for Medicaid if their state expands eligibility. Others, meanwhile, still arent aware of how the subsidies and the insurance exchanges will work, and some critics say the application is daunting. The challenge we have right now is...

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  1. CaptainShuddup


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    1   7:11am Fri 19 Apr 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    And out of those 8% they wont be able to afford the deductibles and copays.

    My wife went to the Doctor last month, for the same test that we paid out of pocket before we had insurance, and it only cost us $500.

    We got a copay bill for $2500 yesterday for her last month visit.

  2. lostand confused


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    2   8:56am Fri 19 Apr 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    The irony is that it is named, "The Affordable care act."

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