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Only 8% estimated to be eligible for Obamacare subsidies .

By lostand confused   2013 Apr 18, 11:58pm   279 views   2 comments   watch (1)   quote      

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   Tenpoundbass   995/996 = 99% civil   2013 Apr 19, 12:11am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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   223/223 = 100% civil   2013 Apr 19, 1:56am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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

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