Yesterday I was reading an article about Obamacare in the Washington Post. . .
Whether they know about that financial help is a different question, as many have had trouble using HealthCare.gov to figure out how much insurance would cost under the Affordable Care Act. And the study does not include information on whether those subsides would lead to lower premiums for shoppers buying in the health law’s new exchanges.
“There’s no question that when people get better coverage it is likely to mean that they are going to pay somewhat higher premiums,” Families USA executive director Ron Pollack said. “You don’t get anything for nothing. But if you’re eligible for subsides that are going to significantly reduce your premiums, that could more than make up for an increase in premium costs.”
. . . and then I repeatedly banged my head against the wall until I lost consciousness. Before I came to, I had this weird dream:
Uncle Sam: “Give me a hundred dollars.”
I.M. Citizen: “Why”
Uncle Sam: “I’m going to spend it on some things you need—and some stuff you don’t.”
I.M. Citizen: “I don’t really have a choice do I?”
Uncle Sam: “Not really, no.”
I.M. Citizen (reaches for wallet): “Well, okay, here is a hundred dollars . . . ”
Uncle Sam: “Wait, did you have to pay higher insurance premiums because of Obamacare?” (more…)