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  •  The ACA does not require that everyone get (1+ / 0-)
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    insurance.  As a practical matter, it gives people the choice of getting insurance or paying a modest penalty with the option to get insurance later if one gets an expensive illness.

    The difference in cost between these two options is very important in determining  what people choose to do.

    New Yorkers may also see increases in their health insurance as ACA establishes minimum benefits levels and some may have their insurance cost go up from the required higher benefits.

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    by nextstep on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:32:20 PM PDT

    •  Federal Subsidies (3+ / 0-)

      should help many New Yorkers with low and moderate incomes and bring down their monthly insurance costs. Right now, those on the individual market have to pay the full cost.

      Skepticism of all the elite institutions, not trust, is what required for successful leadership in this era. Digby

      by coral on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:44:58 PM PDT

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