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  •  The problem of who qualifies for ACA subsidies or (0+ / 0-)

    "First, we make a commonwealth of our family. Then, we make a commonwealth of families. Then, we make of ourselves a political commonwealth. We engage in the ongoing process of self-government which, first and foremost, is a creative act." - C. Pierce

    by Superskepticalman on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 05:52:00 AM PST

    •  That article is pretty good in that it points (1+ / 0-)
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      to the real weakness in ACA and that limits on funding were the cause of it.  This is why we still need to fight for single payer.

      But it seems to me it is quite sloppy about presenting a couple of key facts.  And the example of the Chapmans leaves out some obvious questions, IMHO.  First off, they are well into the age when some of the preventive care features will save them significant money.  That should be factored in.  Also Ms. Chapman works for a wealth management company but the topic of deferring more of her income doesn't come up?  That's way bizarre.  Or the topic of her employer possibly looking at company plans?

      I was also disappointed that they didn't give the cost of their current plan up front so we understood that they needed an additional $335/month to replace their current plan.  That is substantial for a family earning 100k/year, but not impossible.  

      Also, we're talking about private insurance here, for people above subsidy lines who also are not just temporarily between jobs from which an employer would provide healthcare.  That effects maybe 500,000.  A lot of people, but not nearly as many who benefit.

      I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

      by Satya1 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 07:57:43 AM PST

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