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  •  With what plan? nt (1+ / 0-)
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    Freedom of religion is freedom FROM religion. Tweeting @dmiller23

    by DailyDrew on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:16:19 AM PST

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    •  With the 'pay the penalty' plan. (2+ / 0-)
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      The 2.5% of income as a fine plan.

      "Just make every mistake in the book, and then experience that pain that results from each mistake." - crystal eyes

      by GussieFN on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:17:45 AM PST

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      •  Unless your income rises... (1+ / 0-)
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        That's nominal income, of course.  Now if anyone's real income rose, that would be news!

        Freedom of religion is freedom FROM religion. Tweeting @dmiller23

        by DailyDrew on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:19:43 AM PST

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        •  But the fine is capped at (1+ / 0-)
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          the cost of an 'average plan,' right?

          And, um, I don't really kow what 'nominal income' is! (This is why I lead a life in which I make zero dollars some years.)

          "Just make every mistake in the book, and then experience that pain that results from each mistake." - crystal eyes

          by GussieFN on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:22:17 AM PST

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          •  Ha! I'm really not sure what you're talking about (1+ / 0-)
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            but I'm pretty confident there's no way you'll pay $2,500 one year and nothing the next.

            Freedom of religion is freedom FROM religion. Tweeting @dmiller23

            by DailyDrew on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:26:02 AM PST

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            •  Well, because my income was $0 last year. (0+ / 0-)

              So the subsidy is 98% or whatever. I guess I'd pay $500.

              And then the year when my income was $100,000, I'd pay $2,500.

              I'd need to make two-hundred-and-something thousand a year before I was paying more than I am now, at %2.5 percent of income. And that's ignoring the cap.

              Unless I'm fataly confused, which happens with financial subjects.

              "Just make every mistake in the book, and then experience that pain that results from each mistake." - crystal eyes

              by GussieFN on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:28:31 AM PST

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              •  I think you are confused. (1+ / 0-)
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                Not with respect to the year you made $0, but if you make $100,000 you're going to be paying a shit-ton (technical term) for health care, should you get sick in any way.

                Freedom of religion is freedom FROM religion. Tweeting @dmiller23

                by DailyDrew on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:31:51 AM PST

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                •  I'm definitely confused. Looks to me like (1+ / 0-)
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                  I do this:

                  I don't get the mandated insurance. Instead, I pay the fee. $500-2,5000 a year, instead of $5,5000 a year I pay now.

                  Then if I get sick, I buy the insurance. They can't reject me for having a pre-existing condition, so I'm good. Or at least better than I am now, because my policy has a $15,000 deductible.

                  "Just make every mistake in the book, and then experience that pain that results from each mistake." - crystal eyes

                  by GussieFN on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:51:12 AM PST

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