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  •  Someone 55 making 16K, under the Senate plan... (1+ / 0-)
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    Oops. I goofed the number from memory.

    Actual Premium: 6,606
    Subsidy: 5,892

    The point still stands. I think $715 is a lot of money when you're just wee above the poverty level. Certainly , it doesn't leave any room for co-pays, and out-of-pocket medical costs.

    •  6606-5892 =714/yr < $60/mo (1+ / 0-)
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      A person on a 16K plan isn;t paying $300/mo - The $715 is < $60/mo but that still makes health care unaffordable for someone at $16K.  The leve for Medicaid eligibility for a single person is in the 14K range and the probelsm start above that level.  I don't see how a person at that income level can pay anything.

      •  Never said $300 per month... (1+ / 0-)
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        Must have been someone else. I said 900/year instead of 715/year--a memory glitch--I've been playing with the calculator for days and running people's numbers over the phone. Still, the concept applies, and that we both seem to agree.

        $715/year could pay for yearly check-up+CSA membership+other preventative care, or a whole month's rent and utilities....

        When you're that poor, $715 is a LOT of money.

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