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View Diary: Obamacare 'rate shock' myth debunked (93 comments)

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    Cardinal Fang, tle

    The ocean of salt is very useful.

    With Obamacare, it is a mistake for the media to provide a single number as the "average cost," since there is such a difference between the cost with or without a subsidy.

    That $615 will look completely unaffordable to people who are going to get the largest subsidies, but not cause much angst for high-income people who are probably paying more than that now. Some readers will feel totally depressed when they read that number. Hopefully, they'll go ahead and check it out on October 1, anyway, and find out what the situation is for them.

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