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Why wasn't Obamacare offered as a answer to insurance coverage instead of forcing it with a fine if one did not want it ?

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***** Because they want to force today's healthy youth sign up, to pay for the sick elderly. It's kind of like social security :)
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It is offered as that, but if people don't pay into system there will be no money for the insurance to pay out. It's like Social Security or Medicare, which is deducted automatically from paychecks.

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You need to read what it actually is. It's not an insurance plan in itself, the ACA is a set of laws to better the health insurance system for the good of the consumer.

If you don't have health insurance, the hospitals are still required to give you emergency care. Someone has to pay for that emergency care, and the cost is normally passed to consumers who DO have insurance. The mandatory tax is a way to put the cost back on the people who cause it.

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Because the president Barack Hussein Obama believes he is above the Constitution and is the Savior, and that they are smarter than us. Note the President is EXEMPT from ObamaCare.

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Yes the king has exempted himself.
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Or maybe he's still getting the same healthcare that every other president for the last century has received? That's not exemption, that's simply already having coverage.
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That he doesn't pay for, it comes with the job. Just like the White House, camp David, private airplane and over $200,000 per year. Which he probably never has to spend bc I'm sure he doesn't pay mortgage or for transportation. And all he's doing is running the country into the ground. Wow is love to be rewarded like that for not doing my job. Mmm hmm Ok I've stepped off the soapbox
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Just as a point- Medicare was signed into law by President Johnson and he was the first person to sign up for it.
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As another point. When Obama hits 65, he can sign up for it too, so what?
As for ACA, it has always been said that if you have insurance through your employer, you can keep it.
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You can purchase a plan just like you could before through companies who are participating. The only reason for having an account with Healthcare.gov is to apply for the subsidy to help pay your premium. If you are making over a certain amount (which varies depending on where you live $30,000 to $50,000), you do not qualify for premium assist and will be paying the full retail for a plan or a tax penalty for not signing up.

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Actually the upper limit for subsidies is 400% of the Federal Poverty Level - $44k for singles or $92,200 for a family of four.
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Yes well good luck with that subsidy. The amount is so small that it isn't going to help much with the higher premium amounts.
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Oh by the way I sell insurance including the new ACA plan. In my area, single filing no dependents over $40,000 don't get a premium reduction and are paying $375-$700 for a silver plan depending on age.
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it is all leading to the fall of america and the start of one world order. keep your eyes open watchmen

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You sound like me.
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thank you bettyckles, I enjoy reading your answers
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Because they believe us people are too stupid to make decisions for ourselves. They have an extreme "holier-than-thou" attitude and outlook.

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The ACA was designed as a solution for funding the medical care of indigents. In order to get poor people covered, you need a large pool of people who had previously not purchased insurance. In order to get them to sign up, you have to coerce them. Enticing them doesn't work, as there are healthy and won't spend a dime if they don't have to.

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Indigents are already covered under Medicaid.
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In some states, boo. In 37 states, they refused to extend Medicaid to people that didn't previously qualify.
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Republican Senator Charles Grassley from Iowa, added to the bill mandating that members of Congress would have to buy health insurance on the newly created health insurance exchanges.

However the federal government already receives healthcare through a program called the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP). No other business has been legally required to drop health insurance for its employees.

Therefore this is in dispute due to incompetent legislation by someone who didn't thoroughly assess the bill.

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Because of the spend crazy Democrats

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