we have blue cross and though we make around 35,000-38,000 a year (family of four) have already paid about 2k due to a chronic condition i have. we like and use our fsa (i heard the plan cuts it severely)
I'm pretty sure we probably won't qualify for government assistance so i'm just wondering what this plan will do for us. i hope it won't make things more expensive for us (cutting the fsa) or cause our rates to go up. does anyone know and if possible can you link to something explaining it to me.
thanks and please no bashing of me or anyone else. let's keep this as nice as possible.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:06 AM on Jun. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by ABusyBee at 11:07 AM on Jun. 10, 2010
I believe with the FSA, it limits the amount you can put on it and eliminates the ability to buy over the counter drugs. Not sure about prescriptions though, I am sure someone else will be able to answer that.
Since you don't make much per year, you will possibly be eligible for subsidies to pay for your health insurance plan. The prices for plans will change dramatically before this law takes effect - if it ever does. If Republicans get control of the congress, they can refuse to fund the program and things will continue as they are now. Until all lawsuits are settled in regards to the constitutionality of the law, it won't take effect. There are currently many suits that have been brought against the law, so this will take some time. Subsidy income requirements will likely change before the law takes effect as well, right now they state that if you make under $80K you are eligible. That number will go down.
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Answer by RutterMama at 11:57 AM on Jun. 10, 2010
It will hurt everyone. Promoting it as being free is a big lie, (unless, of course, you are one of the many who do not work & rely on PA to carry you) it will be paid for by our taxes which will continually be going up to cover it & which we will be paying for 2 years before the services even begin. Quality will be substandard because that's all the government will allow & can afford & the rationing of services will ultimately cost the lives of anyone who isn't deemed healthy or productive enough to receive the health care they need to survive; infants, the disabled & the elderly. Socialism never works & a socialist or communist society will eventually collapse.
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 1:17 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:37 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
imho, it will hurt your family. Go check out this site http://republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=178694 There is a link at the top of the article, a "here" which will take you to a timeline of when the highlights and lowlights of Obamacare will be implemented. I highly recommend reading i
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