Originally Posted by CampD
He did account for unemployment, this will create 20k new jobs for the Gov. Jobs like the IRS agent who will show up to fine you when you cant afford to pay, or all this new Gov employees who will now be getting cushy retirement benefits, who do you think will pay for those?
Under 17,000 jobs. Sorry but I'm a stickler for accurate data. I don't like embellishment especially relating to factual data that is easily researchable.
Why wouldn't you be able to afford to pay CampD? Are you poor? Can you not hold a job?
If you're under certain pay threshholds, you get subsidized.
For those that ARE interested in the facts, from the NYTimes interactive health care reform chart
Starting in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.
- The penalty will be phased in, starting at 1 percent of income in 2014, and rising to the maximum of $2,085 for a family in 2016.
- American Indians don’t have to buy insurance. Those with religious objections or a financial hardship can also avoid the requirement. And if you would pay more than 8 percent of your income for the cheapest available plan, you will not be penalized for failing to buy coverage. (for those of you who are math challenged, 8% of a $35,000 a year salary is $2,800 which equates to $233.00 a month for insurance...so essentially, anyone who has even the crappiest of plans will not be penalized.)
- Those who are exempt, or under 30, can buy a policy that only pays for catastrophic medical costs. It must allow for three primary care visits a year as well.
Heck, even when I was 15 bagging groceries at A&P, I wouldn't have penalized.
And if you're a parent of a family and don't want to provide health care for your wife and children, you SHOULD be penalized because you're a bad parent.
Man, so much fear about nothing.