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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The House Republican effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act could hit many rural areas particularly hard, according to a new analysis, sharply increasing the cost for some residents buying their own insurance. In extreme cases, the amount a consumer might owe for a plan could exceed that person's annual income. In Nebraska's Chase County, a 62-year-old currently earning about $18,000 a year could pay nearly $20,000 annually to get health-insurance coverage under the House GOP plan -- compared with about $760 a year that person would owe toward premiums under the ACA, an analysis by Oliver Wyman showed. The consulting firm, a unit of Marsh & McLennan Cos. is the first to project what consumers could actually have to pay to get health plans under the House's blueprint. The analysis looked at the cost of a benchmark insurance plan at the "silver" level under both setups.

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How many iPhones could you buy for that 20k?

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-13 03:20 PM | Reply

How many iPhones could you buy for that 20k?

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03

Well, they won't be buying those phones now. Or eating, I think.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 03:23 PM | Reply

I like Bernie's plan better. Although, I question how he would pay for it.

#3 | Posted by Daniel at 2017-03-13 03:30 PM | Reply

They will have to take out a loan for 2k just to break even.

'Murika done got fixt!

#4 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-13 03:53 PM | Reply

In Nebraska's Chase County, a 62-year-old currently earning about $18,000 a year could pay nearly $20,000 annually to get health-insurance coverage under the House GOP plan

But Charles Koch will save MILLIONS. I am sure that will trickle down.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-13 04:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Chaffetz sez this guy is wasting his money on things like food, shelter and utilities.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-13 04:43 PM | Reply

Imagine hating Obama so much that you would see to it that your own voters are charged more than they earn for something they need.

#7 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-13 05:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Paul Ryan is disappointed that they were only able to **** 20 million or so poor people over with this tax cut for rich peo,,,, errrr health care bill.

#8 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-14 10:06 AM | Reply

But Charles Koch will save MILLIONS. I am sure that will trickle down.

#5 | POSTED BY 726 AT

I think the plan is for rich people to get really healthy and then their health will trickle down.

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-14 10:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

Just as I predicted when I renamed the bill the "Bankrupt working class people in their fifties and sixties" bill.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-14 10:13 AM | Reply

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Imagine hating Obama so much that you would see to it that your own voters are charged more than they earn for something they need.

#7 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD AT 2017-03-13 05:15 PM | FLAG:

It's not so much hatred for Obama, but rather unparalleled greed to transfer wealth from the middle class to the 1%.

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-14 10:38 AM | Reply

It's not so much hatred for Obama, but rather unparalleled greed to transfer wealth from the middle class to the 1%.
#11 | POSTED BY 726

No. It is hatred for Obama. Pure and simple. They have to erase this bill as tho it never existed. They have lied for so long about this they have no choice now.

They could just tweak it and make it work as intended. But that will never do. They have to repeal it completely. For their egos. Even if it hurts millions of Americans in the process. Because that is how we make America Great. On the backs of the sick, the elderly and the poor and disadvantaged.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-14 11:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Here is a comprehensive list of countries that have free market health care systems that work:

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#13 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-14 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"I like Bernie's plan better. Although, I question how he would pay for it.
#3 | POSTED BY DANIEL"

I'm guessing about 8 or 9 less smart bombs per year and one less war of choice per decade ought to do it.

#14 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-14 04:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

But isn't this the great Republican Insurance Plan (RIP) that we were promised?

#15 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-03-14 05:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It will be so great. Everyone will be covered and costs will be much much lower. Believe me.

- Trumplestiltskin.

#16 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-14 05:20 PM | Reply

The poor are going to be sick of being so healthy.

-Trump

#17 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-03-14 05:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"It's not so much hatred for Obama, but rather unparalleled greed to transfer wealth from the middle class to the 1%."

Please...unless you're claiming that a 62 year old in Nebraksa making $500k a year would pay less you're full of crap.

#18 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-03-14 05:34 PM | Reply

Here's another perfect example of why my abject disgust and wishes for ill toward anyone still supporting Trump are perfectly justified.

I'm not a huge fan of church or jeebus in general but I do recognize that some do good works. When we have the border patrol turning away Canadian church mission groups it's gone to full on fascism.

www.cbc.ca

#19 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-03-14 05:38 PM | Reply

#19

This has happened before. In 2009 a Boy Scout in Pennsylvania was threatened with a lawsuit by the local chapter of the SEIU after he cleared a hiking trail as part of a volunteer opportunity. The Chapter's leader told the city council that there should be no voluteers...that the work should instead be paid labor given to union employees.

Bunch of idiots...I guess H4H is done now. They're clearly a leading source of stolen construction jobs.

#20 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-03-14 06:10 PM | Reply

It will be so great. Everyone will be covered and costs will be much much lower. Believe me.
- Trumplestiltskin.

#16 | POSTED BY 726 AT 2017-03-14 05:20 PM | REPLY

Really? That wasn't Obama who said that?

#21 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-03-15 12:10 AM | Reply

Nope, but it's good to hear that the rrrrriiiiiigggggghhhhhttttttt is still running against Obama.

#22 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-15 08:48 AM | Reply

I like Bernie's plan better. Although, I question how he would pay for it.

#3 | Posted by Daniel

The people who have sucked all the wealth out of our middle class pay for it.

And costs would drop dramatically so there would be less to pay for.

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-15 11:35 AM | Reply

So you think a 64 year old making $24K should have to pay the same amount as someone making $500K?

If they can't afford it they don't deserve it?

Pay up or die quietly?

#24 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-15 12:44 PM | Reply

republican dictionary

reform: cut
fix: cut
improve: cut
control costs: refuse to pay
diplomacy: military expansion
respect: fear
cooperation: marxism
community: marxism
altrism: weakness
empathy: weakness
Gluttony: virtue
selfishness: virtue
greed: virtue
wealth: objective measure of virtue

#25 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-15 05:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Republican Health Care
Stage One: jam through a law repealing as much of Obamacare as possible with only Republican support.
Stage Two: let Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price try to use regulatory controls to prevent the resulting upheaval in insurance markets. (Translation: to keep prices from rising so fast that millions of people find insurance unaffordable and drop out raising rates)
Stage Three: to browbeat Democrats into accepting the fact that neither Obamacare nor anything like it is coming back, and agreeing to more legislation that will create a health care system more to Republican liking.
The Republicans will pursue Stage Three with the fanaticism of a terrier shaking a rubber rat. Health care might be one area where people don't buy the upside down -------- this crowd is selling. (Jeff Sher)

#26 | Posted by nutcase at 2017-03-15 11:40 PM | Reply

If they can't afford it they don't deserve it?
Pay up or die quietly?
#24 | Posted by hatter5183

That sums up the R health care plan nicely. They live in constant fear that somebody, somewhere, is getting something they don't deserve. And of course rich people deserve big tax breaks because they make bribes. Excuse me, I meant campaign contributions.

#27 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-03-16 02:20 PM | Reply

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