The greatest tax increase of our lifetime cannot get here fast enough for me. The beauty of Obamacare is that nobody really knows how much it's going to cost- I've got a pretty good idea.
I am a 52 year old non smoking male. Mandatory Obamacare sold through state exchanges starts Oct.1. My best guess via this website- for the CHEAPEST plan- will be 300 a month. Probably 400 a month for the CADILLAC plan.
Here is a site that tries to break Obamacare down. The problem now is that health insurers are cranking up premiums just as high as they can possibly go before all of this starts. So these figures have to go up.
I am precisely the type of person that the government is targeting. Anybody who is reasonably healthy or young who has opted out of health insurance and is not supplementing the bad health choices of all of those buffet dwellers and drug users - are being forced back in.
Forcing healthy people back in- is actually going to keep costs down dramatically- while the health care system receives a giant shot in the arm. In reality, the greedy bastards will never reduce premiums, they will simply steal more.
Seat belts save lives right? After all that life saving, did your auto insurance premiums go down?
Incidentally, this is a fantastic example of how corporations privatize profits and socialize losses.
It's how crony capitalism works. Corporations and government keep people enslaved- taking the lion's share of the profits and taxes and leaving workers' some crumbs. There will always be more workers. They are cheap.
The government and the insurance industry are trying to recapture all of those lost premiums over the last 5 years. That's all this is about.
In addition- the statists are going to try and price all smokers out. How does a 5000 dollar penalty sound? That's 800 a month (net) and now as the premiums take shape- the realization that you just lost 20% of your disposable income or greater under penalty of law- will come into focus. Can you imagine a 52 year old smokerpaying 800 dollars a mo. in premiums? http://news.yahoo.com/penalty-could-keep-smokers-health-overhaul-205840155.html
I'd love to see penalties for dope smokers and drinkers. Can you imagine the collective howl that would go up?
So what's America going to look like by the end of this year?
Broke. I can't wait.