I know Obamacare was suppose to help but who I don’t know. The sad reality is some families will not be able to afford health insurance because of a glitch in the president’s overhaul law and what was hoped to be rectified by IRS regulations issued Wednesday has no fix the problem. How many people will be affected by this is still unclear. As a result, some families who cannot afford employer coverage will not get financial assistance from the government to purchase their own independently. The Obama administration is passing the buck onto Congress because the way the law is wrote he cannot do anything, while officials say that the administration tried to lessen the impact by forgiving tax penalties for those who can’t get coverage as ruled by the IRS. Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, says this is a significant problem that must be fixed through legislation not regulatory process. Little help will come from the Republican controlled House who want to see the rule repealed, so an immediate fix may not come. Staring Oct.1 many middle class uninsured will be able to sign up for government subsidized private coverage through health care exchanges coverage would go into effect Jan. 1, while low income people will use expanded safety net programs. All Americans will be required to have health insurance whether through their employer, a government program, or buying it themselves. According to an advocacy group for children, First Focus, 500,000 children may remain uninsured because of the glitch. Congress defined the law so that the coverage can’t cost more than 9.5 percent of family income restricting people who meet the affordable coverage from using subsidies to go into the new insurance markets. The restriction was to prevent people from moving away from employer coverage. The issue is that a typical workplace plan costs $5,600 for an individual and $15,700 for a family according to Kaiser Family Foundation. If the employer is not willing to pay part of the cost, then a family cannot afford the full premium on their own locking them out of financial assistance from the health care overhaul law. Employers are relieved that the president did not put the cost of providing for family coverage on them. What happened to the idea of Universal Healthcare? I hear Canada or even Mexico is looking good this time of year.
More hospitals should take this alternative approach and take more care in the patient then what’s in their wallets especially when it comes to kids. The hospital provides an environment conducive to healing not just physically but emotionally. The children are allowed to decorate and paint the walls of their rooms like their rooms at home. As CNN put it best :” Set amidst a wooded expanse of central Florida, with theme park roller coasters peppering the horizon, Nemours Children’s Hospital is arguably the new high water mark for pediatric care in the United States. It’s a hospital that believes nature — and its healing properties — is as valuable as any IV or pill.” I agree it depends on the situation but medicine doesn’t cure everything plus it helps families to know that someone cares and wants the best for their kids.
It is about time they get nervous but in the end they might take a hit and find more ways to nickel and dime you for their services. The American people especially the older variety should be extremely worried about what happens when they can no longer afford the much needed healthcare. It is time we reform the whole system instead of bits and pieces. Universal healthcare anyone?
Really really important you read this article because we are all about to be screwed over by our so called government. This article will explain 10 ways your money will be affected if our government doesn’t come to a deal before Dec 31. Good luck to everyone because we are going to need it if no deal is made. The selfishness of certain government officials will affect the young to the old, the taxes you pay, the size of your paycheck, unemployment benefits, jobs, and government aid. I encourage everyone to get involved because this is what happens when we let the government dictate our lives and the only interest they have is their own.
I don’t really care for Obamacare, but I am glad that corporate America is being held responsible for the health of its employees since they work them so dang hard, but it does not make up for universal healthcare not even close.