Obamacare Fee!!!!

Posted on December 11, 2012

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English: President Barack Obama signs the Tax ...

English: President Barack Obama signs the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 at the White House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WASHINGTON – Ohhhh heck no! Not another fee! Arrrgggh! Whyyyyyy? Whhyyyyyy? Ahem! Apologies. We digress.

If you’ve been under a rock then you should know that beginning January 1st 2014 it will be unacceptable for insurers to turn away someone who is sick. This sounds awesome and compassionate and all kinds of Kumbayah, until tax payers realize they may have to foot some of the bill. The $63 per person fee is said to offset the expense of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Obama’s healthcare reform.

Who do you think employers will pas this unexpected expense to medical plans to? Estimates speculate that almost 200 million Americans could get hit. It’s supposedly temporary and then set to decline, phasing out completely in 2017 unless Congress decides otherwise. You could view it as helping someone who has a debilitating disease, such as cancer, that would not get care otherwise or just another assault on your pocketbook. If there’s one thing for sure about Americans, we love our pocketbooks!

 

QDN – Staff Writer

 

 

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/obamacare-pre-existing-condition-fee_n_2273005.html

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