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WhaTHellsgoingonhere

(5,252 posts)
Sat Apr 13, 2013, 09:04 AM Apr 2013

I'm uninsured but (should) qualify for subsidized private insurance...

If you make between $11,505 to $46,021 you can buy subsidized private insurance in the state-based online marketplaces. If you make less than $15,302 you may qualify for Medicaid.

You may qualify for discounts to help pay for premiums if your income is from $15,302 to $46,021 for an individual and $31,155 to $93,700 for a family of four.

You can also find out if you qualify for extra subsidies to help with out-of-pocket costs or for government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Plan.


http://obamacarefacts.com/obamacare-health-insurance-exchange.php

Woo hoo!! That's me! I'm employed but don't make $30K and can't afford my employer's health care. Had it last year when it was $76 per pay period. In 2013 my contribution went to $176 per pay period. I couldn't even work there if I signed up. Fortunately, nothing bad is going to happen to me this year and I can get my meds from Costco for cheap!

Woo hoo, living the American Dream!! USA, simply the BESTEST!!!!!

I just wonder...is it really gonna happen for me? I mean, it's going to be there, right? It won't be taken from me now, will it?

I guess I will support my president 100% if I get subsidized health insurance in 2014.
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I'm uninsured but (should) qualify for subsidized private insurance... (Original Post) WhaTHellsgoingonhere Apr 2013 OP
Yep. Obamacare was tailor-made for you. Nye Bevan Apr 2013 #1
Cool. It felt good to tell my boss to his face... WhaTHellsgoingonhere Apr 2013 #4
The Other Side of the Coin stuckinodi Apr 2013 #2
Good grief! WhaTHellsgoingonhere Apr 2013 #3
Health Reform Subsidy Calculator from Kaiser in case is it helpful Bluenorthwest Apr 2013 #5
Thanks for the calculator! WhaTHellsgoingonhere Apr 2013 #6
Here's another thing that's AWESOME about employer based health insurance WhaTHellsgoingonhere Apr 2013 #7

Nye Bevan

(25,406 posts)
1. Yep. Obamacare was tailor-made for you.
Sat Apr 13, 2013, 09:07 AM
Apr 2013

And yes, you will get it starting in 2014. The two big dangers were the Supreme Court and Romney, but now there is nothing stopping it. Open enrollment begins on October 1.

 

WhaTHellsgoingonhere

(5,252 posts)
4. Cool. It felt good to tell my boss to his face...
Sat Apr 13, 2013, 09:30 AM
Apr 2013

...bite me!

Starting to feel better about my president.

stuckinodi

(113 posts)
2. The Other Side of the Coin
Sat Apr 13, 2013, 09:17 AM
Apr 2013

I don't make $11,505 and my state (Ohio) probably won't take Expanded Medicare.

Not only will I have no insurance, I might have to pay a fine.

 

Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
5. Health Reform Subsidy Calculator from Kaiser in case is it helpful
Sat Apr 13, 2013, 09:47 AM
Apr 2013
http://healthreform.kff.org/subsidycalculator.aspx?source=QL

A note from that site says ' In general, full-time employees with employer coverage available that meets specified requirements are not eligible for premium subsidies, unless the employee would have to pay more than 9.5% of income for the employer-provided coverage.

 

WhaTHellsgoingonhere

(5,252 posts)
6. Thanks for the calculator!
Sat Apr 13, 2013, 02:37 PM
Apr 2013

Employee contribution where I work is 16.8% of Gross Income. And for shits-and-giggles, 21.2% of what really matters: Take home pay!

I have no idea why I now feel good about that.

USA! USA! 21% of Take Home Pay!!!

The BEST!!!!

 

WhaTHellsgoingonhere

(5,252 posts)
7. Here's another thing that's AWESOME about employer based health insurance
Sat Apr 13, 2013, 02:51 PM
Apr 2013

Since I told my boss to bite me and turned down the insurance (Oh, believe me, he was NOT happy about that!), the terror of losing my job should I get fired is mitigated by the fact that at least I'm not losing health insurance!!

Wooo hooo!!!! USA!!!

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