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Affordable Care Act Appeal

I went to the Kaiser Foundation website that you referenced and read the "FAQ" section as well as other parts of the site. I then filled in the info needed to find out what premiums and premium assistance would be for my stepdaughter. According to the website, she should only be paying $1,485 per year for a silver plan. That's about $125/month. Even if she included all the kids (three of them) on the policy, her premium would still be $125/month as her subsidey goes up due to her income being so low.

This is great news. I appreciate your help. I realize that this is only a start but it's something to fight with. We did not have that before today.

I truly thank you.

Affordable Care Act Appeal

I have a problem. No, my stepdaughter has a problem and I want to help her, but I need help in doing so. My son-in-law died at the age of 46, leaving behind my stepdaughter and four kids. She has been on social security since then and worked very little. Last year she made under $1,000. Here's my (her) issue. She has three of the kids on MChip health coverage. The oldest two kids no longer receive a social security survivor benefit and are in college. My stepdaughter has signed up for ACA coverage thru the Maryland exchange and has been told that she does not qualify for government health insurance premium assistance. This is due to the kids being on MChip and her income. Between the family members (four kids and their mother) there is an income of approximately $45,000.

I don't get it. Am I missing something? A mother of four, with three on MChip and she cannot get help with assistance on her ACA premium? This doesn't make sense. She lives hand to mouth. She is hiding nothing and only wants to get herself covered under ACA insurance. She currently pays over $400 per month for a high deductible coverage and needs to get away from that company. But ACA is saying she doesn't qualify for assistance. I cannot see what it would take to get her government assistance for this coverage.

I'm asking with a big PLEASE. I need help so I can giver her help in getting this taken care of.

Thank you.

What the Dems need is a voice

The Dems need a dynamic voice like Teddy Kennedy that can level the playing field. You are correct that the Dems get pushed around, but a voice like Kennedy's would not let that happen. Who has that? Hillary? Or is it someone from the governor or mayor list?

voting on a Saturday

That's a great idea. Thanks for your idea.

Welcoming an ugly and divisive fight

I find this absolutely disgusting and embarassing. In this country (labeled the most democratic and best country in the world by those who have their own best interests in mind) we have elected officials that will openly discriminate against people who are not like them. Years ago it was the color of their skin, now it's the choice of the person you love. How anyone could support a bill like the ones in these states is beyond reason. We are not the most democratic and best country in the world. We have lowered ourselves to mindless idiots that impose our will (at will) on people who live their lives and pay their taxes but differ in the way they think and feel about the person they love. How despicable!!! Fortunately, in Arizona there is outrage enough that, hopefully, the governor will veto the bill. Georgia and Ohio, I'm not so sure. This is not the country I grew up in. We have lowered ourselves to second class citizens that allow our legislators impose their will on whomever they please simply in the name of party unity. Party unity? If that is the case, who would really want to be associated this it? This is so embarassing for the country. I know, I know. If I don't like it, then leave. That's the biggest cop out ever uttered. The response should be, if you don't like, fix it. That can only happen by voting those out of office who are bigoted hypocrites.

This is the only way the Rs can win

They have no plan for their constituents. They only want to make the Ds look bad, and, hopefully, in the gerrymandered districts keep winning their seats. There will come a time when the saying "what goes around comes around" will take effect. The Rs are the party of cheats because that is the only way they can win. They are in a minority nationwide, but still win seats by stupid laws changing the amount of time people have to vote as well as having super pacs with wealthy cheaters at the helm. I am the only Dem in my family. I argue the fine points of the left leaning policies and never lose. The reason is that the Rs have no idea how to form a plan or policy that will work for them. The only one so far is to cheat to win the election. That is like welfare for the rich.

and Sadly

Very few, if any, have been charged with criminal behavior. These blood suckers lobby congress and get their way. We pay for their sins. I'm sick and tired of the whiny responses that those at the top are taxed too much. BULLSHIT!!!!

The organization never had any.

I couldn't agree more.

I agree with you

It wasn't so much a shocker. It was disappointing that any state would elect someone with such huge ties to any business, having worked 28 years for Duke Energy, and then trying to help negotiate the penalty for polluting. These people will do anything to run our country. I'm tired of it and hope that we can all wake up to the fact that our politicians are corrupt and need to be replaced soon.

Ds or Rs

It doesn't matter what party you are affiliated with, money talks. We keep hearing about how much the Rs are putting into super pacs and always hear that the Ds have put in much less. It doesn't matter. Money will win in the end.

The only way around this is to get out the vote EVERY election cycle, whether it's local elections or national. Without that, there is no hope for anything other than a plutocracy that says it is democratic. Most, if not all, of our senators and representatives are bought by some group. It doesn't matter if they are D or R, they are bought. That is how they accumulate wealth. Donations to their re-election campaigns are, pure and simple, bribery. We need new blood and we need it as soon as possible.
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