The new health care plan

United States
April 30, 2010 8:23am CST
I would like to know what others think. If I understand the new health care plan correct then every person is require to carry health insurance, if the person doesn't have health insurance the penalty is $800.00 or 2 % of the AGI, which ever is greater, for each year not covered. Employers who don't provide health insurance pay a penalty of $2000.00 for each non-covered employee per year. I would like to know what other people think about the new health care plan and what people are planning to do if for example they are unemployed. The penalty is $800.00 that is if I understood it correctly. The days the average individual pays between $3000.00 and $4000.00 per year for regular health insurance coverage, nothing really special. Plus the premiums have increase by about 25%. If a person is unemployed or they hours were reduced due to the economy who have afford paying a health insurance premium of about $333.00 a month? Would many people not just opt for paying the $800.00 penalty?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Apr 10
*applause* yes. that is pretty silly huh? I will be paying the fine. Then, when you do get sick or hurt, according to their new laws, then you can pick up insurance and they cant turn you down.
• United States
30 Apr 10
Good point, I didn't even think about that, now the insurance company can't turn you down if you are already sick, so maybe something good is coming out of the new plan after all.
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@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
1 May 10
ha ha ha isnt it about the usa? that is the communismm kind of the restriction for you
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• United States
3 May 10
Yes, it is somewhat funny, the land of the free imposes such restrictions upon its people. I just don't get this whole health care plan so far I don't see any good in it. I must be missing something.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
1 May 10
I've never heard of anything like this but I think it would be awful to have to pay the $800.00 penalty! I wonder if this is Barack Obama's fault? He has something to do with health care that so many people are unhappy about and I hope I don't cause any hurt feelings but I can't stand him, anyway! I'm unemployed but I have Medicaid. I'm so glad I have that.
• United States
3 May 10
I', really not sure if the penalty is $800.00 but there is a yearly penalty and I thought it's $800.00. I would have to go back and look it back up. Yes, it is Barack Obama it is what he said he would do will he was running for President he said that all American's have the right to health care coverage.
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