Seen on Facebook, so take it with a grain of salt until there’s corroboration. Purported report from someone who tried to sign up on the ACA website:
I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 “Silver Plan” and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I “opt-out” and chose to continue along with no insurance. I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the “REPERCUSSIONS PORTION” for “non-payment” of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with “Non-Payment” and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy “Automatically withdraw” your “penalties” weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is “Free” or even “Affordable.”
So, uninsured now, paying $0 annually, unlimited out-of-pocket expenses.
Now has the “option” of paying $7,164 annually, with a $14k deductible (essentially no coverage short of completely catastrophic), or paying $4,037 a year with, again, an unlimited deductible. Of course, now with the ACA, he no longer has the option of not paying anything except out-of-pocket expenses, his annual health insurance
tax, penalty, tax bill is $4,037 for which he gets exactly zilch.
Gotta pay his fair share! Yes, the Affordable Care Act has added an army of bureaucrats, but not one doctor, will increase the number of people who supposedly will have health insurance ($7,164 per annum, with a $14k deductible counts as “coverage,” you see), and will save us all money because we’ll be sharing the burden!
And if you believe that you’re a moron or a Democrat.
If more of this comes out, expect some blowback. Delay Obamacare? Why? Why not let the Democrats experience the full reaction of the people who actually pay taxes?