Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Obamacare - Millions on Medicaid

The folks in Washington that crafted Obamacare never bothered to read the bill before making it law. Nor did the ask OMB to score all the associated costs of the law.

So now, almost a year and a half later, they are just now discovering a "glitch" in the Affordable Care Act, the one we call Obamacrap.

According to the Washington Post, Obamacrap will cause employers to lay off employees, drop group health insurance and result in millions going on Medicaid.

President Barack Obama's health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed.

The change would affect early retirees: A married couple could have an annual income of about $64,000 and still get Medicaid, said officials who make long-range cost estimates for the Health and Human Services department.

Up to 3 million more people could qualify for Medicaid in 2014 as a result of the anomaly. That's because, in a major change from today, most of their Social Security benefits would no longer be counted as income for determining eligibility. It might be compared to allowing middle-class people to qualify for food stamps.

While $64,000 isn't wealthy for most it is a comfortable wage . . . especially if you can get free health insurance.

But the folks in DC refuse to admit the error of their ways.

“Indeed, administration officials and senior Democratic lawmakers say it’s not a loophole but the result of a well-meaning effort to simplify rules for deciding who will get help with insurance costs under the new health care law. Instead of a hodgepodge of rules, there will be one national policy.”

Not a loophole, we PLANNED it this way . . .


So why are we just now learning of this?

Perhaps someone finally got around to READING the bill.

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