Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Obamacare - Who Benefits?

The folks over at KFF came up with this nifty map showing who will benefit the most (read as pick the pocket of the taxpayers for the highest subsidies) from Obamneycrap.

Not only is it a cool graphic, you can also use this link to find out what percent of your neighbors will be recipients of the rob the rich to give to the poor wealth redistribution strategy.

The median income for my zip code is slightly over $73,000 yet according to the map about 18% of my neighbors will have the chance to pick up a subsidy for their health insurance premiums come 2014.

My first reaction is WTH?

My next reaction is, well, that is because premiums will be at least double what they are now, so there are a lot of folks who can afford health insurance now but will find it out of reach in 2014.

According to the article, in 2014 a family of 4 can earn up to $31,809 and get free health insurance from Medicaid.

Good luck finding a doc willing to take you as a patient.

Also, families of 4 earning up to $92,200 can at least partake of some portion of the taxpayer wealth redistribution plan so they don't have to pay the full toll for health insurance.

Did you ever imagine a time when $92k would be considered poor enough to warrant a government subsidy?

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