OK another complaint... now the righties are claiming it's a TAX increase on the middle class.
No it's a Penalty for Idiots who think they can survive wo some kind of health coverage and let everyone else pay for their mistake if they're wrong! IF you're poor and can't afford it, you can apply for credits so you can ! Doesn't that cover about 98-99% of everybody ?
If I'm not mistaken, the hit is a little less than $100, and anything even vaguely related to enforcement was written out of the final bill. So in reality, it's neither penalty nor tax — unless you feel guilty enough to pay it.
If anyone has a link/s or something that explains exactly what this means to us 99% let me know. I'm already receiving the emails from my righty friends that believe the Rs "we're now on the brink of financial destruction" message they're hearing from Rush etal today.
I need something that spells it out simply. What it's going to cost us, how it's going to be paid for, how till it save them money etc.
I'm curious as to how it's going to be paid for also. Too busy right now to do the Google so I'm calling on my more politically knowledgeable peeps here to help.
I'll leave the minutia to Gary, since I think he goes to bed reading this stuff.
But I will tell you that a hard core right wing friend of mine called a half hour ago to bitch and moan. I explained to hime that it will bring healthcare costs and insurance premiums down over time. I told him that as of now kids with pre-existing conditions can no longer be barred from coverage and that come 2014, that applies to everyone. That young adults under 26 can stay on their parents policy, that lifetime caps will be abolished. That women cannot be charged higher premiums than men. That the bill is fully paid for (unlike Bush's wars and tax cuts). And on and on...
His reply: "Are you serious? I didn't know that!" Two obvious things: The Obama Admin has done a piss-poor job of explaining the bill clearly; My friend is a devoted Fox News viewer.
That the bill is fully paid for (unlike Bush's wars and tax cuts). And on and on...
That's the question, how. I keep hearing this financial ruin sobbing crap.
I heard about some kind of rebate by August 1 for what our providers have been over charging. For the majority that have insurance through their employer it seems the bear share will go to the employer who was paying the bulk of the premium, but for us that have been buying it straight from the company the rebate will be higher.
Holy sheet! I was going to look up a list of what procedures preventive care covers. I am shocked. Shocked. Round up the usual subjects. [Cassablanca film]
Covered Preventive Services for Adults
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked Alcohol Misuse screening and counseling Aspirin use for men and women of certain ages Blood Pressure screening for all adults Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk Colorectal Cancer screening for adults over 50 Depression screening for adults Type 2 Diabetes screening for adults with high blood pressure Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease HIV screening for all adults at higher risk Immunization vaccines for adults--doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary: Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Herpes Zoster Human Papillomavirus Influenza (Flu Shot) Measles, Mumps, Rubella Meningococcal Pneumococcal Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Varicella Learn more about immunizations and see the latest vaccine schedules. Obesity screening and counseling for all adults Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users Syphilis screening for all adults at higher risk
Covered Preventive Services for Women, Including Pregnant Women
Note: Services marked with an asterisk ( * ) must be covered with no cost-sharing in plan years starting on or after August 1, 2012. See Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Access to Preventive Services for Women.
Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women Bacteriuria urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant women BRCA counseling about genetic testing for women at higher risk Breast Cancer Mammography screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 40 Breast Cancer Chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, as well as access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women* Cervical Cancer screening for sexually active women Chlamydia Infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk Contraception: Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling, not including abortifacient drugs* Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women* Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes* Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening and counseling for sexually active women* Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test: high risk HPV DNA testing every three years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older* Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk Tobacco Use screening and interventions for all women, and expanded counseling for pregnant tobacco users Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) counseling for sexually active women* Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk Well-woman visits to obtain recommended preventive services for women under 65*
Note: Services marked with an asterisk ( * ) must be covered with no cost-sharing in plan years starting on or after August 1, 2012. See Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Access to Preventive Services for Women. Covered Preventive Services for Children
Alcohol and Drug Use assessments for adolescents Autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months Behavioral assessments for children of all ages Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Blood Pressure screening for children Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Cervical Dysplasia screening for sexually active females Congenital Hypothyroidism screening for newborns Depression screening for adolescents Developmental screening for children under age 3, and surveillance throughout childhood Dyslipidemia screening for children at higher risk of lipid disorders Ages: 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Fluoride Chemoprevention supplements for children without fluoride in their water source Gonorrhea preventive medication for the eyes of all newborns Hearing screening for all newborns Height, Weight and Body Mass Index measurements for children Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Hematocrit or Hemoglobin screening for children Hemoglobinopathies or sickle cell screening for newborns HIV screening for adolescents at higher risk Immunization vaccines for children from birth to age 18 —doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis Haemophilus influenzae type b Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Human Papillomavirus Inactivated Poliovirus Influenza (Flu Shot) Measles, Mumps, Rubella Meningococcal Pneumococcal Rotavirus Varicella Learn more about immunizations and see the latest vaccine schedules. Iron supplements for children ages 6 to 12 months at risk for anemia Lead screening for children at risk of exposure Medical History for all children throughout development Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Obesity screening and counseling Oral Health risk assessment for young children Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years. Phenylketonuria (PKU) screening for this genetic disorder in newborns Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling and screening for adolescents at higher risk Tuberculin testing for children at higher risk of tuberculosis Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Vision screening for all children
Learn more about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations.
Gary, I was reading about the initial mistake by CNN and Fox about which way the decision went. Interesting stuff. The language of the decision opinion was even more convoluted than the usual opinion that it looked at first glance to have been a rejection. At one point, a Fox correspondent, when being asked to clarify, was speed reading the opinion to the camera live trying to figure out what the hell it said.
_________________________ We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle
If anyone has a link/s or something that explains exactly what this means to us 99% let me know.
Send your rightwing friends to ThinkProgress! (begin by telling them that "thinkprogress" is a new Karl Rove doodad, otherwise they won't bother going to a damn liberal website ) They have two good posts.
The rightwing can celebrate: poor people will get hurt.
Buried in the Supreme Court’s 193-page decision on the health reform law was one big surprise: States can opt out of the law’s sweeping expansion of Medicaid, significantly reducing the number of Americans who gain insurance.
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