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$175 premium for a young, healthy
student? Thanks, Obamacare!

Washington Examiner (DC), by Ashe Schow

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/3/2013 9:46:09 PM

American media outlets were finally able to track down a mythical creature — a person who actually signed up for the Obamacare exchanges online. But that person, Chad Henderson, admitted to the Washington Post that the premium for the plan he enrolled in was $175. Ouch! Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to lower premiums? Henderson’s going to pay a $175 premium and he won’t even receive vision or dental insurance. He has contacts, so not having vision insurance is kind of a bum deal. Henderson, as far as we know a healthy, 21-year-old college student at Chattanooga State Community College who lives in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/3/2013 10:00:36 PM     (No. 9549227)

Obviously not a math major, or he could figure out that this can never work to his advantage unless his health totally fails.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 10/3/2013 10:09:44 PM     (No. 9549235)

take a lesson from the WWII vets..
just say "NO"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chippewa, 10/3/2013 10:22:54 PM     (No. 9549246)

When you are a healthy 21 year old buying into a plan that has to cover anybody with a pre-existing terminal illness and that covers everything except toothpaste and shampoo, what did you expect. I am surprised that it was that cheap!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 10/3/2013 10:38:30 PM     (No. 9549257)

The article didn´t mention Chad´s parents, but I´m gonna go out on a limb here and wonder why he´s not already covered since he´s under the age of 26!?!?

Sheesh! Just typing that out gave me the creeps! {{shudder}}
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Peach1, 10/3/2013 10:49:29 PM     (No. 9549266)

Correct me if I´m wrong, but wouldn´t it be cheaper for him to pay the fine? Why even sign up?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Scottc, 10/3/2013 10:59:33 PM     (No. 9549276)

I have a hard time buying this story. Why not enroll in health insurance either through the university or his parents?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/3/2013 11:01:20 PM     (No. 9549278)

More proof that it was never about health care, only about bigger government and more control of the serfs by our over lords.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: msctex1, 10/3/2013 11:16:33 PM     (No. 9549288)

It was never expected to function. Its failure is the means to their true end, the destruction of the system as we know it, with only Government, God help us, there to pick up the pieces.

It is criminal, and I hope it is eventually recognized and acknowledged as such.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 10/3/2013 11:19:13 PM     (No. 9549290)

Time to introduce our insurance novice to copays and deductibles. The insurance premium is but the tip of the cost iceberg.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Distorted, 10/3/2013 11:51:20 PM     (No. 9549313)

Complete the story, guys. What was his deductible for the $45/mnth. plan versus the high priced spread? But, I bet he got maternity coverage in case he gets pregnant.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/4/2013 1:11:10 AM     (No. 9549358)

I am more concerned that a healthy 21 year old male works part time at a day care center.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/4/2013 4:25:53 AM     (No. 9549399)

If these college kids buy insurance and pay the premium out of their student loans,it only adds insult to injury as the interest compounds on the loan.Some of them could be so brainwashed that they would sign up as a show of support for Obama.

But this story is exactly why the republicans need to hold fast on the shutdown.If this is true,it would show that even being low income won´t save you from the wrath of this demonic plan.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/4/2013 4:35:14 AM     (No. 9549403)

Sounds like a bargain to me. Young person I know is being charged $600/month to continue insurance via COBRA now that they´re aging out of parents´ coverage, and still can´t find a job with benefits.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/4/2013 5:26:04 AM     (No. 9549437)

Like I told my granddaughter when she started moaning about the cost, you voted for the jerk, now you get to reap what you´ve sown.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pacman333, 10/4/2013 7:17:53 AM     (No. 9549531)

Agree #6. Something doesn´t add up with the way this story is presented.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: yourblueroom, 10/4/2013 7:31:33 AM     (No. 9549557)

#14: my new reply to these folks is: "Don´t like Obamacare? If you didn´t vote for Romney, don´t complain to me!"


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Reply 17 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 10/4/2013 7:33:13 AM     (No. 9549562)

When you and everyone else you associate with is making over 6 figures a year, $175 small change. These people in Washington are completely out of touch with the reality of how most Americans live.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 10/4/2013 9:11:26 AM     (No. 9549708)

Presume a person is working a job that pays $15/hr. at 38 hrs./week. No OT. One week paid vacation and Holidays. Five days per week, which=1976Hrs./yr. Gross pay=$29,640/yr.
Married, 2 Children.
Income tax: About $3k to $4k.
Real estate and school tax: $9k.
State Tax: 4%. = $ 1,1385.60
FICA 7.5% = $2223.
Sub Net = $15,417.00
Obamacare = (using 12mo X $175 X 4 family members. $6000.
subnet-6000 = $9,415 Net/Year
Something very wrong with my calcs.
It leaves the guy with just $181.06 per week to feed his family, pay utilities, car insurance, cable and etc.
Food Stamps? Town Pantry?
I may be way off in these calcs. I don´t think so. $40K in the pocket is barely enough these days. OH!
I FORGOT HIS COMPANY PAID FOR HIS HEALTH CARE! SHAME ON ME.












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Reply 19 - Posted by: djcdjc, 10/4/2013 9:24:05 AM     (No. 9549735)

Let them eat kale.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: joew9, 10/4/2013 9:39:21 AM     (No. 9549765)

I would not be able to go to college today. The tuition has gone up 4 times faster than inflation in the last 30 years. I had a major medical high deductible policy. It cost me $15 per quarter. In today´s dollars that would be about $50 per quarter. You´re not allowed to even buy those kind of plans anymore. A young college student does not need these Cadillac health plans. My whole time in college I never needed a doctor even once. But I had that major medical in case of something unexpected.

Insurance is supposed to be for the unexpected. It should not cover your normal operating expenses. It´s like car insurance that pays for my gas. Ridiculous.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Arby, 10/4/2013 10:22:15 AM     (No. 9549851)

And now that the young suddenly have skin in the game and are feeling the burdens of government control and taxation, perhaps they´ll reach for that other lever the next time they´re in the voting booth.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: spahrkl, 10/4/2013 10:30:43 AM     (No. 9549869)

In our area an insurance man called in and said he could have furnished him such a plan for $50.00/mo.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/4/2013 10:39:46 AM     (No. 9549893)

I am calling out #13 on the $600 number for COBRA coverage on a 20 something. That number doesn´t pass the smell test. Show me the paperwork.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: pacman333, 10/4/2013 10:55:12 AM     (No. 9549916)

Sorry for the second post, but is this the same Chad Henderson referenced in the article on this post?

Something doesn´t add up here.

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=754843


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Reply 25 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 10/4/2013 11:09:16 AM     (No. 9549951)



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Reply 26 - Posted by: Distorted, 10/4/2013 11:09:59 AM     (No. 9549952)

This Obama shill is so thick he does not realize the policy he claims to have secured shows a thundering increase in cost over what he could have had last week, all because of government force exerted directly on his wallet.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 10/4/2013 11:11:19 AM     (No. 9549957)

Once again these brilliant young turks have voted to pay child support on themselves for the rest of their lives.

Can you hear me now!

Maybe they might want to drink TEA instead of Kool Aide...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 10/4/2013 12:10:49 PM     (No. 9550072)

I´d like to know who this kid and his parents voted for last year.

If he voted for Obama, I say to him go pound sand.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 10/4/2013 2:37:09 PM     (No. 9550264)

The majority of people I know under the age of 40 are entirely under-performing compared to counterparts of 30 years ago. I owned a house by the time I was 27 with no financial help other than a conventional mortage. These young people will not sacrifice what little money they have for something forced on them and which does not provide immediate self-gratification. It would be wiser to just implement a 100% sales tax on smart phones and shoes. Epic Fail ObamaCare.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: artman1746, 10/4/2013 3:06:25 PM     (No. 9550298)

As usual; everything involved with a liberal is a lie. A liberal will lie about anything to further the ideology. And liberals will congratulate each other for their lies. This is why liberalism should be defined as a religion. Liberalism, like Islam, condones lying if it benefits the movement. Don´t ever believe a liberal.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: 4justice, 10/4/2013 3:15:48 PM     (No. 9550311)

In the good old days (early 80s), I just went to Student Health at UCLA. I wouldn´t have been able to afford another $175 a month.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/4/2013 3:22:09 PM     (No. 9550321)

flipping burgers, washing dishes, mopping up
and having babies doesn´t add up. It´s called "make the babies suffer stupidity"
and it´s approved by all the minimum wage propagandist communist agitators who want to "give" rights, welfare style, to anybody with a picket sign.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Daylily, 10/4/2013 3:26:52 PM     (No. 9550324)

Obamacare people picked the wrong person as their ´poster boy´. Nothing in this story adds up.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/4/2013 9:58:14 PM     (No. 9550783)

#23, sorry you don´t believe it, but I have seen the letter. That is the quote from a very large insurance company operating in New York state.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/4/2013 10:48:38 PM     (No. 9550809)

I think it´s just tragic that the entire left wing media-90% of all of America´s news outlets and services are scrambling in a nation wide search for one single person who has successfully enrolled in this monstrosity forced legislation. And, they get a hint that there "might" be one! Just One! And they actlike they have discovered the Lindburgh Baby . It´s a travesty

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Reply 36 - Posted by: strike3, 10/4/2013 11:14:42 PM     (No. 9550831)

Any chance of obamacare ever working depended upon everybody being forced to pay into the system out of fear of breaking the law. Since the law itself is illegal, very few young people are going to comply, either out of defiance or because they just don´t have the money. All of the exemptions handed out to obama´s friends make it even worse for the suckers left who are expected to pay. This thing is going to flop in its first year.

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Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.


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