So you have your own insurance you wanna keep it albeit noncompliant to the expensive beeps & whistles of the Obamacare plans?
Or you refuse to participate in government handouts even if you “do” qualify?
Say you break down and sign up jus’ to “see” what the guv handout is, but all your doctors aren’t participating in the marketplace plans.….how infuriating….so why pay the monthly Premium for “Premium”…ie Essential Health Benefits insurance but not have access to YOUR doctors who are not participating in the marketplace plans?
So if you stay in the plan you like AND pay up to a 1% fine come 4/15/15 (better known as the Individual Shared Responsibility Payment), wouldn’t that make you smoking mad enough to want to start smoking?
But BarnettShaleHell blogger you ask “how does admitting I am a smoker help me avoid the 1% fine?”
https://www.healthcare.gov/exemptions/ says you “may” qualify for an exemption if:
“The lowest-priced coverage available to you would cost more than 8% of your household income”
Fraud charges can be filed by insurance companies if they learn a patient is lying about smoking…….so go ahead inhale…even make a dam video of you smoking because smokers pay on average (FOX reports) 400% more for their insurance premiums….jus don’t forget to register admitting U R a smoker to see if the insurance plans cost you more than 8% of your household income…make sure to note if there is more than one smoker in the house…be honest now!
Hell in Arlington (Gasland) Texas, we live and breathe in the BarnettShaleHell surrounded by 60 padsites of gas drilling emissions…whats a few cigarettes gonna hurt anyway when we have smokestacks literally venting 24/7 in your our yards?
Sadly smokers having sky high premiums (which reflects the costs of smoking), price most people out of getting insurance…thats what the FOX says.
I wonder how long before the Obamacare application will ask you how close you live to a frack site?…hmmmn