Oh-Oh, For Obamacare

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    Now that we passed it we are finding out what's in it. :lol:

    AP: Glitch in Obamacare would place couples earning up to $64,000 in Medicaid

    WASHINGTON — 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.

    "The fact that this is being discovered now tells you, what else is baked into this law?" said Leavitt, who served as Health and Human Services secretary under President George H.W. Bush. "It clearly begins to reveal that the nature of the law was to put more and more people under eligibility for government insurance."
    That $64,000 would put them at about four times the federal poverty level, which for a two-person household is $14,710 this year. The Medicaid expansion in the health care law was supposed to benefit childless adults with incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty level. A fudge factor built into the law bumps that up to 138 percent.


    Read more: APNewsBreak: A twist in Obama's health care law | AP Business News - The News Tribune
     
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    clearly thought out it wasn't. i'm sure we are bound to find a ton of little surprises in this deal :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Can i laugh now?


    You mean its like a back of a refrigerator? All the wires and stuff...all we needed to know was that the light comes on?
     
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    Isn't the first loophole - won't be the last...

    The perils of ramming something through without knowing what's in it...
     
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    Glitch in the software?
     
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    I'm confused here.

    Is this supposed to be one of those "good things" that SanFran Nan told us was in the bill, which we needed to pass in order to find out about them?
     
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    i wish my employers would pay me with a 138% fudge factor
     
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    yes.
     
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    Now...if I can just get obamacare to pay my mortgage and gas, I'll be set. :eusa_whistle:
     
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