"Married Couples Pay More Than Unmarried Under Health Bill": Yahoo!

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  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image60
    fishskinfreak2008posted 8 years ago

    http://finance.yahoo.com/insurance/arti … ealth-bill

    "The built-in "marriage penalty" in both House and Senate healthcare bills has received scant attention. But for scores of low-income and middle-income couples, it could mean a hike of $2,000 or more in annual insurance premiums the moment they say "I do."

    WTF? This is the latest wrinkle

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hmm maybe they should get divorced and live together.

      1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image60
        fishskinfreak2008posted 8 years agoin reply to this


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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    crap. thanks for that....it just keeps getting better....

  3. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    There is still a lot to learn about the ins and out of this bill but a quick look tells me that a savvy married couple could start a small home Ebay business then let the small business buy the insurance off the Exchange and receive a tax credit up to 50%.  This tax credit will apply to any small business with fewer than 10 employees earning less than $50,000 a year from the small business. 

    I know I'll be looking for the loopholes when and if the final draft comes out.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good thinking.

      1. livewithrichard profile image84
        livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Patty. 

        Here is something else we should consider about the proposed bill; it's been stated there is a bad loophole in the bill that allows insurers to charge employers more for not having a wellness program. Well, in my mind having a wellness program is a must. It costs the employer between $70 and $130 a year per employee but on average saves the employee nearly $400 a year in related medical costs as well as the additional premium costs.  So by spending an extra $1.50 to $2.75 a week on an employer they can avoid the higher premium charges.

  4. Unkotare profile image50
    Unkotareposted 8 years ago

    Not surprising, as this fits the real agenda...

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Really, I thought the real agenda was to abolish Hot Dogs, Pizza and Soda Pop in America.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And apple pie.

        But indeed it IS all part of the liberal agenda.
        In particular Obama's.

        I take it you didn't see him on tv months ago telling a young man that conservative parents/grandparents' ideas were "old worn-out" notions basically and all that crap?
        His goal is to "fundamentally change America"....those are HIS words.

  5. tony0724 profile image58
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    fishskin remember when I was bitching about this ? I am glad to see you waking up !

  6. sooner than later profile image55
    sooner than laterposted 8 years ago

    it does not surprise me. look at all the welfare fams avoiding marriage because the free bennies would cut once they do. more babies daddy's more kids, more degenerate civilization relying on the gov. right where the wing wants them.

  7. mel22 profile image56
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    dissolution of the " establishment of marraige" has always been the agenda of liberals who make these bills.

    1. sooner than later profile image55
      sooner than laterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yep. don't get married, sit on your fat butt, mate with different daddy's, eat off my labor, pop some zits, watch the tube, whine about what you don't have, plug your toilets and enjoy the ride.

      I would love to fork your bills.


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