Your View: Truth is slowly coming out about Obamacare

Feb. 10, 2013 @ 01:50 AM

The Internal Revenue Service in a new regulation assumes that under Obamacare, the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for a year. What ever happened to lower cost health insurance? Do we really want the IRS involved in our health care?
The IRS assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year was found in examples that the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health care plan.
This would be a bronze plan. Bronze is the lowest tier health-insurance plan under Obamacare-after silver, gold and platinum. Under the law, the penalty for not buying health insurance is supposed to be capped at either the annual bronze premium, 2.5 percent of taxable income, or $2,085 per family in 2016. I hope everyone understands this info which was found on CNS News.com.
Wall Street Journal also reports that labor unions are scrambling because Obamacare is going to drive up their health-care plans and make union workers less competitive. Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Union heads are acting like no one warned them that costs would go up and now are looking for ways to avoid paying for costs associated with “Obamacare.” Unions are asking the Obama administration for subsidies or waivers to bail them out. Sounds a little familiar doesn’t it!
It was also learned that hidden in the 2,700 pages of Obamacare was that insurance companies can charge smokers 50 percent more for their health insurance. The Wall Street Journal recently argued that every claim Obama and Democrats made to push Obamacare has been proven false. Surprise!
REGIS KLINE
Trinity

 

YOUR VIEW POLLS

Guilford County Schools has created a task force to examine school security in response to the Newtown, Conn., shootings. What suggestions do you offer? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email us your thoughts to letterbox@hpe.com.

N.C. lawmakers are considering the possibility of prohibiting sales of lottery tickets to people who receive public assistance or who are in bankruptcy. What do you think? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email us your thoughts to letterbox@hpe.com. Here are four responses:
• Anyone receiving public assistance should be tested for drugs, should not be allowed to buy lottery tickets or spend public assistance on things other than necessities of life.
• REALLY? The same group who cannot control illegal drugs, guns, or immigrants wants to control the sale of lottery tickets? They need to go home and find a real job.
• Lawmakers should not pass legislation to prohibit sale of lottery tickets to people receiving public assistance.  Savings will not justify red tape to enforce the regulation. 
• How do you go about enforcing that type of legislation? Brand their foreheads with a “P” for Public Assistance or a “B” for Bankruptcy. The idea is ludicrous!

Some legislators have suggested lowering or removing North Carolina’s income tax and raising the state’s sales tax to generate revenue. What are your thoughts on this? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email us your thoughts to letterbox@hpe.com.