You Also Can't Keep Your Doctor

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Wait what

Dublin, OH

#1 Nov 3, 2013
"Everyone now is clamoring about Affordable Care Act winners and losers. I am one of the losers.

My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive, and I have no time for politics. For almost seven years I have fought and survived stage-4 gallbladder cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 2% after diagnosis. I am a determined fighter and extremely lucky. But this luck may have just run out: My affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective Dec. 31.

My choice is to get coverage through the government health exchange and lose access to my cancer doctors, or pay much more for insurance outside the exchange (the quotes average 40% to 50% more) for the privilege of starting over with an unfamiliar insurance company and impaired benefits."

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...

I have heard this from other cancer patients and took it with a grain of salt, initially. But now, too many are having the same thing happen to them. Once again, we seem to be punished for making sure that we DID have insurance. What's down is up, what's up is down.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 4, 2013
remember read my lips, no new taxes out of Bush Sr., and the end result of running that TV ad thousands of times.

get ready for a year of Obama lies told over and over on TV prior to next election.

I see an eraser on the way.
Kung Fu

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 4, 2013
Wait what wrote:
"Everyone now is clamoring about Affordable Care Act winners and losers. I am one of the losers.

My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive, and I have no time for politics. For almost seven years I have fought and survived stage-4 gallbladder cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 2% after diagnosis. I am a determined fighter and extremely lucky. But this luck may have just run out: My affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective Dec. 31.

My choice is to get coverage through the government health exchange and lose access to my cancer doctors, or pay much more for insurance outside the exchange (the quotes average 40% to 50% more) for the privilege of starting over with an unfamiliar insurance company and impaired benefits."

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...

I have heard this from other cancer patients and took it with a grain of salt, initially. But now, too many are having the same thing happen to them. Once again, we seem to be punished for making sure that we DID have insurance. What's down is up, what's up is down.
You a liar.
Conservative

Springfield, OH

#4 Nov 4, 2013
Kung Fu wrote:
<quoted text>
You a liar.
No he's not. Many doctors under the ACA are dropping out because of extremely low payments and the paperwork is far to cumbersome. Also many doctors AND some Hospitals may not be in your network depending on the plan you choose. Each plan, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum offer varying degrees and types of coverage.

That later really doesn't matter because who can afford the 2 lowest plans let alone the even pricier Gold and Platinum Plans.
Conservative

Springfield, OH

#5 Nov 4, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
remember read my lips, no new taxes out of Bush Sr., and the end result of running that TV ad thousands of times.
get ready for a year of Obama lies told over and over on TV prior to next election.
I see an eraser on the way.
Ah the good old days when all you had to worry about was a hike in taxes. Well this tax is devastating and made Bush Sr.'s comment seem trivial in comparison.

Remember the tax imposed for not having ins. is TAX which means it is collected BEFORE anything else. It would seemingly give the IRS the authority to put a lien on your property, seize or freeze accounts to satisfy the TAX owed or to claim payment.

They hired thousands more agents for the IRS.
Conservative

Springfield, OH

#6 Nov 4, 2013
after further reading I guess the IRS can't use their normal tactics to collect the TAX owed for not having Ins.

it is not subject to the enforcement provisions of subtitle F of the Code. The use of liens and seizures otherwise authorized for collection of taxes does not apply to the collection of this penalty. Non-compliance with the personal responsibility requirement to have health coverage is not subject to criminal or civil penalties under the Code and interest does not accrue for failure to pay [the fine] in a timely manner."

I believe I'm correct now. Then again I may be wrong. Does anyone know for sure?
President Obama

Columbus, OH

#7 Nov 4, 2013
Conservative wrote:
after further reading I guess the IRS can't use their normal tactics to collect the TAX owed for not having Ins.
it is not subject to the enforcement provisions of subtitle F of the Code. The use of liens and seizures otherwise authorized for collection of taxes does not apply to the collection of this penalty. Non-compliance with the personal responsibility requirement to have health coverage is not subject to criminal or civil penalties under the Code and interest does not accrue for failure to pay [the fine] in a timely manner."
I believe I'm correct now. Then again I may be wrong. Does anyone know for sure?
No one's read that far.
Kung Fu

United States

#8 Nov 5, 2013
Conservative wrote:
<quoted text>No he's not. Many doctors under the ACA are dropping out because of extremely low payments and the paperwork is far to cumbersome. Also many doctors AND some Hospitals may not be in your network depending on the plan you choose. Each plan, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum offer varying degrees and types of coverage.

That later really doesn't matter because who can afford the 2 lowest plans let alone the even pricier Gold and Platinum Plans.
Doctah drop out, that doctor decision , not ACA fault. You not read very good.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#9 Nov 5, 2013
Kung Fu wrote:
<quoted text>
Doctah drop out, that doctor decision , not ACA fault. You not read very good.
Oh, look, it's GH forgetting to log in

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#10 Nov 5, 2013
Kung Fu wrote:
<quoted text>
Doctah drop out, that doctor decision , not ACA fault. You not read very good.
Look, it's Gabby's latest sockpuppet!
Why Tee

Independence, KY

#11 Nov 5, 2013
How is that NOT the ACA's fault? ACA plans have certain doctors. AKA this goes back to the original lie that we can keep our doctors. What a moron.

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