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Yes. 19 29.23%
No. 20 30.77%
Yes, if I can manage my income down to qualify. 11 16.92%
Too early to tell how/if the law will be implemented. 15 23.08%
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:06 PM   #21
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I voted unsure. But...I am sooo hopeful that there will be something available on the exchanges for my husband and I that we can afford.

We both have United Healthcare, and they just increased our annual rates by 29%.....more than a $1600 increase a year. We each have $5,000 deductable, exempted pre-existing conditions that I have appealed to have removed multiple times without success, and we have paid thousands in health care bills without a cent of insurance kicking in because we haven't met the deductables.

Getting something that would cover the pre-existings and also be less than the policy cost of $9600 a year we are now paying would be so wonderful. With five more years to medicare, the health care and health insurance costs are brutal.

"Some people describe themselves as being able to see a glass half full. For some, the glass is half empty. Me? I can't even find the f***king glass."
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:29 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by pb4uski View Post
I voted "Yes" because I can manage my income to qualify and there is no question that I can because of the taxable accounts that I have.

Once I'm on Medicare, I can go back to the original plan.

That's my game plan too. For retirees in low cost of living areas, who have paid off everything (house, cars, bookies, etc.) and enjoy living frugally, ACA can pay huge subsidies. If you have a good bit of funds in taxable accounts, you can manage how much income you recognize.

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