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krisko 11/20/2009 9:18am

If you honestly think that there will be any segregation of funds, I envy your innocence and naivety. The government will cut a check to benefits providers for the aggregate amount of affordability credits of every person enrolled in the plan. Benefits plans aren’t going to have one bank account marked “abortion” and one marked “no abortion.”

Look at it this way: Let’s say I hand you a $20 bill, free money that you do not have to pay back. However, my one caveat is that you cannot spend any of that $20 on alcohol. You graciously accept, look in the fridge, and notice you’re out of rum and Coke. Do you, a) go to the store and make two separate transactions using my money for Coke and your money for rum?; or do you b) hand the cashier my $20, mix yourself a drink, and laugh at what a gullible idiot I am?

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krisko 09/04/2009 5:20am

The problem is, if a private business lowers its costs to a level where it continually loses money, they cannot continue to operate. If the government lowers its costs to a level where it continually loses money, they just print, borrow or tax more.

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krisko 09/02/2009 12:04pm

Finally, insurance that does not meet those guidelines CANNOT be sold, in or out of the Exchange. The type of “excepted benefits” they talk about are not health insurance benefits at all, but things like workman’s compensation or auto insurance where some medical coverage is incidental to the auto insurance policy. You are required to have acceptable coverage or you will have to pay more in taxes.

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krisko 09/02/2009 12:03pm

You are not being honest, but I suppose that’s what you’re here for. Qualified health benefits plans and qualified health benefits plans that are allowed to be sold through the Exchange have different requirements. Also, characterizing the Exchange as an internet site is laughable. The Exchange is an entity within the Health Choices Administration (which is in the Executive branch). Providers must submit a bid to the Commissioner and enter into contract with the Commissioner. That is MUCH more than a “website on the internet.” Saying “everyone” will be able to pick and choose is also untrue. Please refer to Sec. 202.

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krisko 09/02/2009 7:45am

corrections: “BUT, required employer contributions…”

krisko 09/02/2009 7:42am

Ok, correct me if I’m wrong here, but the required employer contribution towards non-Exchange plans is 72.5% for individuals and 65% for families. BUT, required employee contributions to plans offered through the Exchange is defined in 243© as being “equal to the average premium for the 3 basic plans in the area for the plan year with the lowest premium levels.” So employers will have to pay more per-employee for a plan offered through the Exchange than they will for a plan that isn’t offered through the Exchange?

krisko 08/28/2009 3:54pm

What scares me more than the fact that they may assign a provider at random is that they will be able to obtain information about what providers someone has used in the past, then use that information to force coverage on them. Also, like a number of the provisions in this bill, “such other relevant factors as the Commissioner may specify,” is far too vague.


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krisko’s Supported Bills

Bill Status Last Action
H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Jan 06, 2009
H.R.17 Citizens' Self-Defense Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Feb 09, 2009
H.R.197 National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Feb 09, 2009
S.1085 Reuniting Families Act (111th congress) Introduced May 20, 2009

krisko’s Opposed Bills

Bill Status Last Action
H.R.3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Oct 14, 2009
S.773 Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Dec 22, 2010
H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 (111th congress) House Passed Jul 07, 2009
H.R.1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (111th congress) House Passed Apr 30, 2009
S.729 Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Mar 26, 2009
H.R.264 Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Feb 09, 2009