According to Kathleen Pender from the San Francisco Chronicler for everyone that is right on that cusp where Obamacare goes from “paid for with other people’s money” to “you are going to be paying a shit ton more so the freeloaders can get free shit” is to lower their income!
People whose 2014 income will be a little too high to get subsidized health insurance from Covered California next year should start thinking now about ways to lower it to increase their odds of getting the valuable tax subsidy.
“If they can adjust (their income), they should,” says Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation. “It’s not cheating, it’s allowed.” Under the Affordable Care Act, if your 2014 income is between 138 and 400 percent of poverty level for your household size, you can purchase health insurance on a state-run exchange (such as Covered California) and receive a federal tax subsidy to offset all or part of your premium.
If your income falls below 138 percent of poverty, you qualify for Medicaid, which provides no-cost health care to low-income people. In California, it’s called Medi-Cal. If your income is higher than 400 percent of poverty, you can purchase a policy on or off the exchange, but in either case, you won’t get a subsidy and the policy must provide certain essential benefits that many low-cost individual policies lack today, such as maternity care.
And that’s their message in its simplest form: be poor! Cause if you are not, you are gonna get ass raped by the government. As I have often said: the one thing progressive “social justice” policies can guarantee us all is equality of misery and poverty. That’s because it’s the easiest thing to do. And I have over 100 years of history to back it up. Welcome to the jungle…