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    well that makes sense.  This change is going to take time and some learning by the seat of our pants.  I was just reading this article over at another website:

    Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped.

    As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear.

    The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law. Officials said the administration tried to mitigate the impact. Families that can't get coverage because of the glitch will not face a tax penalty for remaining uninsured, the IRS rules said.

    I think it is good that people won't face the penalty because of the glitch, but I wonder it there won't be mistakes made that will cost people time and money because it seems like there are too many variables to the new system.

    It has helped me already since I'm on disability, I know my medications are affordable now whereas they were too expensive before.  So there is good things happening as well as glitches.  Just glad the Republicans didn't win the election, things would have really been a mess.

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

    by zaka1 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:50:32 PM PST

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      And progressive healthcare advocacy groups have known about this since the ACA was written.  Don't understand why there's not a mechanism for fixing this glitch.

      While it's good that they won't be forced to pay the penalty, it means that they may very well be unable to afford any health insurance for their family.  Something needs to be done about this, and soon.


      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

      "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

      by musiccitymollie on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:48:12 PM PST

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