Daily Signal: Projected 2017 Obamacare deductibles ‘breathtaking’
Those who make slightly more than $47,000 a year aren’t eligible for a subsidy that would decrease one’s Obamacare premiums and, considering the shockingly high deductibles Obamacare enrollees face in 2017, it’s no wonder participants are avoiding the doctor’s office as recent reports allege.
For people enrolled in the health care exchanges, with annual incomes between 100 and 400 percent of the poverty line (between $11,770 and $47,080), the taxpayer subsidies will pick up a progressively larger share of the insurance premium costs as one goes down the income scale.
For a person enrolled in the exchange with an income that exceeds $29,425, or 250 percent of the federal poverty line, there is no taxpayer cost-sharing subsidy; not surprisingly these folks have avoided the costly exchanges like the plague. No one under current law is eligible for a subsidy with an annual income in excess of $47,080
Likewise, the projected 2017 exchange deductibles are breathtaking. For the lowest-cost bronze plan, a single person will face an average deductible of $6,000 and a family will face a deductible of $12,393. For a silver plan, the standard plan in the exchanges, the average deductible is $3,572 for a single person, and $7,474 for family coverage.
Meanwhile, Congress is exempt from having to experience the headaches and sticker shock that comes with Obamacare. Ridiculous! Click here to help Tea Party Patriots make sure lawmakers have to live under the laws they pass!