Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ObamaCare comes up short (again)

Just over 3 years ago, Mike asked "[w]hy has Medicaid failed to protect the poor?" In the interim, we've been introduced to ObamaCare, one explicit goal of which was to increase health care (and health insurance) access to the poorest among us.

So, how's that working out?

You be the judge:

"Some people earning less than $30,000 a year will remain at risk for expenses that go beyond their means. Those individuals may face choices between skipping care and staying sick, or getting treatments they know could put them into debt."

This, already several years into the ObamaCare regime. But it'll get better, right?


"[T]he financial help gets smaller as incomes rise, and cuts off completely at 400 percent of poverty, $44,680 in 2012. This could leave some lower-income people with high medical expenses facing out-of-pocket costs as high as $2,000 to $6,000 a year."


[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]

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