Easier said than done…despite having millions of dollars invested and a two year head start, the website still isn’t ready for prime time.
I persevered and this is what I came up with…and it makes little sense
I estimated my income at $25,000.00 a year and came up with a plan that would have reasonable coverage with a $750.00 dollar deductible which would cost $434.00 a month with a $226.00 subsidy.
There were 19 plans offered and similar plans with much higher deductibles cost as much as 750.00 a month.
When I estimated my income at $30,000.00 a year, the subsidy went down to $150.00 a month…but I had a choice of 53 plans with better coverage and deductibles.
No “gold level” plans were offered at the $25,000.00 level while at $30,000.00 there were many and just a few dollars more than the “silver level” plans.
The average deductible was about $2500.000…which for low income folks might as well be $25,000.00.
The bottom line is that I’ll be paying about the same as I was under group health insurance when I was working.
The plans can vary widely in price, but not in services, so great care should be taken when choosing a plan.
At this point, I do not see how this helps the unemployed or the working poor.
Some loose ends…
Finally today… since when did being a pastor give someone the ability to speak authoritatively on every subject from science to politics?
I’ll just say it…I think it’s an abuse of the authority of the office of pastor to not separate ones opinions on science, education, politics, and whatever else you’re bloviating on from ones work in teaching the Scriptures.
The only time I speak with “authority” is when I’m preaching and the “authority” is in the Scriptures, not in me.
Everything else I have to say is an opinion…that may or may not be worth the wind that it takes to speak it.
Yea, Mohler…I’m looking at you…