Comments about ‘Nearly 85,000 Utahns signed up for insurance under Affordable Care Act’

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Published: Thursday, May 1 2014 7:45 p.m. MDT

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My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Sign up or prison is not much of an option. When coercion, threats, fines, or jail forces people to sign up is not an accolade. If this was such a good deal then why didn't the rest of the 3 million people in Utah sign up? Also at risk is a thereat to loss of welfare and food stamps, no, the people of the United States should be very angry and opposed to this criminal offense.

The numbers attest to the hate for this plan and it must be repealed in its entirety and will never work. No one has any insurance, and never will under the ACA. This insurance does not guarantee health care, it just guarantees you won't go to jail for not applying for this scam. Getting health care will be another challenge to this lie.

Gandalf
Salt Lake City, UT

See, I told you that darn Obamacare was from Satan!

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Let's see...

The bars close at 2...

You can bet that none of the 85,000 are Republicans...

Right?

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

I wonder how many are Republicans?

Post Game
LOGAN, UT

1. As a self-employed person who, because of a medical condition, could not purchase insurance in the market place, I am grateful to finally have health insurance coverage through the ACA.

2. I expect that the 85,000 people who purchased insurance under the ACA did so because the needed insurance, not because they are of one political persuasion or another.

3. I don't think that the ACA is a cure-all for our State's or our Country's health care problems and needs, but at least people are covered who could not be insured previously. Hopefully the ACA will be changed over time become a better way to provide health care coverage for everyone.

4. I am a Republican.

Post Game
LOGAN, UT

For those who don't know what the actual penalties under the ACA are, here you go:

From the government's HealthCare website:
If you cannot afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, you must pay a fee known as the Individual Shared Responsibility Payment.

From the eHealth website:
If you don’t qualify for an exemption to the ACA's mandate to purchase qualifying health coverage, then you will be subject to a tax penalty. The penalty is phased-in over a three year period.

In 2014, the penalty will be the greater of 1.0% of taxable income or $95 per adult and $47.50 per child (up to $285 per family).

In 2015, the penalty will be the greater of 2.0% of taxable income or $325 per adult and $162.50 per child (up to $975 per family).

In 2016, the penalty will be the greater of 2.5% of taxable income or $695 per adult and $347.50 per child (up to $2,085 per family).

After 2016, the penalty will be increased annually by the increase to the cost-of-living.

one old man
Ogden, UT

"Sign up or prison is not much of an option. When coercion, threats, fines, or jail forces people to sign up is not an accolade."

That is repeating an outright lie that has been propagated by conservative radio pundits.

It is NOT true. Simply NOT true.

md
Cache, UT

@one old man

It is true. If you don't pay your taxes, they can put a lien on your property. Continue to avoid taxes and you can have jail time.

Now how about telling us how many of those 85,000 people actually paid their premiums.

"If you like your insurance, you can keep it". Right B.O. The worst filthy liar that has ever been in the white house.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Post Game,
glad you can get insurance - too bad about the millions who lost their plans or now have to pay more for plans with features they do not want. But hey, as long as you got yours....

old man,
what happens if you do not pay the fine? do you know for sure no prison is involved? It could very well be true.

So much about Obamacare has been a lie it seems very incongruous for its defenders to accuse anyone else of lying.

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

How many of those 85,000 had insurance before their policy was cancelled and were forced to use Obamacare? Just because you sign up doesn't mean you have paid your premium. Why are there still 400,000 uninsured in Utah? I thought we were radically redesigning the system and forcing this on the population so there would be no more uninsured.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...The worst filthy liar that has ever been in the white house...".

No.

There were many reasons Mitt Romney (who has been in the White House) was not elected or appointed by a Republican dominated SCOTUS.

One of those reasons was the constant prevarication, dissembling, etch-a-sketching etc..

I won't stoop to the same level of thoughtful civil dialogue as someone who had their thoughtful civil dialogue somehow approved by the DN Moderator.

But if the shoe fits...

BTW...

When a Republican is elected POTUS, DN Moderators will approve similar thoughtful civil dialogue as that which came from Cache.

Right?

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