The debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been heating since the House voted to defund the law. Of all the revelations that have come to light regarding the law I believe this one may be the most telling:
WASHINGTON — 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.
The affordability glitch is one of a series of problems coming into sharper focus as the law moves to full implementation.
Starting Oct. 1, many middle-class uninsured will be able to sign up for government-subsidized private coverage through new health care marketplaces known as exchanges. Coverage will be effective Jan. 1. Low-income people will be steered to expanded safety-net programs. At the same time, virtually all Americans will be required to carry health insurance, either through an employer, a government program, or by buying their own plan.
Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus, an advocacy group for children, cited estimates that close to 500,000 children could remain uninsured because of the glitch. “The children’s community is disappointed by the administration’s decision to deny access to coverage for children based on a bogus definition of affordability,” Lesley said in a statement.
I’m left wondering if this is a glitch or by design. A number of my posts have been dedicated to the states are on the homeless and the fact that the state has no interest in helping those with nothing to steal. I would find it surprising if the (ACA) wasn’t specifically designed to prevent very poor individuals from obtaining healthcare. If they are allowed to obtain healthcare that means the state would have to spend resources on them, which is not something it has a history of doing.
Washington DC runs on corporate dollars. The ACA was the result of large health insurance companies buying legislation that mandated every American become customers. It was never about helping those in need, that was just the line of bullshit fed to us to drum up public support. From the beginning the ACA was about enriching the wealthy bastards that have been shoveling money into the pockets of “representatives” for almost a century.