Obamacare & Divorce Incentives, Exchanges And Amnesty Tied Together

Oct 26, 2013 by

divorceby Donna Garner

10.26.13

 

 

As explained in the CNS News article on 9.26.13 – “Obamacare Provides $7,200 ‘Divorce Incentive,’ $11,000 for Older Couples” – by Hans Bader

http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-bader/obamacare-provides-7200-divorce-incentive-11000-older-couples, because of the discriminatory way Obamacare treats married vs. unmarried couples, Obamacare will save a couple $7,230 per year if they get divorced or live together. This is for a typical 40-year old couple with children where the husband makes around $70,000 and a wife makes around  $23,000.

 

For a 60-year old couple with no children and where the couple makes around $62,041 a year, they could save under Obamacare $11,028 a year by getting divorced or remaining unmarried.

 

These figures are according to the Obamacare “calculator” provided by Kaiser Family Foundation that demonstrates how the Obamacare tax credits work.

 

Such wrong-headed incentives under Obamacare are sure to have an undesirable impact on our country.  Whatever happened to the federal government’s pledge to “do no harm”?

 

Perhaps those Democrats who forced Obamacare through Congress need to read Maggie Gallagher’s “Why Marriage Is Good for You” — http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/marriage/mf0029.html .

 

For those people who might consider following the Obamacare divorce incentives, the next generation of children is watching us; and what we do in this generation is sure to be modeled by our children and grandchildren.

 

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“OBAMA: HEALTHCARE EXCHANGES AND AMNESTY TIED TOGETHER
by Donna Garner

10.26.13

Almost immediately after Obama announced the roll-out of the healthcare marketplace portal, he brought up the amnesty debate once again.  On 10.24.13, he delivered a speech on amnesty for illegal immigrants in the White House’s East Room. Obama was most likely trying to divert attention away from Obamacare’s escalating problems, but he also wanted to play to his party base of progressives and Hispanic groups.

 

Obamacare is a boon to uninsured immigrants.  According to “A Simple Guide to the Affordable Care Act for Immigrants” written by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee and published in ThinkProgress.org  on 10.1.13  —  http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/10/01/2708441/affordable-care-act-immigrant-types-coverage/ , “Almost 20 percent of the total non-elderly, uninsured population are immigrants…Legal Latino immigrants make up nearly 30 percent of the total uninsured population.”

 

 

Here are the main points in the article:

 

NATURALIZED CITIZENS, GREEN CARD HOLDERS, LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENTS (WHO HAVE LIVED IN U. S. MORE THAN 5 YEARS)

Can enroll in healthcare marketplace coverage just like U. S. born citizens

Can qualify for Medicaid coverage (under age of 65 who earn up to 138% of federal poverty line)


LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENTS (WHO HAVE LIVED HERE FOR LESS THAN 5 YRS.)

With incomes up to 400% below federal poverty level, can get subsidized healthcare marketplace coverage  – do not qualify for Medicaid

 

REFUGEES, ASYLEES, IMMIGRANTS EXEMPT ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS

Can qualify for healthcare marketplace coverage and Medicaid – even if lived in U. S. less than 5 yrs.

 

PALAU, MARSHALL ISLANDS, FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA RESIDENTS

Can qualify for healthcare marketplace coverage but not Medicaid

 

H-1 B, F-1, J-1 VISAS, WORK VISAS, STUDENT VISAS, OR IN U. S. LESS THAN 5 YRS.

Can buy insurance through healthcare marketplace exchanges – do not qualify for Medicaid

 

DEFERRED ACTION – 455,455 UNDOCUMENTED YOUTHS – OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE INITIATIVE

Are not eligible for healthcare insurance coverage nor Medicaid

 

IMMIGRANTS GRANTED DEFERRED ACTION BY JUDICIAL SYSTEM

Are eligible for healthcare marketplace insurance options and Medicaid

 

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS – 11.7 MILLION

Are ineligible for healthcare marketplace coverage but if have Soc. Sec. numbers or I. D. cards issued by foreign consulate can apply for private but not state-based, health insurance

 

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN CALIFORNIA

Can apply for Medicaid (or Medi-Cal) to cover emergencies, prenatal, long-term care – funded by state funds

 

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS WITH U. S. CITIZEN CHILDREN

Parents cannot enroll in healthcare insurance exchanges — their U. S. children and legal permanent resident children can – can also qualify for Medicaid

(States can choose to use state and federal Medicaid funds to cover pregnant women and other “lawfully present” children.)

 

MY COMMENTS:  Let’s secure our borders first. Then when we get that done and done well, we can sit down and talk about what to do with the illegals who are already here.  Until we plug up the crack under the door, we will never stop the room from being flooded.

 

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

 

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