Hope you enjoy your weekend, because it will, without a doubt, be your last on Earth. The last before Barry Hussein pulls off his human skin and demons crawl from the bowels of the Earth. For 240 Million Americans, October 1st will be the end…
…of pretty much nothing.
Yes, that’s right; when the apocalypse comes, about 240 million Americans won’t need to do anything at all. If you’re one of the approximately 80 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, then you won’t notice Obamacare at all. that includes about 171 million covered by employer health insurance, and 101 million covered by Medicare.
For the remaining 20 percent of the population, it’s time to start shopping for health insurance. The government estimates that about 9 million will enroll in a government program like Medicare or Medicaid, and about 7 million will enroll through insurance exchanges.
The best route and provider for you will depend on your conditions, and which state you live in. The Antichrist has kindly created this little calculator, so you can get an idea of what you’re paying. If anything.
For those who aren’t eligible for Medicare and don’t already have insurance, this might be a good time to think about quitting smoking. In order to continue screwing the populace to maximum extent possible, insurance companies can (and almost certainly will) charge up to 50% higher premiums for smokers.
Here are a few example results from the calculator, assuming the state (Florida, in this case) does not expand Medicare:
Single, smoker, Florida, annual income $25,000
- Amount paid for the yearly premium (after government subsidy): $669 per year
- Same person making $15,000: $0 after subsidy
- Same person at $25,000: $1,376 after subsidy
Family of four, Florida, both smoke, Income $25,000
- Amount paid for the yearly premium: $0 (after $7,424 in subsidies)
- Same family making $50,000: $2,287 (after $5,137 in subsidies)
So, there it is — this is the End of Days that certain Republicans have called the most freedom-killing legislation in history, worse than slavery and the Nazis put together. If you’re like most people, this won’t affect you at all. If you’re like some single, self-employed males who smoke and live in Florida, then you can expect to pay $1,500 or so a year. Which is a lot of money.
But, then again, is that amount of money REALLY so much? Speaking as a person who has never been eligible for coverage under any insurance plan since birth (owing it to a certain cancer-causing genetic anomaly), I can tell you that $1,500 a year doesn’t seem like much to get regular cancer screenings. Not much at all.
So, this might be the Armageddon for the Republican party, John Boehner and Ted Cruz. The system needs work; it’s still very expensive for some, it’s not comprehensive enough, and we’re still pouring money into the pockets of those demonic vultures known as “Insurers.” But for myself and more than 280 million others, The Day After Tomorrow looks a little brighter, a little surer than it did yesterday.