90 Miles From Tyranny : Obama Care Smoking Penalties are Coming

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Obama Care Smoking Penalties are Coming

Experts say millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties under President Barack Obama's health care law

The Affordable Care Act allows health insurers to charge smokers buying an individual policy up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1.

A 60-year-old smoker could wind up paying nearly $5,100 on top of normal premiums.

Younger smokers could be charged lower penalties under rules proposed last fall by the Obama administration.

Workers with job-based coverage can avoid tobacco penalties by joining a smoking cessation program.

The older smokers buying individual coverage could face a heavy financial hit at a time in life when smoking-related illnesses typically emerge.

Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/obamacare-2013-penalty-could-keep-smokers-out-of-obamacare#ixzz2J0v3A0jO


Anonymous said...

Goddamn those chicken shit nosey ass bastards . Next I`ll be having to pay a tax everytime I have a dick hair fall out.

crankyjohn said...

Didn't anyone read this bill before voting on it? Oh yeah thats right.....nevermind.

Anonymous said...

No they did'nt read it John if you recall Pelosi said she was going to pole vault over that formality. " My goodness what a spectacle it was , what an ass shot ! ". Looked like two bowling pins with Buckwheat in a scissor lock.