Affordable Care Act


In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.

Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.

The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan.

The examples point to families of four and families of five, both of which the IRS expects in its assumptions to pay a minimum of $20,000 per year for a bronze plan.

“The annual national average bronze plan premium for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) is $20,000,” the regulation says.

Stupid voters. Why did you doubt Dear Leader? Of course, it’s affordable — it’s in the name!

11 comments to Affordable Care Act

  • Raoul Ortega

    How can the Progressive Left impose their “fixes” if they don’t break it first? Fortunately, breaking things is one of the only two things at which the Left has always excelled.

  • Texacalirose

    I saw Doctored last night after work at the local indie house. Stay healthy, my friends.

    O/T: Why do some a$$wipes think it’s their God given right to text during a movie? This audience was filled with chiropractors and numb skull sitting next to me kept shining his light. I politely told him that the light was distracting. He gave me a sneer and ignored me. I repeated, “The light is very distracting. Do you mind?” It was on now. “I’m almost finished.” And then the big one: “I’m making an appointment.” In other words, “Shut up, bitz, I’m a doctor. This is a movie about me. I’m making an appointment to adjust someone’s vertebrae and you’re interfering with the Lord’s work.” I said, “Then do it in the lobby.” He turned the phone over in his hand, but the light still shone. I pointed that out, too. Lucky for him, he turned it off and that was that. He was incensed at my insensitivity.

    Now for the fun part (NSFW):

    What a whiney, self-centered “person”

    Austin Drafthouse – Texas does it again!

  • Matt Helm

    That 20K is based on a household that makes 120K. I’d like to see how it’s broken down to households that don’t make that much. What’s it going to cost single people, or married couples without kids? My younger brother, the journalist, lives in MA. Because of Romneycare, he has to pay a fine to the state because, on paper, he makes just over the amount needed to qualify for free care. Now he’s going to have to pay the state and the feds. That double dipping is just wrong.

    • Considering I only pay about $8K per year and can make close to that with double income that’s a huge chunk. And as I approach my 50s the bronze plan probably won’t cover the potential problems of aging.

  • -fritz-

    The SCOTUS decision notwithstanding, the whole damned thing is totally unconstitutional! I’m moving to Kenya, since their favorite son is here deviling America!

  • Texacalirose

    AS I said, stay healthy, my friends. And drink Dos Rx’s.

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