Affordable? Not even close!
The Affordable Care act is now proving what ANYONE with common sense said would happen. It’s going to go to becoming the unaffordable care act, to the broke act, to the single payer Gov’t model, then blow up.
For anyone on the fence, for anyone that thinks “Everyone should have health care” which is EVERYONE by the way, for everyone voting for Hillary, here’s a small example of why the next 12 months will see the ACA DESTROY the middle class financially AND self destruct after milking them dry.
We’ll use simple population numbers to make it easier to both explain and understand.
1,000,000 citizens (Legal American Citizens)
Top 1% = 10,000
2-50% = 490,000
bottom 50% = 500,000
Per 2015 averages it costs 24,671 dollars a year for a family of 4 to pay for health care.
So that amounts to 24.67 billion dollars for these 1m people to pay for health care. However the bottom 50% are NOT paying for health care today so…..
Right now that top 50% pays ALL 24.67 billion, through a system of taxation that creates the revenue needed to cover the 12.38 billion the bottom 50% cannot afford.
We are seeing an AVERAGE increase of 25% in premium cost. (BTW Arizona is +116%).
So all 1,000,000 people will see an increase of 6167.00 per year in health care costs to bring the family of 4 total to 30,838. That’s now 30.838 billion for all 1 m people to receive health care. So what we now have is an increase of 6.167 billion a year for this group of 1m people.
However we must remember the cost to the bottom 50% is still 0, they don’t get ‘hit’ with a tax increase they already don’t pay. The top 50% will once again take on 100% of the burden to cover the original health care costs PLUS another 6.167 billion.
The top 1% could care less, that’s not a number that moves the needle. But after that? That’s where this falls apart faster than a Clinton deposition.
That’s right, you guessed it. That 3.083 Billion is ALSO paid by the top 50%. So not only does YOUR health care costs increase 6,167 dollars but you and your fellow middle class tax payers are going to be ponying up ANOTHER 6,167 dollars per family in taxes, either direct federal income, state or sales. Most likely ALL 3.
To the top 1%? Who cares, 6 k here 6 k there. But to the middle class, the very fiber that holds this nation together, the middle class blue collar hard working family? 12,000 dollars a year? Are you kidding me? No, that’s not a joke. I’m going to bet NO ONE in the middle class is looking for a place to spend an extra 12 grand a year in payroll tax, income tax or any other tax.
Hillary Clinton’s “tweaks’ will do NOTHING but add more $$ burden to those already paying the way for everyone else. You can’t ask for more money from someone NOT making enough to pay into the system today can you?
This is clearly a very watered down simplification, but start thinking about what this means on a nationwide scale not just for you and your family; but this is going to financially hammer businesses that require health care for FT employees OR, and this is what I think everyone expects, companies will move away from FT employees altogether when and where possible and also CUT JOBS because the hits to their margin will be staggering with no offsets. So it is either price product through the roof or find another way to cut costs.
I wasn’t being facetious or a smart ass above when I stated (Legal American Citizens). Because this is where the entire thing not only goes off the rails, but burns in a fiery death and takes the middle class with it.
If Hillary and Democrats get their amnesty initiatives passed, which is pretty much “Open Borders” as she’s stated more than once. We’ll go from 15-20 million illegals to how many? I say how many because when FAMILIES of illegals who do not live here yet are granted amnesty they will POUR into America. We’ll go from 15-20 million to 40+ million in a blink of an eye. Health care? You’ve seen absolutely NOTHING yet.
The system, and the middle class, self destruct under the weight of a system unable to pay for itself.
What happens then? Then the government steps in to ‘take care’ of the problem. And we all know how that ends.
Check the data, check the amount of companies pulling out of states. MANY americans now only have 1 option for health care and some are left with only the gov’t option.