Obamacare is now 20,000 pages long and they’re still writing rules! Sequestration won’t slow any of this down – aren’t we lucky?
Unsurprisingly, the application for Obamacare is a bureaucratic mess. The draft version of the Obamacare application and the 60-page description appeared online without any warning. They can be found here.
It is 15 pages with 21 steps, some steps having additional questions. Three government agencies including the IRS will scrutinize the application for identity, finances, and citizenship. If approved, you then have to pick a health plan. In order to pick a health plan, you have to be familiar with healthcare jargon.
We can’t ask people to get photo ID’s to vote because it’s too confusing and difficult, but we can make them fill out confusing bureaucratic paperwork before they can even pick a health plan. Picking a health plan is also confusing.
The government has to know all about your financial situation because of the subsidies. Lower income people will be forced onto Medicaid, a very poor healthcare system. Medicaid pays doctors so poorly that people in the program must rely on the charity of doctors. Middle class people will get subsidies for a better plan.
The government gets to go into your bank accounts to check on your answers any time they want so you’d best not make a mistake.
People will need CPAs to figure out some of the questions.
Here is a sample statement that should prove confusing:
If the child’s relationship to the applicant hasn’t already been provided and the state has taken up an option to limit the allowable relationships of a caretaker relative to a dependent child, skip to item 4.
What the heck are they talking about?
If you apply online, you will supposedly get almost instant approval. However, if your income has changed in the last year and you need financial assistance, be prepared for even more paperwork.
All you need to do to prove citizenship is to have an ID such as a social security number. If a person is here illegally and doesn’t apply for Obamacare, are hospitals really going to turn them away? Of course not and we will end up with the same problem this plan was supposed to resolve – the burden of the uninsured on taxpayers.
You’d better fill it out if you need healthcare because it’s mandated under the law. When the Obamacare law was first drafted, Pelosi and her buddies wanted to imprison violators. Do not be surprised if jail time doesn’t come back.
Let’s hope the Chinese hackers get busy downloading our tax code and Obamacare. It will surely cause all the Chinese systems to crash.
There is their very condescending informational video for people who need assistance. It won’t get them through the process.
Read the AP story here.