Washington Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation.
The Affordable Care Act â€” "Obamacare" to its detractors â€” allows health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1.
For a 55-year-old smoker, the penalty could reach nearly $4,250 a year. A 60-year-old could wind up paying nearly $5,100 on top of premiums.
Younger smokers could be charged lower penalties under rules proposed last fall by the Obama administration. But older smokers could face a heavy hit on their household budgets at a time in life when smoking-related illnesses tend to emerge.
Well he is just slamming everybody isn't he. Everyone is to have health care yet, force you into buying healthcare one can't even afford.Â And lets not use the smokes as a weapon to " well if you didn't smoke" you wouldn't have to worry about it. This is not the point.
The point of it is " FORCE" just as a China Dictator does. Blackmails, forces people to do what they can't do and you pay the price for it.
They use this health care bs as a reason by saying we can't afford to pay for peoples health care because they smoke,Â Â .....Well why in the hell dont they ban fast food restraunts since all this country does is complain that half this country is Obease , Michelle the winch stands up and says that she is Mrs. Hitler who tells parents their kids cant take lunch to schools.Â Dictator .Â and the Jackboots I cant not belive how they bow down to this and fall for it and believe it. Oh , oh the mrs said this isnt healthy. They are playing head games with you people why, why can you not see this.
How can you not see we are being controlled via their brainwashing, guilt tripping mind games. They are working on you.Â Dont you ever recall being a kid and using the guilt trip on your parents so you could get to go that place they wouldn't allow you,Â or get that toy you wanted so badly just becuase every other kid had it,Â or maybe because the TV has worked so so hard on destroying the minds of kids they think they have to have everything they see on TV.
How about the cereal remember all the cereals use to have toys in them, and kids worked hard on telling the parents you would eat all that cereal if mommy bought it, got it home and many never ate the cereal, they just wanted the toy.
This administration is pulling the same bs on the minds of grown adults, and the ones who can't see it or so brain dead they cant think for themselves or roll along with this idiots laws thinking Eeehh there's nothing we can do about it. There is get up and start rolling with those who do see it and your eyes will open to a whole new world..... It will become so clear you might wish you didn't know.