Obamacare is so purposely complex nobody knows the details. Just ask former Speaker Pelosi who infamously said we had to pass it so we could find out. What a joke.
Well, now it seems that bad drafting and the chaotic process has made it so people who should not qualify for free health insurance, will. From the AP story:
President Barack Obama’s health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed. The change would affect early retirees: A married couple could have an annual income of about $64,000 and still get Medicaid, said officials who make long-range cost estimates for the Health and Human Services department. After initially downplaying any concern, the Obama administration said late Tuesday it would look for a fix.
Up to 3 million more people could qualify for Medicaid in 2014 as a result of the anomaly. That’s because, in a major change from today, most of their Social Security benefits would no longer be counted as income for determining eligibility. It might be compared to allowing middle-class people to qualify for food stamps. Medicare chief actuary Richard Foster says the situation keeps him up at night.
Can we say, “Break the Bank?” Incompetence, squared. But what can we expect from this crew and it’s win-at-any-cost politically corrupt and Byzantine approach to legislating, in which our representatives and senators voted on a phone book thick bill they had not even read. Repeal. Repeal. Repeal.