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Under Obamacare, do people with no jobs/income get free health insurance?

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Under Obamacare, do people with no jobs/income get free health insurance?

Postby steward » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:59 am

last time I asked this,
people responded, "They already do....it's called medicaid."

well, poverty alone does not qualify someone for medicaid.
I believe their assets have to be less than $2,000.
so if you have $3,000, but no income......then you're screwed.

anyway, with this new health care law,
do unemployed people get free health insurance?
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Under Obamacare, do people with no jobs/income get free health insurance?

Postby aviv » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:07 am

No, of course not. The system will be the same as it is now except more people wont be discriminated against to buy insurance and there will be a Medicaid expansion unless the Supreme Court rules against it.

Medicaid now is for people under 21 or over 65 unless you are disabled, blind, a new immigrant, have minor children AND are very low income. The proposal is to open it up to those under 65 whose incomes are under $15K.

There is no free health care for anyone unless you qualify for zero share of cost Medicaid as now.

The government cannot afford to subsidize Medicaid and Medicare now, do you really think they will pay for services for millions of unemployed people? Congress would not even pass a government insurance plan or a Medicare for those age 55 to 64.


IRONPLAGUE: Your home you live in is not counted in assets when qualifying.
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Under Obamacare, do people with no jobs/income get free health insurance?

Postby beldene » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:13 am

No. Nothing is free because someone (taxpayers) have to pay for it.
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Postby hastiin » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:18 am

Yes, the same they would for Medicaid, i.e. the poor and unemployed.

Hope this helps
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Postby cace » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:25 am

Medicaid is based on income, not assets. So yes, they will get free healthcare. Those that work, but can't afford healthcare will be subsidized so they can afford it.
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Postby storm81 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:31 am

I have never heard of anyone who has assets of over $2,000 being turned down for medicaid. Hell, I know people that own homes that get it.

Oh yeah, as a side note, could you please learn how to use capital letters? Thanks.
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