This is a good thing!

The United States Chamber of Commerce tweeted:

And here’s the story:

AP Exclusive: Applying for Obama plan not easy

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes.

The government’s draft application runs 15 pages for a three-person family. An outline of the online version has 21 steps, some with additional questions.

Seven months before the Oct. 1 start of enrollment season for millions of uninsured Americans, the idea that getting health insurance could be as easy as shopping online at Amazon or Travelocity is starting to look like wishful thinking.

At least three major federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize your application. Checking your identity, income and citizenship is supposed to happen in real time, if you apply online.

That’s just the first part of the process, which lets you know if you qualify for financial help. The government asks to see what you’re making because Obama’s Affordable Care Act is means-tested, with lower-income people getting the most generous help to pay premiums.

Much more at the link.

I will be very blunt here: this is nothing but another welfare program, another program to take tax dollars from people who earn them to give to people who do not. And if the process becomes so complicated and cumbersome that a lot of people who would be eligible for this particular welfare program don’t get it because they quit during the application process out of frustration, that is a good thing.

Leave it to the Democrats: they are good at winning elections, but they can’t seem to do anything right, whether it comes to collecting taxes or even when it comes to just giving away money.

2 Comments

  1. There are still clueless people who believe that ObamaCare = FREE healthcare, thanks to the generosity of Barack Obama and Democrats. Those trusting, but ill-informed, people expect to have medical services at their beck and call and that all it will take to get those services will be to call the doctor of their choice.

    A sobering shock awaits them as ObamaCare TAXES create not only the high cost of obtaining not-free-at-all healthcare insurance, but also the need for most of them to hire someone to help them navigate the mandated paperwork and red tape that will be necessary to obtain the required insurance. Making the effort especially difficult will be the cutbacks in hours, reduced pay, and possibly their jobs as part of the unexpected costs of ObamaCare. Compounding those challenges will be higher prices that virtually every business in the country will be forced to charge to compensate for the cost of ObamaCare taxes.

    A shock awaits our fellow citizens. It’s not like they weren’t warned–but they had shrugged the warnings off, because Obama seemed to “care” so much about them.

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