Letter: Obamacare

March 5, 2014 

Idahoans benefit more from Obamacare than any other state.

Nov. 7, 2012, I didn’t get out of bed. I was devastated. I wanted our country to move in a different direction. Now that Obamacare is law, a law that Idahoans did not vote for, a law that has been upheld by the Supreme Court, it’s time to make California, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and every other high-income-earning “blue” state pay for Idaho.

Health insurance premiums for 2014 are mainly based on two things, wages and family size. Idaho has the lowest wages and biggest families, so Idaho benefits the most from the Obamacare tax credits! While some individuals and employers are worse off with Obamacare because of the higher taxes (my family included) many more Idahoans will be much better off than before the law was passed. I assist in helping people apply through the exchanges, I know which plan(s) will be best for your family, and I have spent many hours engaging in the Obamacare law. Recently I signed up a family of five, making $60,000 a year, on a plan for $91.38 per month. They were paying $700 per month for a similar deductible. #NoBrainer

Jeff Anderson, Idaho Falls

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