Comment from Longtime Sharp VodkaPundit Reader™ Formerly Neil:
As far as I can tell, for any income below about $95K, ACA requires a family of four to pledge every penny of disposable income (after taxes, mortgage, food, car payments, gas, etc.) to the healthcare industry (in premiums and deductible). The subsidies go up and down based on income, the premiums and deductibles trade off, but every model I’ve worked out says that the subsidies are just enough that my first sentence remains true.
Personally, I recently decided to stave off the inevitable for a few years by going with one of the “health sharing ministries”. I’m not yet sure how it’s going to work out. It’s not radically cheaper, because it’s not tax-deductible to my small business, but there’s no restrictive network and it has some other advantages.
Congratulations, American Middle Class — you are now wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Democrat-Insurance Complex.