Are N.J. smokers lying when they apply for Obamacare?

assetContentNow that we’re in the third full year of Obamacare, the folks at Kaiser Health News have found something intriguing in the numbers: The percentage of Obamacare applicants who say they smoke is far lower than the percentage of smokers in the general population. This can mean only one of two things, they say: Either a…

Posted: May 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: ObamaCare | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Are N.J. smokers lying when they apply for Obamacare?”

  1. Mike Harmon said at 1:03 pm on May 5th, 2016:

    The author Ms. O’Brien has been shilling for the “unaffordable” Affordable Care Act since it started. She has ignored the insane premium increases, the cancellation of policies and huge number of NJ residents without coverage. Required to have coverage and check the box on your tax returns. There are lots of people in NJ that don’t file tax returns.

    Looking for recommendations. My wife and I are self employed and fairly healthy. We have BCBS regular policy with premium of $22K. After deductibles and copays the cost approaches $28K per year with a 41% increase in premiums in 2016. Any recommendations appreciated.

  2. Make America said at 10:01 pm on May 5th, 2016:

    Great Again: give Trump a shot to “repeal and replace.” We know for certain that, as it is now, everyone who pays, and regular Medicare recipients, will pay more and more: somebody has to, to cover all the illegals and Medicaid folks, right?

  3. Jimmy Jones said at 12:25 am on May 6th, 2016:

    Boy am I shocked!

    The big insurance companies are seeing what Karma is all about.

    They have been “playing the system” for years. Now that the consumer has a chance, they do the same.

    Somehow I don’t feel bad for the insurance industry.

    What we all can agree on is that the AHCA is an Obomanation that has lowered the standard of health care in the country. No need to go over what is wrong on a point by point basis but the real time effect it has had is to cause people to not retire due to medical costs and therefore depriving young people from good jobs.

    BTW.. anyone voting for Clinton is saying, “we want more of the same.”

  4. same as mike said at 7:36 am on May 6th, 2016:

    same as mike, over 1500/mo, more than half of my brother’s monthly income, goes to “affordable” care act insurance costs for him and his family. Prior to obamacare, that number was closer to 600/mo, and his total salary was higher.
    if anyone knows where and how to find affordable care while we work to Make America Great Again, please share.