What does the new healthcare bill mean for you?

What does the new healthcare bill mean for you?

This is an interesting little calculator on the Washington Post web site that offers customized information regarding the impact of the healthcare bill. It asks five questions:

1. Do you have health insurance?

2. If so, through whom: employer, Medicaid, Medicare, individual insurance, COBRA?

3. How many people are in your household?

4. What is your annual income?

5. What is your marital status?

Based upon your answers for each of these questions, this little engine generates comments regarding how your insurance, your costs, and your taxes will be impacted by the new law.

I found it interesting to use it for my own family, as well as to enter various scenarios.  For example, I checked out how it will impact my parents who are about to enter retirement. I also entered information for my grandmother who is widowed and has been on Medicare for some time. I entered some hypothetical too, just to see what the impact would be for other situations.

I hope you might find this interesting as well. And for those who are concerned about this, the site does not appear to record any personal data nor save any data. I felt very comfortable popping lots of scenarios into the calculator, just to see what came up.

[Thanks to Rob Moll at www.robmoll.com for the link. Check out his blog and his book coming out in June.]

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One Response to What does the new healthcare bill mean for you?

  1. Rebeca says:

    Sorry but I disagree with the whole copncet of women in combat, the same as in the cops. Ken, Grams & I saw you blow thru the obstacle course. The women were allowed to run around the cinderblock fence and avoid any other parts that were like the tire jumping part. Legs were too short. Also, they must be given Days off when they are PMSing or some other female peculiar ailment. I doubt the Iraqis are carrying around MIDAL just in case . They demand equality then yell for special treatament because I am a woman and can’t deal with it.Be really fair, democratic etc . let Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid lead the first charge and develop a draft for women . You would see how quickly the baby must have its mother’s milk pumping. Just out of bullet range and heaven help the Major who ordered the Mom to hang the baby in her backpack ready for next feeding.. If they want to fight, neuter them first.I have a REAL problem with minorities getting promoted ahead of better qualified and deserving to pay the quoto debt.Don’t get me started. We have lost a lot of excellent men in our peacekeeping effort for no real good reason. Should have sent some whiney women instread.

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