The $64,000 Answer

I like to give credit to those that deserve it even when it’s someone whom I disagree with politically. Kudos to Nancy Pelosi, the former Democratic Speaker of the House. In March of 2010 Speaker Pelosi said this in reference to the debate over Obamacare: we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy.

How right she was. It has recently come to light that millions of Americans, middle class Americans, will qualify under Obama’s medical plan for Medicaid that previously did not. The short explanation is that certain retirees which now have to claim their Social Security as income will not have to under Obamacare. A married couple could have an annual income of about $64,000 and still get Medicaid, said officials who make long-range cost estimates for the Health and Human Services department.

In reference to this, Medicare chief actuary Richard Foster said the situation was keeping him up at night.
“I don’t generally comment on the pros or cons of policy, but that just doesn’t make sense,” Foster said during a question-and-answer session at a recent professional society meeting.

So Nancy, you were right. Your insight was exceptional. Won’t it now be fun and exciting to see if there will be other relevancies in the bill that will also bear out your prophecy.

The incompetence continues.


  1. please correct me. when a senior signs up for medicare your social security number is used.

  2. If you truly want to make lemonade out of the healthcare lemon, you will be pushing a plan that all people can accept.