Thursday, March 14, 2013

PREVIEW: Here is the actual short form to apply for subsidized health care from the federal government

Straight from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) comes the elegant and concise form CMS-10440, also known as "Data Collection to Support Eligibility Determinations for Insurance Affordability Programs and Enrollment through Affordable Insurance Exchanges, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Agencies".

Here's the cover page of the application that lets individuals and families apply to the federal government for subsidized health care coverage.

To give you a sense of how complex the application is, think of doing your taxes and multiply it by the number of people in your household. Here's a sample of one page:

And here's the entire paper application, which weighs in at a hefty 21 pages.

Not to worry: the specifications for the electronic version of the application run a tidy 61 pages.

Obamacare is a complete and utter disaster. How many people will be able to understand -- not to mention actually complete -- this mess?

The entire health care system is coming unraveled and the drones are too stupid to understand that they voted for their own destruction.


Brian said...

I have been reading about Obamacare for days. It is terrible and expensive coverage. It will only be a good deal for people living on the poverty level.

It is nothing except a new tax. I wrote about it...oh yea here...

Anonymous said...

When you read the fine print, you will see this is an application to determine your eligibility for and possible subsidies of health insurance, but not an application for a health insurance policy. The given estimate is that they will get back to you in 1-2 weeks with their determination, after which you can then fill out another application to apply for a health insurance policy.

directorblue said...

@Anon 8:48 - that's an excellent point!

Anonymous said...

Obama has seriously ruined my business as a Contractor, but with this news I am buying a large boat to take Seniors for their last cruise. My application will be short and simply offer the choice of how they want to die. Strangled in their sleep; strangled during sex; shot in the back of the head while they lean over the railing; hypothermia on deck; swimming with no life preservers; Russian roulette; and musical chairs aft should give us a good start. Of course we'll provide restraints as they go off their meds. This should be more profitable for me and offer more dignity than ZeroCare for these people. I bet it will book fast.

Anonymous said...

And who would have thought Robert Blake in "Mice and Men" was our future?

Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding heretical, is this necessarily a bad thing? It's LOFO people, by and large, who are gong to be applying for the subsidies. Barry-O's scr*wing his base. Remember what Napoleon said: "Never interfere with your enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself."