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by Curious Blue
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

Don't know where this belongs, but some new stuff from IRS to help with tax prep:Revenue Procedure 2014-37 provides the methodology to determine the applicable percentage table in § 36B(b)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code used to calculate an individual’s premium assistance credit amount for taxab...
by Curious Blue
Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5077
Views: 317856

Rest in Peace

Somehow it just doesn't seem like the same planet without him.
by Curious Blue
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: grains and brains
Replies: 439
Views: 17878

grains and brains

Michael Pollan Explains What's Wrong With the Paleo Diet The paleo diet is hot. Those who follow it are attempting, they say, to mimic our ancient ancestors—minus the animal-skin fashions and the total lack of technology, of course. The adherents eschew what they believe comes from modern agricultur...
by Curious Blue
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Gary Kreep loses his job.
Replies: 563
Views: 44122

HIZ HONOR Gary Kreep

But what CB describes is true, and the reality is, you don't have any 4th amendment rights anyway if you're poor and uneducated. True, but at least the court-appointed lawyer has something to work with in the first go-round while the person still has paper rights. I mean, I brought quite a few suppr...
by Curious Blue
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Gary Kreep loses his job.
Replies: 563
Views: 44122

HIZ HONOR Gary Kreep

No, he declined require convicted defendants to waive their 4th amendment rights as a condition of probation. That is a common practice.Yes it's common practice, but that doesn't make it right. That's one part of California law that didn't sit well with me when I started practicing... and wasn't si...
by Curious Blue
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

I wonder who else tried to stop an Anthem withdrawal from their bank account, only to discover that there were more roadblocks to canceling a health plan than there ever were to getting one through an exchange. If I had been on a cellphone, rather than a 2-line cordless with 2 other handsets I could...
by Curious Blue
Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ►► ANNUAL FOGBOW POSTING AWARDS - 2013 ◄◄
Replies: 55
Views: 2758

►► ANNUAL FOGBOW POSTING AWARDS - 2013 ◄◄

Cutest cat avatar: Tie between mimi and magdalen77What, cartoon cats don't count?
by Curious Blue
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

I'm not offended. I'm not playing games either. I asked a serious question because you expressed you're very concerned about the information people are using to complete applications, even that they may need the ammunition of legal citations for later, because the statute is going to govern regardle...
by Curious Blue
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

I'll qualify for Medicare in a little over 4 months, so I have to admit that I hadn't been paying close attention to my own situation because it's a short-term thing.OK -- probably not an issue if its only for 4 months. There is a problem with going on Medicaid if you are over age 55, because of med...
by Curious Blue
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

Kimba, I didn't come here to debate with you. Verbalobe asked a question and I spent some time giving him an accurate and complete answer, including anticipating the parts that weren't clearly stated. I also gave him legal citations, just to give him and other readers the ammunition to put to rest a...
by Curious Blue
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

How many instances have you found where a specific instruction/advice on healthcare.gov, like "If you have COBRA continuation health coverage, you can keep it or decide to buy a Marketplace insurance plan", is not supported in the regulation?That statement on Healthcare.gov does not make it clear wh...
by Curious Blue
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

I was surprised to hear that. But she told me that the laws for 2014 have changed, and it matters on income but doesn't do a means test for assets (or at least not for a house or car). I'll let you know back once I have found out for certain.I'm kind of surprised that you didn't know that means test...
by Curious Blue
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

Ducktape - if you did not get to the "select a plan" part on Covered Cal -- then try to get through on the phone to 1-800-300-1506 to finish the enrollment. Try calling NOW, they are open to 8pm. If not now, call tomorrow a.m. You NEED to complete the application by tomorrow (Friday, Dec 27) for cov...
by Curious Blue
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

She's the real expert, as we learned on Tuesday morning.I'm not an expert at all, I just remember how to do legal research -- there are only 3 "authoritative" sources:1. The written law2. The written regulations3. The reports issued in the federal register, as part of the regulatory process, which g...
by Curious Blue
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

One reason that I linked to the federal regs is that there seems to be different and often confusing language used among the various state exchange sites and healthcare.gov -- and I definitely know (from personal experience) that the Covered Cal. site & forms seem to ask the wrong questions -- plus ...
by Curious Blue
Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

Yes Kimba, I saw your link, I decided to link to the federal regulation and federal register because us lawyer-types just have a weird preference for reading convoluted language in written laws instead of just reading web sites. Probably from all of those years of having judges wanting us to cite au...
by Curious Blue
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

I'm seeing questions I didn't remember seeing on our first run-through, about eligibility for coverage "through an employer, including through COBRA" Are we compelled to use the COBRA plan offered through my employer?? We answered "no" but are concerned that they'll see we have COBRA eligibility, an...
by Curious Blue
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

You need to buy a plan in the state where you are a resident. There are several types of changed circumstances that will enable you to enroll in an exchange outside the open enrollment period -- relocating to a new state is one of them. So basically, right after you moved, you would sign up for insu...
by Curious Blue
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

Volkonski, under the law, the subsidy is based on 2014 income not on 2012 income.If your daughter reasonably expects to earn $22K in 2014, that's the number she should enter. If the exchange needs more documentation from her, she can provide it when the ask. A statement from her that she has just up...
by Curious Blue
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Miami Garden Cops - Harassment and Racial Profiling
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Miami Garden Cops - Harassment and Racial Profiling

I have no words -- just read this:[/break1]miamiherald.com/2013/11/21/3769823/in-miami-gardens-store-video-catches.html]http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/21/3 ... tches.htmlQuote from executive director of Florida ACLU:Doesn’t the City Commission know that they are exposing the city to either massi...
by Curious Blue
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

That's really not awful news for the employers, except they have to get help from an insurance agent who's SHOP certified, such as yours truly. But it costs them nothing to work with an insurance agent, because we get paid by the insurance company, not by the people we help.I'm thinking along the sa...
by Curious Blue
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

OK, CNN has reached a new low with an article up about Obamacare today. Get this: They think that it is a "problem" that some lower income people can't qualify for subsidies because the insurance premiums on their exchange are too low. You see, it seems that insurance is just too damn cheap in Chica...
by Curious Blue
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: International Culture & Current Events
Topic: The new Doctor Who
Replies: 172
Views: 18816

The new Doctor Who

I must confess that I've never actually watched Dr Who -- but I am assuming that you Who Fans will be utterly delighted by today's Google Doodle - [/break1]google.com]http://www.google.com
by Curious Blue
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Where Were You 50 years ago today?
Replies: 40
Views: 2477

Where Were You 50 years ago today?

I knew there was going to be a thread like this, began thinking about it about 3 days ago.I was right here:Wow. We're homies.I grew up in El Paso. Mesita Elementary (west side) -- I won't post a picture like yours because they've completely rebuilt the school, so the building in the picture wouldn't...
by Curious Blue
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1337
Views: 69934

Obamacare / Health Care

Thank you Curious Blue, will definitely keep that in mind and it's great if the grandfathered plans are in the same pool, I missed that and it fixes a big concern (or is it just all new plans, whether through healthcare.gov or insurance company direct, are in the same pool?).Just new plans. Grandfat...

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