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Subject:  Re: Don't Get Stabbed by the Obamacare Spike. Date:  2/28/2013  8:37 PM
Author:  ziggy29 Number:  71460 of 88524

>> If you fall on the wrong side of this important provision of Obamacare, your annual health insurance premium could triple. <<

Yep -- the few dollars you earn which move you from 399% of FPL to 401% of FPL wind up having a "marginal tax rate" of several *thousand* percent. I've run scenarios where it's possible that earning an extra $100 -- even an extra $1 in the most pathological case -- can cost you $3000 or more in lost health insurance subsidies.

I think that's a dumb aspect of the law -- you should NEVER be better off earning less than $X than for earning $X -- but that's the way it is.

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