Start Stockpiling Those Depends

So much easier to force folks to “opt out” rather than the freedom to choose to join, isn’t it? Then think how much cash you can accrue if folks are clueless!

While Congress spent the last year debating how to provide health insurance for the uninsured, a little-known provision slipped into the heath care law that could cost some Americans upwards of $2,000 a year.

The Class Act, otherwise known as the Community Living Assistance Services and Support Act, is the federal government’s first long-term care insurance program.

Under-reported and the under the radar of most lawmakers, the program will allow workers to have an average of roughly $150 or $240 a month, based on age and salary, automatically deducted from their paycheck to save for long-term care.

…”This is a scary proposition where the government passed a huge new entitlement program with gimmicks and tricks and the American people don’t know they will be automatically enrolled in it by their employer if they don’t watch out,” said Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).

)…- After a five-year vesting period, enrollees who need help bathing, eating or dressing will be eligible to take out benefits, estimated to be around $75 a day for in-home care.

Video here.

I mean really. Who’s the asshat who came up with this gem? Crusader was kind enough to force me to drink heavily ruin my Saturday evening with the news. “Who even KNEW this was in the bill?!?!” he exclaimed. I pointed out that it’s happened exactly as Madame Speaker said: it passed, you found out. Duh.

“I stand corrected”, he said.

8 Responses to “Start Stockpiling Those Depends”

  1. JeffS says:

    Uncle Sugar is already introducing long term care insurance to all federal employees. With the daily benefits starting at $100 per day, it sounds a little sweeter.

    But it appears to be optional to employees (i.e., you have to sign up for it), and limited duration of benefits (3 years max, if I read it rightly).

    I have to wonder if this public program has any limitations; some long term care needs can last longer than 3 years.

    You know, one of those minor details ignored by the intellectual elites foisting this crap off on us.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Well, that’s why I said start stockpiling the Depends. $75 only goes so far and so long. If you’ve got your own supplies laid in, schmaybe you can stretch it out a couple months further. Unless, of course, they get an assload of folks who are clueless about the however-many-dollars missing from their weekly millions. Might get a couple extra weeks out of their ignorant largesse!

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh! This offer is only good for the first few years of applicants. ten years into the program, you’re most probably on your own…in a cardboard box.

  4. JeffS says:

    Are they expecting a drop in the size of the applicant pool?

  5. Skyler says:

    None of this matters. We’re done. Our country is sunk. Worrying about this detail or that is only a little better than rearranging the deck chairs while we sink beneath the waves. They will use this to control every facet of our lives, it doesn’t much matter what the specific words in this law say.

  6. JeffS says:

    Woo hoo! Yet another unknown mandate from O!bamaCare, courtesy of the shameless socialists dragging America into Third World status.

  7. Ebola says:

    Stockpile weapons. That way you can rob the poor fools who only stockpiled nonweaponized goods. Mmmm, hate and discontent in a box. I like it. 😛

  8. RebeccaH says:

    $75 a day for in-home care? What the hell kind of care did the pols think people would get for that?

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