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Letter: About Obamacare . . .

As of Oct. 1, we are able to buy health insurance coverage on policies effective Jan. 1, 2014. Most of us are required to carry insurance under Obamacare or face fines. Here are some facts that you need to know:

The employer mandate that would have required employers with at least 50 full-time workers to provide health insurance or pay a penalty has been delayed a year. That’ll now go into effect in 2015. The big companies get a waiver but not the people.

All levels of government and their staffs are receiving a 75 percent subsidy regardless of salary. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter, Annie Kuster and Sen. Jeanner Shaheen feel that Obamcare is right for us, but not for them.

Many companies are avoiding Obamacare by no longer offering health insurance and sending their employees to the exchange.

Many companies are hiring only part-time employees.

In New Hampshire, there is only one company on the exchange, Anthem. This means some doctors and hospitals will not be part of the network. The phone number for the exchange is 800-318-2596 and the website is healthcare.gov.

Obamacare is dependent on the young and the healthy to purchase health insurance and subsidize the sick. If they do not, premiums will be high and the whole system will fall apart.

Thank you, Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, for trying to defund Obamacare.

JIM MAYOTTE

Sanbornton

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