“Pieknik is a 37-year-old PhD student … She earns $42,000, which is just slightly too much to qualify for tax credits where she lives … So right now she’s facing a choice: Pay a lot more money, or scale back her level of coverage.”
■ And from the “In Case You Missed it Department,” we learn that North Star State governor Mark Dayton agrees with both Ms Kliff and noted right-winger Bill Clinton:
“Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday said that the increase in health insurance costs in Minnesota highlights “some serious blemishes right now and serious deficiencies” in the federal health care law known as Obamacare.”
I still don’t understand why these people keep telling obvious lies.
■ Finally, FoIB Allison Bell has at least a partial answer to a question we’ve been asking for a while now:
She also noted that the IRS was giving some late-payers a break by writing off over a quarter of all late payments.
To be sure:
“The IRS wrote off some of those late payments because the people who owed the payments were dead“
Doesn’t necessarily keep them from voting, of course.