I really try and stay out of political matters, at least for this blog. But it’s big news and this is my only outlet to vent publicly. While all of this ridiculous shutting down of the government, on the heels of republicans not agreeing with legislation about health care reform supposedly which is going to cripple out country in the decades to come, NPR went out and actually created a calculator with the Kaiser Family Foundation so that you can see how much you will pay now for healthcare, if it is not provided to you by your company. For me, that’s the case, because I work as an independent contractor.
It will now be mandated by Jan 1, 2014 that everyone in the United States has health insurance, otherwise they will have an additional tax penalty. Try it out, let me know what you think.