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by Paula
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America
Replies: 17
Views: 1791

Re: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America

Getting at which company does that best for us appears a nontrivial moving target. Especially with changing regulation, I will not do that investigation until the last minute. When you decide to begin your investigation you may find this list of Medicaid drug exclusions helpful. https://www.medicai...
by Paula
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America
Replies: 17
Views: 1791

Re: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America

Scott, that is a good example but you are insured by your employer not an ACA plan. If you were on a silver or gold ACA plan what would your premium plus deductible plus copay be? Medicaid is paying for biosimilars for biologics.
by Paula
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America
Replies: 17
Views: 1791

Re: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America

Does anyone have any first hand experience that Medicaid is somehow more bureaucratic than the ACA plans?
by Paula
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America
Replies: 17
Views: 1791

Re: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America

classical_Liberal wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Some states also have limits on investment income or assets.
There are no asset limits for those using the ACA MAGI calculation to qualify for Medicaid.
by Paula
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Plastic Surgery?
Replies: 43
Views: 5190

Re: Thoughts on Plastic Surgery?

The spectrum of self/other orientation runs from self-centered at one end to other-centered at the other end. Those with successful relationships fall in the healthy middle ground. An interest in plastic surgery at a young age is indicative of a strong self-orientation which makes relationships diff...
by Paula
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 333
Views: 30357

Re: Jordan Peterson

Here is a quote from his book. "If your child is the kind of determined varmint who simply runs away, laughing, when placed on the steps or in his room, physical restraint might have to be added to the time out routine. A child can be held carefully but firmly by the upper arms, until he or she stop...
by Paula
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 333
Views: 30357

Re: Jordan Peterson

Campitor wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:30 am
He suffers from food allergies which express as autoimmune disorders: severe psoriasis and arthritis.
It is sad that he is a supporter of corporal punishment for children.
by Paula
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Social Security And Tax-Advantaged Retirement Accounts For Low Income Earner
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Social Security And Tax-Advantaged Retirement Accounts For Low Income Earner

The tax you paid is self employment tax. There is no way around it. See Schedule SE then see where Other Taxes are entered on form 1040. They are below the Credits section so no amount of IRA deduction will help, regardless of your self-employment income amount.
by Paula
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: In a pickle
Replies: 18
Views: 1935

Re: In a pickle

Is your state one of the 33 that extended Medicaid? https://familiesusa.org/product/50-state-look-medicaid-expansion If so, take a look at your income. Here are the income limits for each state. https://www.policygenius.com/blog/a-state-by-state-guide-to-medicaid/ That may not solve all of your prob...
by Paula
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?
Replies: 77
Views: 5508

Re: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?

Zerohedge is usually among the top domains being retweeted by the Russian twitter bots

http://dashboard.securingdemocracy.org/

Today both zerohedge and the Jeong story are being promoted by the bots.
by Paula
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Summit with Putin
Replies: 163
Views: 10983

Re: Summit with Putin

He didn't state that publicly as his intent, and maybe it was a happy accident, but it might have been an actual plan. He's not going about it in a way that I approve, or one that I can say unreservedly I support, but the goal is not nefarious. Happy accidents are wonderful! They are so frivolously...
by Paula
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Selling stuff?
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: Selling stuff?

The OfferUp app is quite good where I live. Unlike craigslist, the buyer and sellers are somewhat verified and I've never been concerned about meeting people. Typically I will meet them in front of the coffee shop near my house. Both parties remain anonymous to one another and conduct communication ...
by Paula
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions
Replies: 147
Views: 10930

Re: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions

I needed a neutral term for the 90% of people who think in more normalized ways. I chose N type (normal type), because calling them emotional morons in my head was interfering with modeling. :geek: And really, I don’t think this has much, if anything to do with intelligence, but rather our chemical...
by Paula
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions
Replies: 147
Views: 10930

Re: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions

Now S is the stereotypical soccer mom. Stable middle class family, stable, middle class husband, 2.3 children, SUV, the works. So how could that set of starting conditions led to such different rewards patterns that her brain was hardwired differently than mine in such a way as to allow her to unde...
by Paula
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Deferred Compensation Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Deferred Compensation Question

Be careful not to overlook the consequences of post-retirement income on healthcare costs. Most early retirees must pay for their own health insurance. Subsidies are based on the prior year's taxable income. Too much income can disqualify you from receiving subsidies. For early-retirees with a paid ...
by Paula
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Psychology of Money
Replies: 68
Views: 5280

Re: Psychology of Money

So, what is the motivation for accumulating more capital than is necessary to reasonably assure freedom? IOW, past the point of reasonable assurance, any individual would have to be trading freedom in the present for something other than freedom in the future. Ergo, there is some other aspect of mo...
by Paula
Mon May 21, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Experiences vs Money/Things
Replies: 32
Views: 2556

Re: Experiences vs Money/Things

jacob wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:15 am
I remember that feeling. It was awesome. Better than sex.
https://www.newyorker.com/cartoon/a21912
by Paula
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.
Replies: 33
Views: 2701

Re: If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.

Add: The 101 on Kegan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUOapqI3rzs The following is copied from the youtube transcript of the video Level 3 we base our opinions on the opinions of others on what the book said on what the theory says on what our parents taught us on what the government says or what ...