Again, reality differs from you imagination here. In reality, individual and group policies charge a premium to smokers.
This has nothing to do with Obama and everything to do with how insurance works.
Life insurance polices charge more for smokers than non smokers.
Smoking is bad for you I like sin taxes they either correct the problem or they end up paying for the effects it has placed on the body that others should not have to pay for.
With Obamacare maybe they now can get the help they need to kick that bad smelly habit.
Yes, life insurance companies do charge more for smokers than non- smokers. They have for years. I know, I used to be a smoker. There is a huge difference in a 20% increase and a 50% increase, particularly when the increase targets seniors on Social Security and with fixed incomes. If these were financial institutions, they'd be accused of loan sharking.
I don't mind sin taxes, I pay for my indulgences. It is not a tax but a part of the Obama Healthcare plan that is supposed to make every American able to afford health care. I have to wonder what Nancy Pelosi and the others in Washington were thinking. Maybe they weren't thinking.
By the way, this is in no way a sin tax. Smokers already pay an outrageous amount in taxes for cigarettes and liquor. It is just another move by the Obama administration to tell people how to live their lives.
Doesn't the President sneak a smoked occasionally, or did he quit?
I hope he quit, it's a deadly habit ..
I know whenever I've looked online at supplemental insurance policies they all ask you 2 questions for certain what kind of health are you in (good, poor, other) and do you smoke (yes or no)
ALL HEALTH INSURANCE does this. ALL OF THEM! Why would people want the Government brand of health insurance to act differently and give further subsidized insurance to smokers? The whole idea presented here that this is somehow discriminatory is absolutely hypocritical given this same groups position on substations and spending not to mention their position on Obamacare as a whole.