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Old 06-26-2018, 01:26 PM
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You should see if you can play enough games with your income to get some food stamps too.
no, i'd burn through cash reserves too quickly
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:31 PM
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It sounds like there are strategies to maximize both premium and benefit subsidies provided you can manipulate your modified AGI to fall within certain ranges.
Those subsidies are supposed to be for people who are too poor to afford health insurance. Not everything that we can legally do should be done. Ethics matter.
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Those subsidies are supposed to be for people who are too poor to afford health insurance. Not everything that we can legally do should be done. Ethics matter.
meh, it's a prudent use my resources
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Not every prudent use of resources should be done. Ethics matter.
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:11 PM
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Not every prudent use of resources should be done. Ethics matter.
yes they do and i know you think this is unethical.
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i will retire with enough cash for a couple of years living expense. why shouldn't i adjust my income to limit my expenses and taxes (question not addressed to you specifically WW)? common retirement advice and strategy has significant emphasis tax efficient withdrawals and the like.
No, you should do that. It makes sense to do so.

It makes sense for a wealthy liberal to pay only the taxes he owes according to the law, and to minimize these taxes. That won't stop the right from complaining about it.

It makes sense for a libertarian to take advantage of all social insurance and need-based welfare programs he qualifies for according to the law, and maximize these benefits. That won't stop the left from complaining about it.

It's just a generic complaint about government programs (and any large programs, really). You can't just design them with an intention in mind (for ACA, that people who can't afford insurance should have it subsidized) and not expect people beyond the intended group to not make use of them when the actual design allows it (in this case, with "can't afford" tied to income, not wealth).
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No, you should do that. It makes sense to do so.

It makes sense for a wealthy liberal to pay only the taxes he owes according to the law, and to minimize these taxes. That won't stop the right from complaining about it.

It makes sense for a libertarian to take advantage of all social insurance and need-based welfare programs he qualifies for according to the law, and maximize these benefits. That won't stop the left from complaining about it.

It's just a generic complaint about government programs (and any large programs, really). You can't just design them with an intention in mind (for ACA, that people who can't afford insurance should have it subsidized) and not expect people beyond the intended group to not make use of them when the actual design allows it (in this case, with "can't afford" tied to income, not wealth).
Not everything that we can legally do should be done. Ethics matter.
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Those subsidies are supposed to be for people who are too poor to afford health insurance.
This is not a valid assumption, and it is why your opinion of the ethical nature of suggested actions differ from the rest of us.
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This is not a valid assumption
Nonsense
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This is not a valid assumption, and it is why your opinion of the ethical nature of suggested actions differ from the rest of us.
You don't think the subsidies in the Affordable Care Act were intended to make care affordable? Do go on
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