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Trey9007 Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 09:25 PM
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66. Seems to me that the practical solution may be..........
to contribute less to your FSA. If you're going to be able to use your FSA for less things, why not simply contribute less (say 20%), and take that amount and put it in your own savings account.
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  -I make well under 250k and my taxes are going to go up Freetradesucks  Dec-15-10 05:56 PM   #0 
  - I make under 20,000 and my health care goes up every year.  Skink   Dec-15-10 05:58 PM   #1 
  - My premiums alone are more than $20K/yr  Uben   Dec-15-10 06:02 PM   #3 
  - Ok, but that is due to an increase by your insurance provider.  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 06:03 PM   #4 
     - And your point is?  piedmont   Dec-15-10 06:41 PM   #23 
        - It's odious if you have to pay for OTCs with your own money but not if insurance premiums  uppityperson   Dec-15-10 06:56 PM   #27 
        - What I'm pointing out is that  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 07:10 PM   #28 
           - I don't think "their health care costs will not go up" was part of it since that is way to broad  uppityperson   Dec-16-10 04:47 PM   #40 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-17-10 06:23 PM   #43 
                 - Are insults all you have? I don't think "their health care costs will not go up" was part of it...  uppityperson   Dec-17-10 06:35 PM   #44 
                    - You stated...  Freetradesucks   Dec-17-10 06:42 PM   #46 
                    - Looks like you don't have "insurance" but a "flexible spending account"  uppityperson   Dec-17-10 07:28 PM   #48 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-17-10 07:52 PM   #56 
                          - Maybe you need to read it again before insulting me again. Copy/pasting, now read again...  uppityperson   Dec-17-10 08:19 PM   #60 
                             - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-17-10 08:32 PM   #61 
                                - AH.  uppityperson   Dec-17-10 10:13 PM   #62 
                                   - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-18-10 03:55 PM   #63 
                                      - I would not attempt to tell you how to feel, merely passing on information  uppityperson   Dec-18-10 08:42 PM   #65 
                    - BTW, yes he DID say that health care costs would  Freetradesucks   Dec-17-10 06:44 PM   #47 
                       - health insurance costs. See above. eom  uppityperson   Dec-17-10 07:29 PM   #49 
  - If you were really scratching...  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-15-10 06:01 PM   #2 
  - Believe me, this is not "extra" money.  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 06:04 PM   #5 
  - I do the same, for a family of 4...  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-15-10 06:07 PM   #6 
     - OK, but what does that have to do with me?  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 06:11 PM   #9 
        - Your taxes are not going up.  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-15-10 06:13 PM   #10 
        - And how is that not a tax increase?  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 06:18 PM   #13 
        - And thus taxes paid are going up.  Statistical   Dec-17-10 07:34 PM   #50 
        - and before FSA?  Sheepshank   Dec-17-10 07:54 PM   #57 
           - Um not the exclusion of OTC drugs was specifically part of HCR.  Statistical   Dec-18-10 04:02 PM   #64 
  - I'm in the same situation  KansDem   Dec-15-10 06:10 PM   #7 
     - Might I suggest you re-read your benefits package info?  Politicub   Dec-15-10 06:18 PM   #15 
     - Spin. Almost a lie.  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 06:23 PM   #17 
     - While doctors usually...  WillowTree   Dec-15-10 07:25 PM   #32 
     - So to expense a $5 bottle of ibprofin I need to make an appointment with my doctor.  Statistical   Dec-17-10 07:36 PM   #51 
     - Mine does when the copay is less than OTC pay. Not a lie there. Or a spin.  uppityperson   Dec-16-10 04:50 PM   #41 
     - Now they are...  KansDem   Dec-15-10 06:25 PM   #18 
     - Mine are not...  silverlib   Dec-15-10 06:36 PM   #21 
     - Besides which FSA only changes withholding  Scruffy1   Dec-17-10 06:38 PM   #45 
        - You an uninformed.  Statistical   Dec-17-10 07:40 PM   #52 
     - I have always had a sewer bill, it was never part of my  Sherman A1   Dec-15-10 06:34 PM   #20 
  - Wrong - they're not exempt  Politicub   Dec-15-10 06:10 PM   #8 
  - Reading comprehension is a virtue.  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 06:15 PM   #11 
     - How is it a "tax increase"...  WillowTree   Dec-15-10 07:20 PM   #30 
  - Health care expenses are rising too fast and THAT'S the real problem.  pnwmom   Dec-15-10 06:15 PM   #12 
  - Exactly. Health care COST reform should have been the higher priority.  piedmont   Dec-15-10 06:51 PM   #26 
  - I see it as Insurance companies are making more and more, that's the real problem  uppityperson   Dec-16-10 04:52 PM   #42 
  - HSA suck to begin with.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-15-10 06:18 PM   #14 
  - The OP is talking flexible medical account - not HSA...  silverlib   Dec-15-10 06:41 PM   #24 
  - I love my HSA. Saves a ton of money.  Statistical   Dec-17-10 07:46 PM   #53 
  - Self delete  obxhead   Dec-15-10 06:23 PM   #16 
  - Once again, what do those taxes have to do  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 06:32 PM   #19 
     - Self delete  obxhead   Dec-15-10 06:39 PM   #22 
        - It appeared as though you were trying to equate  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 06:42 PM   #25 
  - My premiums go up every year and I consider that a tax because  mmonk   Dec-15-10 07:12 PM   #29 
  - Put your money in, go to Walgreen's and buy them out of reading glasses when they have a coupon  TheKentuckian   Dec-15-10 07:25 PM   #31 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-15-10 07:46 PM   #34 
     - It isn't a scam, it is your money that you will lose if you don't spend it.  TheKentuckian   Dec-15-10 08:57 PM   #36 
        - I don't think you understand...  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 09:14 PM   #37 
           - I understand totally, which is why I gave you a way around the restrictions.  TheKentuckian   Dec-16-10 10:16 AM   #39 
  - In 2012, you will only be able to max your FSA up to $2500.  aikoaiko   Dec-15-10 07:41 PM   #33 
  - But if you have health insurance, and are paying into  Freetradesucks   Dec-15-10 07:49 PM   #35 
  - Kick,  obxhead   Dec-15-10 11:43 PM   #38 
  - I was told well before HCR that OTC was going to go away  Sheepshank   Dec-17-10 07:50 PM   #54 
  - we can expect more, not so carefully hidden, taxes like that one too  Jeffersons Ghost   Dec-17-10 07:50 PM   #55 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-17-10 07:55 PM   #58 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-17-10 08:13 PM   #59 
  - Seems to me that the practical solution may be..........  Trey9007   Dec-18-10 09:25 PM   #66 

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