Memories. Still pretty cool, even if the public hasn't clamored for it.
Perhaps some budding Michael Moore might want to contrast the technology available to the President's kids at the $35,288-a-year Sidwell Friends School ("The number one blessing for this [iMovie] project was the delivery of noise-cancelling headphones for each child") to the tech available at rural Appalachia schools (avg. family income $40,000). Sidwell Friends is also living-the-cyberlife as a charter member of the elite Global Online Academy, which boasts that "classmates in Washington, D.C. $35,288, and San Francisco $38,900 work on projects with peers in Madaba-Manja, Jordan $38,272, and Portland, Oregon $25,850. Students in Hawaii $19,950 (President Obama's alma mater) and Chicago $29,985 discuss global health issues with students in New York $40,220, Seattle $28,500 (Bill Gates' alma mater), Boston $46,700, and Jakarta, Indonesia $30,200."
Government kicks in $755 a month, for a toal of $1006. But ultimately you can't ignore what real individuals pay, as Congress is learning as employees threaten to quit government work if they have to buy their own insurance through government exchanges. Older workers were shocked to learn that this means paying 3x-4x their old premium contribution. While Obamacare does bring affordable coverage to those with limited income, the so-called "good deals" may be financially crippling to those whose incomes make them exempt for subsidiaries (starting at about $45K for individuals) if they have to purchase their own insurance through the exchanges. Adding insult to financial injury, a younger billionaire could pay a lower premium that's less than half the cost paid by someone older who makes $45K.
Forget about the gravely ill and injured - just those who age normally or get pregnant will see enough doctors to keep the average up despite no-medical-bill slackards like you.
Total annual cost, the site explains includes "annual total out-of-pocket spending (which includes premiums, co-insurance and co-payments) for average use of health services." According to Bloomberg, "Bronze plans, the cheapest and least generous, are designed to cover about 60 percent of medical costs and carry higher deductibles," resulting in additional expenses which can reach $12,700 per family.
Check out the GEHA HSA Family Coverage. Just $116 bi-weekly AND the government kicks back $1500 of it annually into your HSA. Includes dental, 100% unlimited preventive care, and only $3,000 deductible for medical. Pretty good deal, unless I'm missing something.
If one plugs the First Family's income and ages into the web-based DC Health Link Calculator, the annual health care cost estimates for the Obama household come out to be $20,125 (Bronze), $19,537 (Silver), and $21,902 (Gold), not a good deal at all when compared to the starting-at-under-$200-a-month family health coverage available to the President and Congress through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. By the way, if the Obama family members were 10 years older and their combined household income was reduced to $95,000, the estimated cost would be a staggering $26,339 (Bronze), $25,728 (Silver), and $29,021 (Gold).