There are coupon queens who will spend hours clipping out deals found online and in the Sunday newspaper ads, basing their entire family budget on the maximum amount of savings they can get. And then there's Louisa McQueeney. She lives in Southern Florida and when the health care law was passed, she moved in for the kill:
Free preventive care? She got that with her annual well-care visit. The extension of family coverage for young adults? Her 22-year-old daughter, a recent college graduate, uses that to stay on her plan.
Then there’s the small-business tax credit that two-thirds of businesses don’t even know about. McQueeney used that to net Palm Beach Groves, the company where she’s the general manager, $7,400 in savings. Another health law rebate, for just over $1,500, has brought her haul to $9,000.
And this is all before the full law takes effect, which happens in 2014. And yes, McQueeney is looking forward to that.
Of the law's unpopularity, McQueeney told the Washington Post, “It’s a complicated law. As people are getting rebate checks, I think it will start clicking. The dynamics are changing.”