Skip to comments.Obamacare Enrollee in Web Ad a Computer Science Major, Managed Local Democratic Party Website
Posted on 10/22/2013 1:27:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Andrew, the fellow in the ad is Daniel McNaughton, a 22-year-old student at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Fla., who is, of all things, pursuing a bachelors degree in computer science.
Turns out that signing up for a health-care plan via the federal exchange isnt quite as easy as the ad made it out to be. According to the Orlando Sentinel, McNaughton successfully enrolled after attempting to sign up at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, and credits his success to the fact that a lot of people were asleep.
McNaughton, who interned for Democratic state senator David Aronberg in 2009, also damned the infamous website with faint praise, saying that though there was a lot of stuff they have to iron out, he still found the experience better than [he] expected it to be, including the relatively easy interface. In addition, he told the Miami Herald that he thought whoever built the site wasnt prepared for the type of use it was going to get.
Maybe he knows what hes talking about; the News-Press (Ft. Myers, Fla.) identifies him as the webmaster of his local Democratic party in a June 10, 2012 article. According to other articles in the same paper, he also served as the chairman of the Young Democrats of Lee County and as a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. That said, his personal website leaves a little to be desired.
Still, the exercise took either an hour or half a day (the Sentinel says the former, the News-Press says the latter). For his efforts, he was rewarded with a gold-level Florida Blue plan with a $270 a month premium ($70 after the federal subsidy hes eligible for), a $3,200 deductible, and a $30 co-pay for routine care.
The DNC offshored the work.
Jobs are not even a top ten priority for the DNC.
For those who might miss on this point....there’s a $3200 deductible attached to the deal in which he’s paying on $70 a month. For anyone to get that $70 a month deal with the government subsidy....you’d have to be making minimum wage or awful close to it. The $3200 deductible? When this joker walks into the hospital and gets services....they will start the deductible on day one of the 365 day deal. You can figure that he’ll wake up a month after some visit to the emergency room with a $2200 bill, and none of this is covered by the $70 a month health insurance. Once he gets over $3200 in med costs, then it’ll all be ‘fine’.
This is the point that most Republicans and economists pointed out a decade ago....if we just offered simple cheap catastrophic insurance with a $4000 a year deductible....everyone in America could be covered and paying less than $200 a month for a family of four. We didn’t need the subsidy or government involvement....just offer up a high deductible situation.
A year from now....this joker will wake up and see his rates go from $70 a month to $190....wondering where the cost goes.
Isn’t there a separate sign-up (costs) for prescriptions?
I too am from Florida. I tried logging in the site on the first few days but was unsuccessful. Finally I slogged my way to the point where I was able to see pricing which I thought were within my budget(without subsidy). There were no details of the plans available to view. I logged on to my BCBS account to see details and noted the prices were totally different (much higher) than what was on the Obamacare site and asked the blue cross rep why. After putting me on hold 2 times and consulting with others and about a half hour later he told me that no one knew why and I would get a call back when they figured it out. He thanked me for bringing that to their attention. I notice the Obamacare site is now the same as the bcbs site. I guess the bottom line is do not trust anything on the Obamacare website and go directly to the health provider to sign up and ask questions. Incidentally I found out the plan I am in is valid til July 2014 so check if you are currently enrolled in an individual plan. I am saving $300/mo that way for now.
He is 22 years old, why doesn’t he just stay on his Momma’s policy until he is 26?
High deductible with an HSA.
Daniel McNaughton a ringer and the MSM will totally miss that truth... Sterling Beard outwits the best the New York Times has to offer - with ease... What a world. Rush or Hannity should pick up on this...
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