Skip to comments.Fabulous Obamacare Success Stories
Posted on 10/03/2013 5:31:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: James Taranto, the Wall Street Journal, has a story of a guy named Brendan Mahoney, who did succeed. It's a Hartford Courant story, and this guy's being joked about as the man who saved Obamacare. The subhead is: "Great news! They got a 30-year-old dude to sign up!" And here are the details. "Meet Brendan Mahoney, the young man who is saving ObamaCare. He's 30 years old, a third-year law student at the University of Connecticut. He's actually been insured for the past three years -- in 2011 and 2012 through a $2,400-a-year school-sponsored health plan." So he's already got insurance and he went to the exchange. This year he is insured "through 'a high-deductible, low-premium plan that cost about $39 a month through a UnitedHealthcare subsidiary.'" But even though he already had plan, at 39 bucks a month, "he wanted to see what ObamaCare had to offer."
"He tried logging in to the exchange's website at 8:45 a.m. yesterday, which is impressive in itself. Most young people don't get up that early. 'He said the system could not verify his identity.'" He's got insurance, don't forget. He's paying $39 a month through a United Health Care subsidiary, high deductible, low premium plan, school-sponsored health plan. When the system couldn't verify his identity, "he called the toll-free help line, whose operator also encountered computer trouble. 'But then he logged on a second time, he said, and the system worked.'"
He told the Hartford Courant, "'Once it got running, it was fast. It really made my day. It's a lot like TurboTax.' He obtained insurance through ObamaCare. Now, he says, 'if I get sick, I'll definitely go to the doctor.' Even better, if he stays healthy, he won't need to go to a doctor, and his premiums will support chronically ill policyholders on the wrong side of 40."
This is the guy, this is what they're looking for. Now, hang in there with me, folks. This is not over. This is exactly what they're looking for, a 30-year-old healthy guy to sign up and pay the freight so that nanaw and grandpa can be treated. They're looking for 30-year-olds who are not gonna get sick, not gonna put any financial strain on the system. They pay the premium, they pay the freight. This guy had a premium of 39 bucks. He wanted to see if he could beat that on Obamacare, and he did.
"So, how much of a premium is strapping young Brendan Mahoney paying to help make ObamaCare work? Oops. The Courant reports that Mahoney 'said that by filling out the application online, he discovered he was eligible for Medicaid.'" So 30-year-old strapping, healthy dude, Brendan Mahoney, beginning next year will not pay any premium at all because Obamacare, the exchange, told him, based on the way he filled out the data, that he is eligible for Medicaid.
What a fabulous success story for Obamacare's first day. Here we have a future lawyer -- remember, now, this guy is I think a 3L at the University of Connecticut. He was gonna be a lawyer, might still be a lawyer. He was already paying for insurance, and he's been converted into a welfare case. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the objective. When you strip it all away, this shows how all of this is really designed to work.
Now, on the surface -- and everything I've told you here is true -- this 30-year-old guy signs up, he's paying a premium of $39, but, you know, he's curious. He's a tech savvy guy. He wanted to find out what it was all about. Maybe he could beat the 39 bucks. So he fills out all the necessary forms, inputs all the data, and he finds out at age 30 he qualifies for Medicaid, and therefore he's become a welfare case.
So this 30-year-old guy -- and hopefully, theoretically millions like him who are gonna be signing up and paying all these premiums so that nanaw and grandpa can get health coverage and treatment, qualified for Medicaid. So a 30-year-old guy -- who was gonna be a lawyer, so you figure he's got some decent earning power -- has been converted by Obamacare into a welfare case. And he didn't pull any strings. He didn't know anybody. He didn't ask for special treatment. This is just what the system spat out.
So now he doesn't have pay 39 bucks. Now he can get rid of that health plan he's got at school. At 30 years of age, he discovered he was eligible for Medicaid. He's a healthy guy. I is a joke here that they're saying, "Here we have great news, a 30-year-old guy signed up," because the story is nobody's been able to sign up. But lo and be, "Hey, we got a guy!" You know, the regime can tell everyone, "We got a guy! We got a guy! It's this guy in Old Clayneck, Connecticut, 30 years old. Look at this, what we did here. We got a guy! We got a guy.
"He's exactly who we want to sign up here," and Obamacare turned him into a welfare case. They turned him into a ward of the state. A guy that's gonna be a lawyer, is gonna have decent earning power is now a Medicaid recipient. "Oh, come on, Rush! It's just a first-year glitch. These things will get ironed out." A little companion story here from the Washington Free Beacon. "Health insurance premiums for young people will rise in all 50 states under Obamacare, with an average increase of 260 percent, according to a study released Thursday.
"The young and healthy segment of the uninsured is considered crucial for the Affordable Care Act to succeed. Former President Bill Clinton suggested last week that Obamacare only works 'if young people show up.'" Well, what the hell, folks? Here we got this young guy that showed up and the system made him a Medicaid recipient. He didn't game it. He is just going through the process and found out that he qualified for Medicaid -- and I'm telling you, in my not so cynical opinion, I think that is the long-0term objective is to turn everybody into a welfare case in this country, folks.
That's the long-term objective of not just Obamacare, but of the Democrat Party. Turn everybody into a dependents. Make everybody dependent on government for things they consider really important, like their health care. Here's another one. The Associated Press: "A Bumpy First Day for New Affordable Care Act Insurance Marketplaces -- The technical trouble couldn't dampen the relief Hussein Daoud felt for himself, his wife and their six children. The 51-year-old Detroit man came to apply for insurance at the Dearborn-based nonprofit organization ACCESS. With the help of counselors, he learned that his annual income of $14,500 made him eligible for Medicaid, and he likely won't have to pay for a plan that covers his family."
So they went out and found a male Sandra Fluke? To what end?
If Republicans had any brains they'd bookmark this guy and wait until he's employed and interview him then.
ObamaCare is the ultimate Cloward-Pliven bust-out scheme, designed to flood the US economy with new welfare spending until it breaks. As Nancy Pelosi (almost) said of ObamaCare, “we have to destroy America to find out what’s in it.” Lot’s of potential Medicaid recipients, that’s what.
Since great swathes of younger people are unemployed or under-employed, relatively few are going to be paying anything into the ObamaCare system. Who is going to look into ObamaCare? — people who want some sort of subsidy. Those who are willing to pay their own way in life already do.
That is what it looks like
You need to read the whole article, where a caller, who is also a student said she only makes $5000 a year and qualifies for Medicaid. But because the makes so little she would have to pay $460 a month for her spend down premium
Don't know whether graduate students are eligible for Medicaid anyway why would the university health center take Medicaid? This surely was loss for the exchanges.
Obviously they are, but someone who only makes $5000 a year can’t get it because she can’t afford the spend the spend down premium which is $460 a month. She doesn’t qualify for the poverty level because she is below 100% of the federal poverty level. Talk about crazy