Skip to comments.He should’ve seen this coming
Posted on 10/26/2013 2:59:39 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey
I am self-employed and I pay for my own health insurance. I assumed I would pay a surcharge for the Affordable Care Act every month. I assumed incorrectly that I would have the freedom to choose, that my future and security were in my hands. My insurance agent visited my office and asked me what provision of the ACA I wanted to sign up for. I thought he was kidding; he wasnt. I do not have a choice. My policy will go from $325 a month to more than $900 a month, my coverage will be nowhere near what I have today and I must change my family doctor, eye doctor and dentist. My deductible will be as high as $8,000.
This act is now a federal law and there are no private insurance policies available none at any cost. I actually felt sorry for my insurance agent as I could see his frustration and weariness at having to explain this to his clients over and over.
My impression was that this act was to assist those who could not assist themselves, to provide help to those in need. I was fundamentally supportive and in agreement with this concept.
I should have seen this coming simply by the fact the lawmakers exempted themselves, their families and their staff. If a car mechanic will not drive a car after he performs major repairs, then the car is probably not safe for me and my family.
Why $900 a month for an inferior product? The middle-class citizen will carry this burden, the rich can pay cash, the poor pay nothing, and the folks in the middle pay everything.
Michael Carroll. Richmond.
(Excerpt) Read more at timesdispatch.com ...
Scroll down to see actual letter.
“...good and hard.”
Gary Johnson 2016.
The worst part is that this is only the insurance part of Obamacare. Wait until they get to the medical care part — if it will even be available.
Anyone who buys into the idea that government programs which redistribute wealth are good, and not destined for failure, in the long run, is not thinking.
You wanted this. Now suck on it.
The 0bots are commenting at the linked site that this guy is a fake. They’re coming up with all kinds of reasons why Mr Carrol is wrong. If I could post there (looks like FB postings), I’d tell them to get back to us in a year.
There won’t be any. This is not about taking care of people, the people Obama despises. It is about private information and control.
BTW, it is illegal, as it defies the federal laws of Health Information Portability and Accountability Act. Our privacy doesn’t matter. This law doesn’t matter. I haven’t seen nor heard any evidence that our health matters.
From the WAPO, 2 days ago:
About an hour and a half into this morning’s Energy and Commerce hearing, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) showed off a slide of code he said was from the HealthCare.gov site, and which he believed was a violation of HIPAA heath privacy rules.
The following message, in its entirety and in its simplicity, needs to be sent to every person who is not being hurt by Obamacare:
“Actions have consequences. If you voted for a democrat in any federal office—house, senate or president, you got exactly what you voted for, so stop your complaining and enjoy what your vote has wrought. The first opportunity you will have to change this mess is in 2016. It will require a Republican house, senate and white house to undo this mess. Your first action needs to come in November 2014 followed by action in November 20.
If you are unwilling to undertake those actions and put Republicans who are willing to repeal this disaster ito federal office, then shut your fool mouth and stop complaining. You got exactly what you voted for.”
waaah waaah waaaaah. You got what you asked for, morons.
I don't understand why he is saying this. In my state, at least, there are many policies available directly from many insurers. They all have to be compliant, but there is a much greater range of policy provisions available compared to those on the state exchange, especially relating to provider networks.
CORRECTION: (man I wish these things could be edited)...”who is NOW being hurt...”
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And that goes double for all the "conservatives" who either stayed home, or didn't vote against Obama.
Absolutely false and dim-witted. The national GOP does not care about ending Obamacare. They simply wants more power for themselves. They are inept, ineffective, and incredibly poor at the modern political game. They have no way of utilizing of mass media or social media. Voting for more “R’s” simply because they have an “R” simply brings us more of the decay we have gotten in the past decade.
The only reason this Obamacare exists is because it's a SCAM. It gives the fascists direct access to everything you own! They make the cost so high that almost nobody can afford it and then come the fines which undoubtedly they will raise and raise and raise every single year until you end up owing into the 5 digits then 6 then you can't keep up and that's when they make their move. Liens, the house, the car, the kids college fund all seized and *poof* we have redistribution of wealth, collectivism, communism 101 and guess who will be laughing?
Can’t wait to see more astonished looks on the faces of idiot liberals.
And yet, they STILL won’t be able to figure it out.
WHAT happened? They ask. It will be “Bush” and “the Republicans”.
Thanks for destroying the USA, jobs, the economy, discretionary income, the deficit, liberals.
Thanks for nothing.
It’s about killing freedom. It’s about wealth transfer from whitey to non-whitey. It’s about punishing success and hard work. It’s tyranny and dictatorship. That’s what it is.
To help pay for the inferior product for those who can't (or won't) pay.
ObamaCare: overpaying for the medical attention that won't be there when you need it the most.
Let's laugh at all the idiot Obama voters' pain -- people who don't have a clue about the real world or the way it works. Let's laugh at their ignorance of the damage government causes. Let's commiserate about the loss of our liberties and freedom. Let's rebel against tyranny.
We warned you, dumbass.
So correct. If they really wanted to take care of people all they had to do was simply expand the existing ‘single payer’ system known as Medicare(a problem in and of itself). This present monstrosity is about control with wealth transfer.
We already have that, it's called medi-care. Obamacare is just a huge power grab by a tyrant and a party of lying, communist thieves.
It's even turning out to be much worse than what everyone on the right warned about and it's only going to get much worse if it is not stopped.
Whoops, I meant to say Medic-aide not care.
Has anyone stopped to think what even a $200 to $300 increase a month means to the average family?
Think about the amount of the average car payment.
Or if the family has a little more than barely enough to pay for groceries, house payment or rent, and car payment......this is the money that they would spend for their favourite hobby.
Or payments towards their boat or vacation trip.
My point is that beyond the cost of insurance, beyond the 29 hour work week, this law is going to have a devastating effect on the economy.
Not only because money that would other wise go for a new car, bike, vacation or whatever, a huge increase in taxes is inevitable.
The only good thing about this is that 50% of the people crying over their new insurance costs are people who voted for obumbler.
Where did you see that he was an Obama voter?
Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security are built on unsound principals. So would be amnesty.
Some generation eventually has to bear the enormous burden. Adding this was so unsound. But is was also a big hoax.
It is an enormous increase. the kind reserved for an upgrade in lifestyle or an investment. It is an IRA contribution $2000 per year sets some people up for old age when they can’t work - duh.
Really people just go along with his ideas with no evidence that he does not hate them.
Our country needs to pay for those who don’t work.
Well, [bleep], who is going to pay for these people who are working now when they hit 70 then live to 90. They aren’t planning for that? Why should I give up my retirement, where I pay myself for later I AM NOT working when I’m 80, and no one wants me to, for people who could fall into the category of: don’t work, aren’t American, loathe me out of bigotry, and who don’t take care of themselves?
-— I AM NOT working when Im 80 _-—
For good or I’ll, we will only survive as clans, with multiple generations living under one roof.
That’s how the Polish side of my family survived communism, except the “one roof” was a one bedroom apartment.
Exactly! Instead of adding another unsound program just expand an existing one...you know, for the children.
-— And yet, they STILL wont be able to figure it out. -—
They’re hopeless. Statism is their religion.
But this disaster should galvanize the working segment of the population. The LIVs won’t turn out at the mid-terms because, above everything else, they’re lazy.
And the GOP-e are gleefully rubbing their hands together at this man’s suffering, banking on him turning against the Democrats.
Irish too. Have lots of stories of multi generations in an apartment in the Bronx up until this third party payer came in in the ‘30s(?)
Exactly! Less money to spend on your family, is going to trickle down some more. All by plan. Then when the healthy, who need to get to a Dr. can’t, those that use a tremendous amount of services, are going to start seeing the Govt. calculate what the “value” of their life is. Rationed care. Then on to “rationed birth”. I don’t doubt at all the Feds will force genetic screening on parents and the “fetus”. If any defect is found, forced abortion because we can’t have someone born that by default will use more of Medical Services than they are “entitled” to. (that is entitled according to the Govt.)
Barry is changing America all right.
“My impression was that this act was to assist those who could not assist themselves, to provide help to those in need. I was fundamentally supportive and in agreement with this concept”
In this statement alone he self-identifies as a statist which leads me to believe if he did not vote for Obama he supports Obama’s intended political direction for this country. The issue if he cast a vote for the Liar-in-Chief is moot.
May every Democrat voter get the same result.
Michael Carroll. Sucker.
My actual reaction is unprintable. Did you vote for Obama? You did? Then comes the unprintable portion.
Thanks, moron. That’s the closest I can get and not be bleeped.
Probably will be long lines to get bread. I remember seeing those lines on the news in the 70’s/80’s (USSR). O’bomber voters will just have to choke on the poop.
“Its about killing freedom. Its about wealth transfer from whitey to non-whitey. Its about punishing success and hard work. Its tyranny and dictatorship. Thats what it is.”
I think you’d be shocked how many whites are on the receiving end of this; there are not enough non-whites in this country (yet) to elect Obama twice. The Dems have marginalized and dumbed down enough whites to split the vote.
“The only good thing about this is that 50% of the people crying over their new insurance costs are people who voted for obumbler.”
More like 4%; the 47% still won’t pay anything, and the difference that put him over the top will. This is a massive middle class tax hike.
On the good side he'll never have to pay the $8,000 in deductibles because it doesn't cost anything when you can't get an appointment. He can put those savings towards a good funeral plan.
“My impression was that this act was to assist those who could not assist themselves, to provide help to those in need. I was fundamentally supportive and in agreement with this concept.”
The moron should be proud of himself: this law will assist those who are in need, and all others who don’t want to pay for their own health care needs. At his expense, of course. That’s the problem with communism: nice idea, until you try to implement it in real life: it becomes a nightmare for everyone.
That's not the only good thing. There are going to be a lot of good deals on real estate and other real property being sold off in desperate attempts to survive.
I can't believe this guy is an obama voter. An obama voter would NEVER believe that and would NEVER say that.