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5 Ways Obamacare Is Ruining Lives
Breitbart ^ | 31 Mar 2014, 11:40 AM PDT | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 03/31/2014 5:33:23 PM PDT by Hoodat

As the Obamacare enrollment period draws to a tentative close – and you never know when the period will close, given President Obama’s apparent willingness to manipulate the calendar repeatedly – horror stories about the Affordable Care Act mount.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) originally maintained, “All of [the horror stories] are untrue, but they’re being told all over America”; he now says that he never called such horror stories lies. It’s a smart backtrack, given the wide variety of Obamacare horror stories that continue to pile up day after day. Across the nation, premiums are blowing up; according to a December analysis by USA Today, more than half of the counties under the federal Obamacare exchange “lack even a bronze plan that’s affordable by the government’s own definition.”

And that is having an impact on individuals.

Getting Stuck In The System: Larry Basich of Nevada suffers from heart problems. He’s 62 and bought Obamacare through the Nevada Health Link insurance exchange. He paid his premium before January 1, which is when coverage was slated to begin. He then had a heart attack on December 31. He had a triple bypass on January 3, and now owes $407,000 thanks to a mix-up at the insurance level.

President Obama has continually put off the deadline for implementation of Obamacare thanks to hang-ups in the system.

Losing Crucial Health Insurance: Bill Elliott told Megyn Kelly of Fox News that his health insurance premiums were set to jump by $1,300 per month due to his cancer after his plan was cancelled thanks to Obamacare. He said he will “pay the $95 fine and let nature take its course” to avoid becoming “a burden on my family.” . . .

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democratcare; destroyamerica; donkeycare; jackasscare; obamacare; socialism
Elliott said of Obama, “Absolutely he misled me. I believe that was more of an insult to me and the other people who have been cancelled than him saying 41 times ‘you’re going to keep your doctor, keep your insurance. Period.’”

Losing Access to Drugs and Doctors: According to Ralston College President Stephen Blackwood, his mother’s cancer will be accelerated by Obamacare cutting her Sandostatin medication; the costs on that medication were $14,000 between January 1 and late February. Blackwood’s mom had a Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan for 20 years; Obamacare killed it. Blackwood wrote, “Then on Feb. 12, just before going into (yet another) surgery, she was informed by Humana that it would not, in fact, cover her Sandostatin, or other cancer-related medications… Obamacare made my mother's old plan illegal, and it forced her to buy a new plan that would accelerate her disease and death... The 'Affordable' Care Act is a brutal, Procrustean disaster.”

Emilie Lamb, a woman with lupus who supported Obama, said, “Obamacare has made my life a nightmare. Obamacare is a health plan that is both unaffordable and uncaring. For a law named ‘The Affordable Care Act,’ this is both backward and perverse.”

Watching Premiums Explode: According to the workers at Extreme Dodge in Jackson, MI, they’re watching their premiums explode. That’s what they told NBC News senior investigative reporter Lisa Meyers in December. According to Breitbart News’ Wynton Hall, “Under Obamacare, the workers’ employer faced a 50% increase in costs to keep worker plans at the same benefit and deductible levels. To remain economically viable, the dealership decided to give each worker an extra $2,400 and let them find plans on their own.”

It’s not just autoworkers, though. . .
1 posted on 03/31/2014 5:33:23 PM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

How did they narrow it down to only five?

2 posted on 03/31/2014 5:34:21 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Where’s my free Obamacare?

No wonder the Democrats have a political migraine.

3 posted on 03/31/2014 5:40:02 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Hoodat

Sandra Fluck gets free birth control. That’s what’s really important.

4 posted on 03/31/2014 5:47:08 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Hoodat

All that matters is millions are being added to the Medicaid rolls thereby building up the Democrat voter constituency.

5 posted on 03/31/2014 5:50:52 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

That is one step along the path to the ultimate goal, single payer.

6 posted on 03/31/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Hoodat
He said he will “pay the $95 fine and let nature take its course” to avoid becoming “a burden on my family.”

"SUCCESS!", exclaim the Democommies!

7 posted on 03/31/2014 6:52:28 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee; Hoodat

Left-handed death panel as predicted by you-know-who.

8 posted on 04/01/2014 1:42:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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