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Covered California = Colossal Catastrophe
Hotair.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 04/13/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT by smitty1970

We are a family of six – two parents and four children – who, because of a rough year in 2013, had to apply for subsidized healthcare coverage under the new Obamacare rules. Yes, count us among the 7.1 million that Kathleen Sebelius is currently claiming are active Obamacare signups. We live in Orange County, Southern California, so our coverage comes through the state exchange, Covered California ...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; california; coveredcalif; coveredcalifornia; exchanges; obamacare; obamacareanecdotes
Scroll down a bit (search for Gregory Smith) for the start of this horrendous story. It exposes, in the raw, the truth about where Obamacare intends to take us, and shows us just how inefficient things will be once Government runs our healthcare.

It does have a happy ending, however.

1 posted on 04/13/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT by smitty1970
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To: smitty1970

This is looking more and more like a way to kill off the population.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 7:15:25 PM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: smitty1970

Unbelievable...Well, I believe it but...

Farking Nightmare and a pathetic joke...


3 posted on 04/13/2014 7:17:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: smitty1970

That’s OK, I just found out my deductible is $30,000. EACH. Florida is no bed of roses either.


4 posted on 04/13/2014 7:25:25 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: smitty1970

Converting to communism, like making sausage, isn’t pretty. We should all just shut up and accept what Barack will and will not let us do. /s


5 posted on 04/13/2014 7:43:22 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: smitty1970

Just wait until obamacare takes over employer groups


6 posted on 04/13/2014 7:46:58 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: smitty1970

This is CLASSIC!!! Thanks for posting!!!


7 posted on 04/13/2014 7:53:48 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Due to rapidly increasing cost of ammo, there will be no warning shots!!!)
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To: NonValueAdded
That’s OK, I just found out my deductible is $30,000. EACH. Florida is no bed of roses either.

What kind of a plan is that? It doesn't seem to be an exchange plan. Even the under-30 'catastrophic' plan (in my state) sets the deductible at $12,700 per family.

8 posted on 04/13/2014 7:55:26 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: smitty1970

This guy has WAY more patience than I. No way do I stay on hold for ANYBODY any 75 minutes.


9 posted on 04/13/2014 7:55:39 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: smitty1970

Do we really want to hear from Californians about how bad this is? They would vote for it again...


10 posted on 04/13/2014 8:00:00 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: smitty1970

We had to destroy the healthcare system to save it.


11 posted on 04/13/2014 8:00:48 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: steve86

It’s what the exchange set me up with. Of course I’m dealing with an obvious error but meanwhile, I count as one of the “insureds” even though there effectively is no coverage beyond catastrophic catastrophy.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 8:01:23 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: NTHockey

IIRC, I read something a while back about coverage if you were injured on vacation out of your home state. That you might not be covered by your Obamacare policy.


13 posted on 04/13/2014 8:03:16 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Another stupid blanket statement about Californians.
FR is California based. Go somewhere else.


14 posted on 04/13/2014 8:19:58 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

Yes, and I donate to FR as often as I can.

New York is mostly rural, too. Doesn’t mean it isn’t dominated by Democrats.


15 posted on 04/13/2014 8:50:14 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: NTHockey

You would stay on hold if you were trying to make sure your kids had healthcare coverage.


16 posted on 04/13/2014 9:01:32 PM PDT by smitty1970
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To: ltc8k6

Rural? Urban? What I am talking about is so many of you
demonstrate no respect for the millions (yes, millions) of
Californians who happen to be conservative. Shocking, I
know, but Californians don’t vote in lock step. Unfortunately,
we are no longer the majority and among the libs who made us
the minority are one time neighbors of yours. Your gain, our loss.


17 posted on 04/13/2014 10:00:34 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

I live in North Carolina...

You are way too defensive...

I’ll leave it at that.


18 posted on 04/13/2014 10:02:41 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: smitty1970

My husband was laid off in November but had insurance through Jan 2014 and then we would be able to get Cobra. Our Cobra for the 2 of us is 1200.00 a month we have paid for 3 moths so far and if my husband does not get a job soon we will have to cancel the Cobra we just can not afford it anymore. We like it because it was the existing insurance he had through his work something that Obamacare can not and will not do. I hope we have a happy ending soon too.


19 posted on 04/13/2014 10:11:57 PM PDT by funfan
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To: smitty1970

Having your kids in Medi-Cal is not a happy ending.


20 posted on 04/13/2014 10:20:23 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: smitty1970

Wow you are right about the kids: Family of 4 with $60,000/year income:

“Good news! Based on your income, the children in your household may qualify for Medi-Cal! The adults in your household may qualify for help with paying for health insurance through Covered California. Now, let’s take a look at the health insurance plans that may be available in your area!”

At $75,000 the kids don’t have Medi-Cal.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 10:41:54 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: ltc8k6
New York is mostly rural, too. Doesn’t mean it isn’t dominated by Democrats.
Looking over the fence at the neighbors while your house is burning?

California used to be conservative (ever hear of our former Governor Ronald Reagan for example?)

California went to hell when leftist dimwits from your east coast moved out here for subsidized (AKA free) education, good jobs/careers and excellent weather.

Our political woes were imported from places like NY and the east coast in general.

22 posted on 04/13/2014 10:46:12 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: smitty1970

No, I’d be there in person to take care of business.


23 posted on 04/13/2014 10:59:47 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: lewislynn

That was 40 years ago...

It’s not 1970 anymore.

I moved to NC from PA when I was 11 years old. In 1978.

No, I don’t remember Reagan running California. Too young.

Who did the family in the article vote for in the last few elections?


25 posted on 04/13/2014 11:16:10 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Mike Darancette

Read the rest of the story.


26 posted on 04/14/2014 12:32:08 AM PDT by smitty1970
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To: ltc8k6

We are a solid Republican family. I was trying to not make that obvious in the story but there are hints.


27 posted on 04/14/2014 1:15:38 AM PDT by smitty1970
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To: smitty1970

Bump


28 posted on 04/14/2014 5:27:32 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: smitty1970

Another one of Obama’s war on the “rich” suburbanite’s and his plan to meld the suburbs with the inner cities.


29 posted on 04/14/2014 5:28:02 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: ryan71

Hope and change, baby. Hope and change...


30 posted on 04/14/2014 5:28:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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31 posted on 04/14/2014 5:29:29 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Sivad

“FR is California based.”

If FR was detroit based, would that mean detroit is a paradise?


32 posted on 04/14/2014 5:29:37 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: smitty1970

Happy because the wife got a job? Not happy because Covered CA is not a cluster frick.


33 posted on 04/14/2014 5:41:38 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: ltc8k6
Who did the family in the article vote for in the last few elections?

The last conservative who ran for governor here in a regular election was Bill Simon in 2002. He would have won but for the CAGOP sabotaging his campaign. The last conservative to run for governor was in the recall of 2003. The number one guy in the polls was conservative Tom McClintock, UNTIL the CAGOP put up Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yet a Gallup poll showed that McClintock would have won had everyone voted their preferred candidate rather than falling for the RINO swan song, "He can win." Even in 2008, the State upheld traditional marriage.

IOW, it's not what you think. So STFU until you know what you are talking about.

34 posted on 04/14/2014 7:43:48 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: lowbridge

“If FR was detroit based, would that mean detroit is a paradise?”

That is a pretty dumb question since I never claimed that
California is a paradise. The truth is that tons of conservative
Californians visit FR and we don’t find it very damnned useful
for fellow conservatives around the country to lump us in with
the crazies who currently run this place.


35 posted on 04/14/2014 7:55:38 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Carry_Okie

I don’t think what you think I think.

I don’t want to hear complaints about Obamacare from people who voted for Obama, and who would likely vote for him again if they could.

Perhaps the family in the story didn’t vote for Obama? Odds are they did, given the last two election results.

Perhaps I shouldn’t complain anymore? Maybe election consequences are unimportant?

At any rate, I’m tired of the subject.

Obamacare is an entitlement program, and entitlement programs never go away.


36 posted on 04/14/2014 8:05:43 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Dude, pause a moment from foaming at the mouth and read first. Apparently the fellow answered you directly in post 27.


37 posted on 04/15/2014 4:05:25 PM PDT by tom h
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