Skip to comments.Obamacare beneficiary: ‘You wouldn’t have caught me dead watching MSNBC’
Posted on 05/01/2014 4:56:20 PM PDT by lowbridge
In an interview with the Erik Wemple Blog today, Angstadt reported having watched that MSNBC segment online today. It was an introduction of sorts: You wouldnt have caught me dead watching MSNBC, said Angstadt. Thats probably the longest Id ever sat and watched MSNBC in my life.
Angstadt was in bad condition prior to his March 31 valve-replacement surgery. I was going to die, he told this blog. I was preparing myself. I knew I was pretty sick since last October. Yet he still resisted the attempts of friend Bob Leinhauser to get him enrolled in Obamacare. I had to back him into a corner, says Leinhauser, who worked for 27 years for Montgomery Countys fire and rescue department. He told Angstadt, Youre what we call a cardiac cripple.
After signing up for insurance via the Obamacare exchange, Angstadt pays $26.11 for the Highmark Blue Cross silver PPO plan, as reported by the Inquirer. The policy took effect just before Angstadts surgery.
But what accounts for Angstadts resistance to Obamacare in the first place? He says that he leans Republican and essentially listened to what the GOP had to say about Obamacare, and not so much to what the Democrats had to say. As for his media diet, Anstadt says he goes online for some of his news, but when it comes to television, Fox News, of course, and thats basically what I watch on TV, in addition to local news, he says. I like some of those radicals on Fox News, he says. I like OReilly.
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re: “I like some of those radicals on Fox News, he says.”
They’re trying to pass this guy off as some sort of converted conservative. A conservative would not use the term “radicals” to describe someone they thought was truly conservative.
This story sounds bogus to me.
$26.11 for a silver plan? Pull the other one, it has bells on it!
I don’t believe a word of this agitprop.
Wait til he gets the bill for his deductible. As if he has the $6000.
So I am 56 and the silver plan through the california site would cost me about 650.00 a month why does he get to pay
26.11 a month. I have never been sick nor do I need surgery.
Also the deductible was almost 12 K a year.
Didn’t this guy belong to a union? He should have lavish health care benefits.
Twice bypassed myself and without insurance since retiring early by choice last year. Still, I wont become part of that misengination of health and government named the ACA. I may die early but it wont be at the mercy of some bureaucrat who may or may not allow me to have another intervention of cardiac care if needed.
Don’t count me in as one of those converts and I am definitely not a Bill O’Reilly devotee. Mush mouth.
Yes. I know there is a handout waiting for me if I will just climb on the wagon.
But at what cost?
Subsidies FRiend, that’s how. Here’s what you need to do (other than be deathly sick with no income): quit your job, get on welfare, have a few kids you can never afford (preferably out of wedlock) and then you’ll be golden too.
It’s FREE maan, get with the times. What are you some kind of redneck racist with a work ethic?
Well if you could get insurance for 26.11 a month and get operations it sounds like at no charge the way the article is written you should sign up for it.
The states set up high risks pools for people that could not obtain commercial insurance or insurance through an employer. But 0-care eliminated the state plans. Secondly, as a retired fireman in PA, why didn’t he have a big fat juicy taxpayer supported healthcare plan?
This is BS propaganda from the state media as usual.
Right. Let’s all get in the Wagon and scream for someone to pull. Hell. Why is he even paying $26 per month. Why isn’t it free? We should all have free health care.
It’s a pathetic life on the dole but a lot of Americans are willing to give up freedom and self sufficiency to live a lazy life off someone else’s dime.
Those dang little details the liberal media leaves out of their stories
Im thinking democrat plant.
Republicans haven’t opposed people buying health insurance.
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So glad Mr. Adgstad got his surgery and one good story of Obamacare. But for every success story there are those that paid for it. Here it is....my friend after 10 years with his company was laid off Tuesday along with others. In addition all employees pay was reduced by 25%. Reason given Obamacare.
If my house were paid off maybe I would although I do not think I would make enough to pay for my property tax.
What are they gonna do when everyone says FUBO and quits working who will pay then Janet Yellen?
It’s says he’s a retired “logger”
not sure if they are unionized or not
But now that he's been on the gov't gravy train, he's a fellow traveler.
Dean Angstadt, a self-employed logger with a bad heart,
Angstadt, who lives in a town north of Philadelphia and works in the woods, had a bum ticker that was dangerously ticking down. He could barely walk 50 feet without gasping for breath. This winter, his doctor told him he needed valve-replacement surgery. Problem was, Angstadt didn’t have health insurance.
Who do you think is subsidizing his healthcare insurance now?
Who do you think will pay for it in the future when he decides it’s too expensive?
What about the people who are losing cancer treatment because of O care.
Not sure where you got the $6000 deductible number.
I looked the plan up and it says $1500 deductible in-network.
It also says he was a 27 year county employee.
::SNIIIIIFFF:: Oh the lucky lucky guy...saved by zerocare and for only $26 per month out of his pocket.
$700 per month out of the taxpayers pocket
but hey...what do they care...greedy selfish taxpayer bastids...a LIFE was saved.
60% - directly by taxpayer
40% - everybody who is affected by the fake money created to fund the 40% of the yearly federal budget that is borrowed.
Yet he still resisted the attempts of friend Bob Leinhauser to get him enrolled in Obamacare. I had to back him into a corner, says Leinhauser, who worked for 27 years for Montgomery Countys fire and rescue department. He told Angstadt, Youre what we call a cardiac cripple.
a self-employed, self-sufficient logger who has cleared his own path for most of his 57 years, never expecting help from anyone. And even though he’d been uninsured since 2009
“But then I considered his monthly premium — $22.11 — and worked backward via ValuePenguin, which is still posting prices with a subsidy calculation for the just-finished 2014 open enrollment season. That premium for Angstadt’s plan in his home county of Berks County, PA bespeaks an annual income in the neighborhood of $16,000. At that income level, he qualifies for the ACA’s highest level of cost sharing reduction (CSR), calculated to give the plan an actuarial value of 94%, comparable to the best employer-sponsored plans. For this particular plan, the Highmark Blue Cross Silver PPO, that translates to a deductible of $100 and an out-of-pocket maximum of $500, as ValuePenguin shows and a Highmark rep verified for me.”
It looks like he is actually on Medicaid (welfare)
Dean Angstadt Logging
953 Manatawny Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512
Leinhauser, 55, a retired firefighter and nurse
Medicaid generally has no premiums, deductible, copays, or coinsurance. You must be thinking of something else.
IRS might want to see his tax returns (if there are any)
Company Name: Dean Angstadt Logging
Year Founded: 1996
Location Type: Single
Revenue (estimate): $ 160,000
Employees: (estimate): 2
Facility Size (sqft): N/A
Sector: Heavy Construction, Except Building Construction, Contractor
Category: Heavy construction, nec
Industry: Land clearing contractor
SIC Code: 1629
And he probably reaps some under the table revenue by selling fill dirt, logging and stone — things he’s paid to clear away.
I wonder if he paid workers comp insurance on his 2 employees?
Or did he pay them in cash?
I bet there is pay dirt in examining whether he paid business insurance & taxes if he wasn’t responsible enough to buy his own healthcare insurance.
Almost all those kinds of jobs are cash under the table unless it’s government work.
When I had my business WC was mandatory. It was something like 5.6% total of wages paid and either the state collected it all or the state collected a portion and the Federal government collected the rest, so 5.6% was de-facto mandatory. PErhaps I’m confusing it with FUTA and SUTA? I know I paid SDI — state disability insurance, it’s unavoidable if you’re doing your payroll right.
I think he meant $26.11 PER DAY.
As long as he’s shilling for obamacare, the IRS isnt interested in looking at his tax returns.
Is that how one normally pays for medical insurance?
Wait until the employer mandate kicks in. They can delay it for only so long.
government break your leg then give you a crunch, then tell you see “without me, you couldn’t walk”
Some people were subsidized and did not have to pay big premiums for pre existing conditions, it’s part of the deal.
Next we require the newly un-insured to be re-insured.
To re-insure the newly un-insured, they are required to pay extra charges to be re-insured.
The extra charges are required so that the original insured, who became un-insured, and then became re-insured, can pay enough extra so that the original un-insured can be insured for free.
There, I hope that this clarifies this issue once & for all.
Wow - they finally found somebody who’s benefiting from Obamacare (until he gets the bill for his co-pay and deductible - which you’ll never hear about)......