Skip to comments.This Family Thought Obamacare Was ‘the Answer’… Until They Found Out Their Plan ‘Doesn’t Even Work’
Posted on 05/27/2014 12:02:06 PM PDT by lowbridge
Nick and Rachel Robinson were excited about the possibilities that Obamacare offered them when they found out they were expecting a third child.
Its one of those times where you hear the news and theres this immediate sense of joy and excitement like, Yay, a new kid. Thats awesome! Nick Robinson told NPR. But the happy news also came with a new set of worries. What are we going to do? How are we going to pay for this? This is intense.
When the option of the Affordable Care Act became available, the Robinsons believed it was the answer to what they were looking for. Nicks company didnt offer health benefits and neither did Rachels position as a wedding photographer.
I was like, Oh, heres the answer! This is simple! he told NPR. Its a cheaper insurance plan, theres no pre-existing condition stuff.
But the Robinsons soon learned the HMO Blue Cross Blue Shield plan they pay about $375 each month for wasnt quite what they expected.
For example, when it came to finding an obstetrician in Texas for their upcoming baby earlier this year, Rachel said she called all 28 practices listed as acceptable options for their plan, but could find none to take her as a patient.
Some would just come right out and say, We dont take Obamacare, she said. Or the best one was, The doctor takes it here at the actual practice, but whatever hospital you use does not take that insurance.
NPR noted that there were practices that accepted HMO plans, but the doctors rotated and Rachel wanted a relationship with only one physician.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
Harry Reid says this family is lying.
I”m not real happy that folks dumb enough to think Obama Care was a good idea are reproducing.
Yet another case of someone who was greedy or stupid (or both) thinking that he and his family could get "free", premium healthcare paid for by "the rich," and now waking up to the reality of government healthcare.
Dropped their Obamacare plan? They'd better keep an eye on their checkbook, or whatever they used to make the monthly payments. Welcome to the Hotel California, Rachel!
It’s sad that good people are getting screwed. But it’s funny as hell that the liberals who wanted this and still love obama are getting screwed.
Ha! Ha! These morons probably thought 'Barry' was "the one"!
Another 0bama 'success' story - brings tears to my eyes and a big volume of gas to my innerds!
Give it a little time. Obammy will fix that with another EO.
What a lot of folks are coming to grips with is that if you really want the perks of being rich, you have to actually be rich.
We are in for such a time of forced austerity in this country it’s not even a little bit funny. My wife and I are growing a large garden (roughly 40x80) and have learned something very interesting: It’s a LOT OF WORK. So is heating your home with wood.
But I think a LOT of folks are going to be coming to grips with the idea that to enjoy a lot of the stuff they take for granted (like a warm home in winter) they are going to have a lot less free time.
Well, beggars can’t be choosers. If their plan only has rotating doctors, then that’s what she will have. Obummer’’s “change” again.
” but the doctors rotated and Rachel wanted a relationship with only one physician.”
Well, you don’t get to decide, sweetie. The government tells you what you can have now.
Given their frustrations with finding a doctor who would accept Obamacare insurance, the Robinsons dropped their plan and decided to pay $4,000 for a midwife and a home delivery instead .....
Let’s see ... $375/month x 12 = $4,500 .... $500 more in just premium cost than the cost of the midwife/home delivery .... wonder what their deductibles were?
How many “Obamacare” signups have done the same thing when they find out insurance isn’t the same as medical access/care? I’m sure it’s a whole lot more than being reported.
In some ways they are lying. They did find a practice that would take them but the practice rotated physicians and the mom would be subject to whoever was working and not able to rely on one provider.
This is the essence of socialized medicine, sometimes you get Dr Wonderful and sometimes you get Dr Awful. So they found a midwife and used a healthcare cost sharing plan. Which got them to assume more risk for their baby’s birth, as well as the costs.
You are not going to be allowed to do that.
Were so happy with where we are now, but this is not OK. And Im extremely confident that, thats not what the architects of this plan had in mind, Nick told NPR.
I wonder if their child will be stupid too!?!
More like the Roach Motel! lol
My idiot brother in law thought it was going to be great, also. That is until he found out it would be $750.00 per month with a $13,000.00 deductible.
It’s all so predictable!
Only idiot Liberals could let themselves be diddled like this.
They’re SO gullible, I’m sure they don’t even know that the worst is yet to come!!!!!