Skip to comments.Schadenfreude: MSNBC Anchor Sees His Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocket Under ObamaCare
Posted on 05/05/2014 11:43:03 AM PDT by Baynative
Thnx Mr. President!
Thats what former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan had to say to President Obama in a tweet earlier today.
He was saying it sarcastically. You know, like when you say thanks a lot! to someone who bumps into you in the hallway, causing you to spill your coffee all over your clothes.
But Mr. Ratigan experienced something far worse than a coffee spill. His health insurance premiums are skyrocketing thanks to the hilariously named Affordable Care Act.
What happened? Well, for starters, Ratigan had catastrophic health insurance coverage. That means that he sees himself as pretty healthy and is willing to pay out-of-pocket for routine medical expenses. However, if he gets hit by the proverbial beer truck and ends up with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, hes covered.
That was under his old plan, which cost him $170 per month.
His old plan, of course, wasnt good enough for President Obama. Yes, this is the same President Obama who promised everyone with a straight face that they could their existing health insurance under his new health care law.
Ratigan found out, much like millions of others are finding out, that the President lied when he made that promise.
Now, Ratigans new health insurance premium is $600 per month.
Thnx Mr. President!
We might almost feel sorry for the guy if he wasnt a former MSNBC host who used to berate Republican guests.
Now, he is learning the hard way that those Republicans were promoting ideas that would save him, and millions of other Americans, a lot of money.
Hey, some people learn the hard way.
It was hard to avoid him on NBC-owned networks, as well as the old msnbc.com and also the non-affiliated NYT. I realize that some here won't look at any of that but I prefer to discern useful information on an case-by-case basis.
Old article, BTW.
Aw, he’d just be spendin’ the rest on pot or blow, anyway...
I honestly feel no sympathy for those who've acted as cheerleaders all along. These folks belittled conservatives and Tea Party members, calling us "Chicken Littles."
You made your bed; now sleep in it.
“No. Insurance premiums arent taxes and they arent deductible from your income taxes.”
I deduct my insurance premiums from my Federal Taxes. That’s providing you meet the 7 or 10 percent of your income requirement.
Well, no you don't. It's a different plan and it costs four times as much. Your old plan must have been "substandard". Yeah, that's the ticket.
The premiums aren's the tax. The penalty for not signing up is what's falsely being called a tax.
Two Republicans in front of a Democrat firing squad....
First GOPer: "Hey! Aren't you guys supposed to offer us a cigarette?"
Second GOPer, whispering: "Shhh! Don't make trouble."
The GOP “leadership” needs to be asked how they’d comment on that joke. Spineless bast..ds.
Dylan Ratigan, the MSNBC’er needs to hold on...he hasn’t seen anything yet. Wait until this October when he gets his notice explaining his premium starting January 2015.
Of course Obama may, by overlord executive action, order the Exchange insurers to delay mailing those notice until after the November election. He’s already decreed that the 2015 rates will not be posted to the Obamacare exchange website until after the November election...so that folks won’t see that shopping around won’t allow them to escape the premium increases.
He’s just another demagogue, not surprisingly, was an Occutard. Thanks Baynative.
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Give up health care or you bar tab!
Couldn’t happen to a bigger scumbag. Schadenfreude indeed!
Better put some ice on that.
But. . . if he has a baby, his maternity fees are covered!
The premium for insurance was not the tax, the tax was the penalty for NOT buying insurance.
“The premium for insurance was not the tax, the tax was the penalty for NOT buying insurance.”
I don’t think so; the Supreme Court acknowledged that the law was changing the relationship between the government and the citizens, and that the only way the government could force someone to buy something was via a “tax” (in the same manner as public education, military spending, etc.).
Prolly yes, but subject to the 7.5% AGI threshold.
$600 a month is a payment on a brand new 27,000 dollar car on a 4 year loan with nothing down and no trade in.