Americans who face higher insurance costs under President Obama’s health-care law are angrily complaining about “sticker shock,” threatening to become a new political force opposing the law even as the White House struggles to convince other consumers that they will benefit from it. The growing backlash involves people whose plans are being discontinued because the policies don’t meet the law’s more-stringent standards. They’re finding that many alternative policies come with higher premiums and deductibles. After receiving a letter from her insurer that her plan was being discontinued,
What about the people in the middle of critical care, chemo or dialysis ? Do they wait for the dust to settle ? Do they choose giant deductibles and lose care ? Do they lose their doctors and hospitals ?
If you like your insurance, you can keep it. If you like your doctor, you can keep them. Don´t forget you are saving $2500 a year. Or so he said-several times.
FTA: "The administration says that about 12 million Americans, or 5 percent of the population, buy individual polices."
To cover some 15 million so-called uninsured (among them, many illegal aliens and healthy people who do not want insurance, or wealthy people who in effect self-insure by paying their own bills), 12 million are thrown to the streets.
My bare-bones but still costly individual policy was discontinued, with the replacement offering more than triple the price. Even if I qualify for subsidies, someone else will have to pay the difference between what I as a responsible person begrudgingly paid, and what I am compelled by law to buy.
Fundamental transformation, right before our eyes. Just goes to show, appoint justices with skeletons in their closet and you can get away with anything (first Kelo, now "affordable" care).
For those who voted (again) for this President, I have little empathy and no sympathy; like the song says: "dance with the one who brung ya". For those who didn´t bother to vote: bad choices lead to bad consequences. For those who voted against this mess? My deepest sympathies.
There´s another huge lie being tossed around casually now that the original lie has become evident to everyone but the most die hard Obamabots. Namely, it´s the assertion that these cancellations are only affecting the 5% of the population consisting of individuals on private plans. Not true. Our company recently received its group plan cancellation effective January 1. Just wait until everyone´s group plans start getting "upgraded". The Democrats have no idea what righteous wrath is about to crash over them once those forced changes start happening.
Please, please, please do NOT delay the full effect of this disaster raining down on the Democrats.
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lil dotty, 11/4/2013 1:10:34 AM (No. 9597264)
And if one did save the clams, buy a Ferrari, who is to say o dark won will allow you to keep that Ferrari? He might change his little mind (what little he has remaining) and take that from you as well. If not this year, then perhaps in 2 years. Or he might just back over it in that garbage truck or armored truck he must drive to cart around his numerous cash slush funds or the hearse borrowed from his death panel (we were told he is skilled at killing people, perhaps it is true)
If anyone was wondering why this all-important-don´t-have-time-to read-it-pass-it-to-see-what´s-in-it-gotta-have-it POS legislation didn´t take effect until now, do you think Abu bin Bama and more than a few others would be in office today if they´d rolled this out in 2011?
Democrat voters have always assumed that the whole point of Obamacare was that Republicans would end up paying for their (the Democrats) health insurance. This is because 1. Republicans are, by unfair means, "the rich" and 2. Democrats "care about the poor", which justifies the confiscation of others´ wealth to assist them in this selfless nobility.
Democrats, at least some of them, seem to be waking up to the fact that other people´s money includes their own, when it comes to socialism. "Spreading the wealth" really means spreading the poverty, as any Tea Partier understands and any "progressive" denies. Up till now, just perhaps.
I came to the conclusion a long time ago that any federal law/policy/regulation backed and written by demonrats is automatically FUBAR. The sad part is that all these FUBAR laws, regulations and policies are there forever and never get repealed because demonrats don´t care about people; they only care about themselves and how much more money they can extract from the working people to give freebies to the lay-abouts.
The liberals who passed this unworkable monstrosity are like idealistic teenagers. They can´t see past the end of their noses. They cannot think of the consquences of their actions. It´s why they need their parents more than anything, even though they arrogantly deny it. The Dims in Congress--as well as the child-in-chief in the WH--need parental supervision. Unfortunately, the parents--the Pubbies--are out to lunch and want to be their children´s´ best friend instead of parents.
#6, I am with you. However, I believe the Dims will get away with scapegoating the Pubbies yet again. No matter what the MSM is now saying, they will revert to carrying water for the libs. And lofo´s will buy it. So we are stuck with libs in Congress and are doomed to have another lib as President.
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