Mike’s Musings– Obama can take his health care and shove it

Mike Wilcox“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore,” said the fictional Howard Beale in the epic film, 1976’s NETWORK.

I too am upset. The rollout of Obama Care, and the resulting lies, have curdled my blood. It I were older I’m sure I would be on the verge of a heart attack.

It has been catastrophic that the website, that President Obama and others promised would be as easy to use as booking a plane ticket, has been a mess from day one, booting many people off of it in midstream, and causing others to wait hours to get on.

Worse, however in my opinion, is the bait and switch tactics we expect from appliance and furniture salespeople, but would never dream, our government was employing. It has been well documented that many people are quoted a rate as they get on the website, only to see that rate double and triple as they begin to book their insurance choice. I have always had a healthy distrust of government, but healthy is now disgusting. How can our President, resort to such unethical tactics?

And then there is my personal favorite, and why I have become very mad. My health insurance, like many others with similar situations, will be cancelled. I will be forced to purchase insurance in the exchange. Again President Obama promised this would not happen, yet it has happened to 3 million Americans so far.

Insurance giants like Blue Cross see green in their eyes. If they can cancel personal policies, and force people in to the exchange, they will make millions and billions of dollars. In my case, I have a minimal policy that costs $350 a month. It has a high deductible, $10,000, but it does cover hospitalization. For normal things like doctor visits, outpatient or emergency room, or prescriptions it covers nothing. You probably say, so what good is it. Hey when that’s all you can afford, it’s better than nothing.

I have a friend in Marion, actually an insurance agent, who has a policy she pays around $350 a month. Because of the Affordable Health Care Act (Obama Care) that policy has been ripped to shreds and she now must pay nearly $1100 a month- three times what she is currently paying. Originally she thought it might work out because she was buying prescriptions out-of-country, and with the new policy maybe they would be included.

Guess what? The cost of prescriptions in her new policy are so astronomical, she will still be saving money by purchasing them abroad. So now she’s paying three times what she was a month ago, with no better prescription benefits. The Affordable Care Act in her words, has become the unaffordable care act. She simply doesn’t know how she’s going to pay for the new insurance.

I’ve heard this same scenario from others. Unless you can get federal subsidies, and who knows if they can or not, because the website is so frigging screwed up, people are going to have to find second jobs to pay for their federally mandated health insurance.

In my case, that isn’t going to happen. I’m going to tell Obama and Sebelius (why does she still have a job), and all those that tell me I have to buy their health insurance to shove it. I will reluctantly pay the penalty, but I’d rather pay my health bills myself, than be subjected to triple premiums that are likely to have high deductibles and cover less. I’m taking a stand. I’m not going to take it anymore. This is one American, that won’t be forced in to Obama Care.

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