Finally, though too late, the chickens have come home to roost for many Obama supporters and apologists.
It isn’t from the endless invasions and occupations, Wall Street bailouts, drones, increased gestapo security measures, NSA or several other corrupt episodes swept into the memory holes of mainstream media.
Nope. The wake-up call that has many on the other side of the aisle saying “I told you so” is Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” insurance premium price hikes for those whose private plans are now more expensive than before.
Already, there have been several reports of tremendous premium hikes from Obama supporters upon enrolling for Obamacare, even though they haven’t had major health issues or medical care. They are truly shocked.
A few sample horror stories
The San Francisco Bay Area is a liberal strong-hold. But the San Francisco Chronicle came out recently with the headline “Health Insurance Shoppers Suffer Sticker Shock.”
One example they cited was SF Bay Area resident 47-year-old Shelley Ross, self employed, who was looking forward to getting a better deal through Obamacare. After registering, she lamented that “every plan is going to cost more than what I pay now, and what I pay now is ridiculous.”
Another San Francisco resident, 63-year-old John Lonergan lost his reasonably priced Kaiser Permanente plan, because it can’t comply to Obamacare mandates. In order to maintain the same level of coverage with Obamacare that he had with Kaiser, his annual premium cost will increase by over $3,600.
In nearby San Jose, California, the San Jose Mercury News reported, “Like many other Bay Area residents who pay for their own medical insurance, they were floored last week when they opened their bills.”
This paper featured Cindy Vinson’s and Tom Waschura’s sticker shock. Both are Obama supporters. Vinson’s annual premium bill went up $1,800, and Waschura’s annual premium spiked incredibly to $10,000 over what he was accustomed to paying.
Cindy Vinson explained that she’s in favor of everyone having coverage, but “[she] didn’t expect to be the one paying for it personally.” Waschura told the Mercury News, “I really don’t like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this.”
The Christian Science Monitor reported a case where the cost increase of $8900 annually for North Carolina couple Michael Yount and his wife has them considering going without health insurance.
The Younts need to be alerted about those tax penalties for not complying with their unaffordable Affordable Care Act coverage, which can be enforced by the IRS with their tyrannical police powers.
Are there real options or is it catch-22 forever?
San Francisco health insurance agent, Jeff Sher, who ironically does conceptually favor a universal plan, pointed out that the Affordable Care Act may help those whose incomes are low enough to warrant subsidies, but most will suffer higher prices from this “horribly complex and ill-designed system.”
To consider options, it’s wise to drop the foolish left-right political schism meant to keep us arguing while politicians deceive us. Both sides of the aisle house the same monster that really only wants to feed itself by catering to the so-called one percent.
So why should people go bankrupt over medical bills? And why must only the most monopolistic, dangerous and least effective medical system take the spotlight with oncologists making up to a half-million per year poisoning patients, often making them die faster than cancer can kill them?
Until a single payer-system with minimal bureaucratic complexity and overhead allows individuals coverage for so-called “alternative” medical practices instead of catering to the Medical Mafia’s excessive profit monopoly, it will be catch-22 forever.