Remember how Democrats promised us that once we passed Obamacare that healthcare costs would start coming down?
I knew that wouldn’t be the case and now even NPR has to admit that Obamacare’s promises are not being fulfilled.
“Gunnar Ebbesson is used to paying a lot for health insurance, but the small business owner from Fairbanks got a shock recently when his quote came in for next year’s coverage.”
“I don’t understand who can afford this,” he says. “I mean, who really can afford this? I can pay it, but I can’t afford it.”
“The premium for his family of five came to more than $40,000 a year. That’s for a bare-bones plan with a $10,000 deductible — the plan that’s through the marketplace set up by the Affordable Care Act.”
Liberals pushed Obamacare as a way to help the disadvantaged get affordable healthcare and as is the case with most Liberal policies, the realities actually ran counter to the policy’s stated intentions.
Liberals say they are looking out for the poor but time and time again we see how their policies actually hurt poor people.
It’s time for new ideas because the policies of the past 2 presidents haven’t worked. It’s time to try something new. And in case you’re wondering, those new ideas won’t come from Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or even Jeb Bush.
UPDATE – Another NPR story here
Interesting, the lady in that broadcast is planning to drop coverage. At $40k/year for insurance, it doesn’t take long to save what you need for your own health care disasters and you can parlay with hospitals and doctors to pay less than insurance charges. Those charges are bulked up with coding and billing costs due to insurance. And our federal government really can’t make you pay the ‘tax’ for non-coverage unless you allow the IRS to owe you $$ for taxes withheld.
We’re in a horrible mess with this law. And it’s not even fully implemented. We’ve got standards being written by the committee that will decide who is permitted how much care. We’ve really GOT to get this stopped or soon we’ll be seeing something like the Liverpool Protocol happening in America. (http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/11November/Pages/What-is-the-Liverpool-Care-Pathway.aspx)