Sep 16, 2013 - 4:12 pm
Well, the numbers for the ObamaCare exchange are out and i went to a meeting where it was all explained by government workers. It was explained that some groups will see insurance rates soar, because that is the way the law is written. Of course, I am in that group! I am so sorry that I voted for Obama, who I now dub Oh-bummer!
I am so damned angry. My rates for an individual plan, which covers less than what I have now, will jump from 650 to 850 a month, with less coverage! Why? Because the law was designed to support those who are under 4x the poverty level. This is a nationwide number of 45k per individual. Now, that might be all well and good in some parts of the country, but it is not doable in the northeast! The woman explained that if we don't like it, the penalty for not carrying insurance is $95, which could be waived for good cause. They do not seem to understand that not many will be able to afford this and it is not a matter of not liking it. When this law takes effect, many are either going to lose their homes or go without insurance. This is a HUGE trainwreck. Companies are already starting to cut employees and drop coverage for spouses.
I was all for health care reform and in fact, wanted universal coverage. What we have here is the worst of all possible worlds, with the health insurance companies making even larger profits! This just cannot stand! I have had enough.
Now, before some post that this is not relevant on a cancer site, let me ask a question. If health insurance is not relevant to cancer patients and survivors, who the hell is it relevant to???
I suggest that everyone take a look at your states health care exchange. If you think it won't effect you, think again! Sooner or later, it will!