“That means you make in excess of $83,000 a year…cry me a f#%$ing river, just get insurance!”
That was a comment I received on a post I’d made about people who had been shafted by OVomitCare & then fined for not having insurance. Here are a couple of points:
- “Health Insurance” is now all under the law of the “Affordable Care Act” or “Obamacare”.
- Some people think that things are the same as they used to be, except that now you can just go to the Federal website & get “free insurance”. This is untrue. Yes, you can go directly to the federal website, put in your information & gain health insurance that you either get at no cost to you (some other poor sap is paying for it), or you might qualify for a subsidy to off-set your premium payment.
- Depending upon the state you live in, you can go directly to a specific insurance company website or go to your state’s insurance exchange website, put in your information & then see if you qualify for a subsidy to help off-set your insurance premium.
“Obamacare” a.k.a. the “Affordable Care Act” isn’t just a free health insurance plan for your lazy butt. It is a LAW that covers all health insurance in the United States. Aside from the Government now plopping itself down in between you and your doctor, some pencil-necked bureaucrat decides what healthcare you can have, what possibly life-saving treatment you are entitled to and might just decide that you are a drain on society & you can just have some nice morphine until your disease finishes you off. You must also look at the financial aspect of this horrible law and how it is destroying the Middle Class.
The “Obamacare” law is exactly why our family health insurance policy went from $500 per month to $2100 per month. It is why the QUALITY of our policy went down the toilet. We are now forced to pay for maternity coverage, even though we are done having babies. We are now saddled with a $12,000 deductible instead of the $1500 deductible our old plan had. We cannot see our long-time physicians any longer as the insurance plans’ payment to doctors is so dismal, most practices don’t contract with many plans any longer. Therefore we are held hostage and forced to see doctors who are contracted with these “ACA-compliant” insurance plans. Doctors we do not know, doctors whose names we cannot pronounce (there, I said it) and doctors who have to see twice as many patients now in order to make the same amount of income they used to make pre-ACA. (And yes, I am talking about a PPO plan. Not an HMO plan.) THIS is OVomitCare and what it does to a Healthcare system. It drives down the quality of care you receive, it ups the cost of healthcare and it takes away your right to a private relationship between you and your doctor. Where YOU and your doctor decide what is best for your health.
Needless to say, we had to drop our insurance as the “Affordable Care Act” has rendered it UNAFFORDABLE. Furthermore, anyone who is without health insurance has the pleasure of being fined. Gee, what a great idea. What could possibly go wrong?
And what about the audacity of us making over $83,000 per year? You’re damn right we do. We make six-figures in fact. Do you know why? Because my husband works his tail off. We own our own business. My husband works six days a week. Long hours. I run the household, raise our children and handle the books for our business. We’re a team and we are raising a family. We work very hard to earn what we do and things are still tight. We live in one of the most expensive states, we have business overhead, taxes, a bond and liability insurance for our construction business, etc… Raising a family is not cheap. And now having our health insurance plan quadrupled, well… it’s just not possible to sustain.
No, I shouldn’t have to make excuses for the money that we earn, but I am making a point. The people in this country who work their tails off, abide by the laws, do what is right and just want to raise their families and live their lives, are the ones who are being beaten to death by this atrocious law. That, we already know. My message is to the person who wrote the above comment & all of the morons who think like she does. All of the Bernie Sanders zombies and the Hitlery Clinton losers…. You are not entitled to what my husband and I earn. YOU can go out and do exactly the same. You can go work your butt off and make your own way in life. Yes, I understand that some people truly need assistance. That is exactly the reason entitlements exist. Entitlements are not supposed to be your career, but a hand up when absolutely necessary. It has instead turned into a monster that is bringing down the Middle Class and ruining families.
So yes, I will cry a river. I will cry that our once great healthcare system is being eradicated. I will cry that under this “Progressive regime” that has taken hold in our country like a cancer, we are losing our freedoms rapidly. I will cry because so many people still can’t and won’t see it happening. I will cry that the enticing dangle of the “free” carrot is more important to some than hard work, decency and freedom. Wake up America. ~~Sister Patriot