The End of Obamacare and Payback Time for the GOP [VIDEO]

The End of Obamacare and Payback Time for the GOP [VIDEO]

The End of Obamacare and Payback Time for the GOP [VIDEO]

Is there finally an end in sight? A light at the end of the tunnel? Could it be that the horror show known as Obamacare will soon be toast?

In the wee hours of January 12 the Senate passed the budget resolution needed to begin chipping away at the poorly named “Affordable” Care Act. Now congressional committees can get to work writing repeal bills.

The really sweet thing about this resolution? “Reconciliation” is triggered, meaning that the GOP can avoid the filibuster and pass repeal of Obamacare with the same method the Democrats used to pass the bill. Payback, as they as say, is a . . . well, you know.

Of course the Democrats weren’t about to go down without a fight. Or, in their case, a tantrum. So they decided to debate during the Senate vote. Like that would really make a difference.

But, but, but! cry liberals and their cronies in the media. Think about the 20 million people who are finally able to afford insurance through the ACA! The sacred 20 million!

Yeah, about that number. The devil, as is said, is in the details, and those details have been marinated in the Democratic stewpot in order to render a dish to their liking.

Here’s a fresh new video to explain why that “20 million now insured thanks to Obamacare” is bogus.

Meanwhile, the horror stories of people who have been slammed due to this miserable act are piling up.

  • From a cancer patient in Texas, suffering from a rare neuro-endocrine tumor who once had access to the care available at MD Anderson Cancer clinic, and who finds she can no longer access its needed services.
  • From a Florida couple who once had a $450 per month policy which has now ballooned to over $1300 per month, and who said that “soon it will be a choice between food and housing or health care.”
  • From a Missouri small business owner who in 2013 paid $180,000 in insurance costs for 92 employees, and in 2016 paid over $250,000 for only 61 employees — and those employees are burdened with a $5000 deductible.

And then there’s me.

I’m a speech pathologist who subcontracts part-time with a rehab agency. I live in Kansas, which at one time had several insurance carriers from which to choose. Now we’re limited to two major carriers and a smaller carrier which has limited its number of enrollees. The choices for me entering 2017 are horrible.

Consider this: in 2013 I carried a policy with a Health Savings Account and a $5000 deductible. It cost me a very affordable $188 per month, even though I have two age-related pre-existing conditions.  Despite the high deductible, I found that the insurance actually covered my physical exam, flu shots, and a mammogram, much to my surprise. I also enjoyed the independence guaranteed me through the HSA.

Forward to 2017, and the nice little policy is a mere memory. The premium first doubled, then jumped another 25% the following year, and then the carrier left the state. A new policy obtained in 2016 paid for very little. A similar policy to my 2013 plan now costs nearly $800 per month, with annual out-of-pocket totals jumping to $6550 per year. And if this new policy is anything like last year’s shoddy insurance it will pay for nothing. My flu shot, shingles vaccine, pneumonia vaccine — those “preventative” services promised by Obamacare? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. It all came from my pocket.

From its inception, Obamacare has been a pack of lies, starting with “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” and continuing with lie after lie. My friend, Beverly Gossage, who owns a health insurance consulting firm, gives a laundry list of the deceptions told to Americans about why we ‘needed’ Obamacare. She also addresses the lies about health savings accounts being spread by Obamacare supporters. These falsehoods will infuriate you.

But when this blight finally goes the way of the dodo, I’ll be doing my Happy Dance, along with millions of other Americans.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

2 Comments
  • Jodi says:

    We lost our health insurance three times because of this craptastic law. I HAD a high-risk insurance pool policy, and loved it (we can discuss the challenges of the individual market another day – suffice it to say, it was difficult to get any policy if you’ve ever in your lifetime visited the doctor; so the high-risk pool was there for people like me). And when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, it saved my life, and cost just a couple thousand in out-of-pockets, with the rest covered by the pool, no questions asked. My daughter had her own child-only policy, which was immediately eliminated in response to this law, which forced us to buy a more expensive policy for less coverage and a quadrupled out of pocket. It’s been beyond challenging to remain covered, because the policies we had kept being eliminated. We even moved out of Oregon, in part, because I knew this law would eliminate my pool. And I’d be damned if I’d give in and buy an ObamaCare policy that covers virtually NOTHING (despite Mr. Obama asserting otherwise, it pays NOTHING until the OOPs are met, and they never would be unless we had some catastrophic illness). We’ve been paying more in OOP’s than ever before.

    I cannot wait for this FRAUD to be repealed. If a CEO in the private sector had done to us what Obama and the Democrats did to every American in this nation, they’d be doing time in a federal penitentiary. It cannot be gone soon enough. Along with its lying namesake.

  • Toni says:

    Third policy in13 months. Outraged by the costs. Buh bye Barrycare.

    TW

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