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2018-09-11

#OBAMACARE IS A COMPLETE AND UTTER SCAM!!! Rant of the Day!

Here I am looking for a student health plan for my son. Typical young adult, fit, non-smoker, no physical ailments, no medical issues. I apply as if I'm him. I plug in male, 24 years old, living where the school is, and I include he makes about $10k a year with his college job. They reply "Based on the information provided, members of this household don't appear to be eligible for a premium tax credit or other savings on health insurance. But you can use the Health Insurance "Marketplace" to shop for a health plan at full price." Gee, thanks, I can pay full price. So I look at the costs on their "marketplace." Lowest is $312 per month, highest is $716." Gee, thanks Mr. Obama, I only have to shell out thousands a year. Yep, great plan. These premiums are higher than other plans I've seen outside the government. Who's making millions off this fiasco? So I go back, change the $10,000 to $5,000 and guess what happened? "Based on the information provided, members of this household don't appear to be eligible for a premium tax credit or other savings on health insurance. But you can use the Health Insurance Marketplace to shop for a health plan at full price." Gee, thanks again. So I go to the "marketplace" and guess what...no changes to the costs. I go back, put zero in the income amount. Yep, a big, fat $0. Guess what happened; "Based on the information provided, members of this household don't appear to be eligible for a premium tax credit or other savings on health insurance. But you can use the Health Insurance Marketplace to shop for a health plan at full price." Now how does a 24 year-old man, non-smoker, who goes on the website and says he has no income (which might be true of a college student) not qualify for a discount or any sort of benefit other than "go ahead and pay full price?" So I go back, change the info to say I'm a hypothetical 74 year-old man,and make 22,000 per year, and guess what it says; Based on the information you provided, it looks like your household qualifies for a premium tax credit of $953 per monthA premium tax credit is how much you can save on your premium each month. It's not the amount of your premium itself. When you view plans, the premiums will be reduced by this amount. So I go to the "marketplace" and what's the first plan I see? $0 per month but a $7500 deductible. What? No way is that good. I go forward to the first plan with a monthly payment and there it is...$197 per month and a $750 deductible. The plan my son should have, but no. Obamacare is based on putting the cost on the backs of the young. Or on their parents. At one point the "individual mandate" meant people were fined or taxed if they didn't pay their tribute to O-care. The republicans removed that, and what happened? The democrats shit all over them. Obamacare is a scam. It's made everything more expensive and and made insurance companies wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. It's a failure. Want proof? In Florida, the democrat for governor is running on the platform that he'll increase medicare by 750,000. Yep, he wants more of a welfare state than Obama made the country. There's also a Medicare-for-all bill from Sen. Bernie Sanders (thought up as he drove around in his $200,000 car), a Medicare buy-in bill from Sens. Tim Kaine and Michael Bennet, a Medicare buy-in bill from Sen. Brian Schatz, a Medicare "extra" proposal from the Center for American Progress (people strongly allies with all things Clintonian), and a number of other measures aimed at making Medicare the cure-all for the failures of the incredibly misnamed "Affordable Care Act. I heard a statistic on the radio the other day that the government spends $200,000 in overhead for every person enrolled in the program. That's ludicrous. It's waste, fraud, and abuse in epic, monumental, no-word-is-adequate proportions. Democrats don't believe they will ever run out of other people's money. But we had to "pass it to know what was in it"  Moron. Pelosi should jump off a bridge.

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