Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CNN Report: Affordable Care Act Unaffordable for Many Middle Class Families

Obama and the Dems can no longer hide behind Obama's perpetual campaign!

Whether it's the editorial boards listed below or stories from across the nation (1,2), people are waking up to what the Wall Street Journal called "a political con job." All the promises Obama made about the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) were one giant lie.

Even CNN got into the act with this report:

First, there's Christy Metzger, a part time teacher.

GRIFFIN: After a week of trying, finally figured out just what kind of insurance she could get under the Affordable Care Act, and for her, it seems unaffordable.

METZGER: And when I logged on I was like, "No, this is very bad." This is much higher than we were currently paying.

Next, a small businessman.

GRIFFIN: The results, no matter which way he goes, he will be paying much more.

JOSHUA STRICKLAND: What I found was that the plans made available were almost twice as expensive.

GRIFFIN: His renewal under his current plan will increase by 9.8% to a monthly cost of $540. His deductible will jump, too, actually doubling from 500 to a thousand dollars. Under the Affordable Care Act, he says, the most comparable plan for himself and his three children is much worse. He was quoted $838 a month, with a $1,000 deductible, and that is after taxpayers kick in a $150-per-month subsidy.

Finally, a 56 year old woman who only makes $24,000 a year:

GRIFFIN: She has chosen to have no health insurance. She currently needs health care, she goes to a hospital and pays the prorated cost for uninsured patients. "You must have been somewhat excited?"

HELEN CUMMINS: Oh, my God, I was so totally excited.

GRIFFIN: When she finally got through, signed up, and found out she would not qualify for a subsidy or Medicaid. She learned her cheapest option under the Affordable Care Act is between $357 and $387 a month with a $6,000 deductible. It's just too much, she says.

HELEN CUMMINS: I was hurt. I was truly hurt because of the fact that I was expecting better. I was really expecting better.
So many Americans who swallowed Obama's promises on health care and so much else now realize they have been conned, as the Wall Street Journal says. No wonder the Obama Administration deliberately delayed implementation of ObamaCare until after the 2012 election. As the New York Times reports:
Politics made things worse. To avoid giving ammunition to Republicans opposed to the project, the administration put off issuing several major rules until after last November’s elections.
We could all have been spared this train wreck if newspapers like the New York Times and others had done their job in 2012 instead of waiting a year. So, now we are stuck with an incompetent and corrupt president who is ramming the worst health care law in history down the throat of the American people. Don't say we didn't warn you!

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