Obamacare claims another victim
Last week commentator Michelle Malkin wrote a piece chronicling her personal saga with Obamacare. In it she describes that since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, her personal health-care plan has been canceled three times.
She says: “Once was a shock. Twice was an outrage. Thrice is a nightmare that won’t end.” Her first plan was canceled in 2013, then 2015, and now again, just a year later.
Malkin explains that she, as a self-employed small-business owner, is forced to purchase insurance on the individual market. The policies are “nosebleed expensive,” costing her $1,000 per month, while still forcing a ridiculously high deductible threshold on her of $6,000. In other words, she pays $12,000 a year for health insurance – not health care – just insurance, and then has to pay an additional $6,000 out of pocket before her insurance pays a dime. What a deal.
As the nightmare of Obamacare has become reality, many like Malkin will find it virtually impossible to even find an insurance plan, much less afford one. And remember – it’s not optional. Insurance is now mandatory in the land of the free.
Malkin then reminds us of what a scam Obamacare was from the start – which reminded me of an interview from last May.
Leftist Charlie Rose interviewed three Obama speechwriters on PBS in May of this year. During the 25 minute session, the four of them, Rose and the three writers, blubbered consistently about what a genius Obama is.
Toward the end of the love-fest was a passing comment regarding Obamacare. It only lasted a few seconds and would normally be given scant attention.
Writer Jon Lovett was telling Rose that the speeches he was most proud of were the serious ones. As he was saying this, writer Jon Favreau interrupted, saying: “Lovett wrote the line: ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep it.’”