What’s Not To Love?
Not everyone has the same sucky view of
Obamacare the Affordable Care Act. People who aren’t really paying for their health insurance, for example, LOVE it. People like Sue Spanke (SYWM).
Spanke, a self-employed artist in her 50s, is paying $350 a month for a Blue Cross policy with a $5,000 deductible. She got a letter from Blue Cross that said the policy was being canceled and a similar ACA-compliant policy would cost her $500 a month.
After she got mad, Spanke eventually called the state auditor’s office, which told her she qualified for a federal subsidy to help pay for a new policy, because her income is relatively low, and that she should talk to an insurance agent.
Spanke said she hadn’t tried the ACA’s new online marketplace, http://www.healthcare.gov, because she doesn’t like using the Internet and had read about the site’s ongoing problems. But her insurance agent did the work for her and determined she could get a policy, after subsides, for a mere $30 to $40 a month — and with a deductible of only $500.
“I went from a horrible policy that didn’t cover anything, that was breaking me, to the best policy at the best price I’ve had since I was in my 20s,” she said.
She was MAD, but then … health insurance for $30 or $40 dollars a month? So now she LOVES Obamacare. Shit for free, that’s what that is.
Now, if only we can get all those people who’s premiums and deductibles and doubled and tripled to love it as well …
So, if you are one of those racist h8ters who are still criticizing Obamacare … that’s simply because you’re a loser.
No doubt there will be some Obamacare losers—most of them healthy, wealthy people who will have to pay a bit more. And there will be plenty of libertarian critics who will denounce the perceived paternalism of the situation. But there is no shortage of winners.
There are winners. And there are losers.
Suck it up.