No good deed goes unpunished for Obama supporters on Obamacare.
When Obamacare was deemed passed back in 2009, I was not happy, but as the old saying goes, to the victor goes the spoils. Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate along with the the White House. The GOP was helpless to stop anything, even if they really wanted to. The main piece of behind closed doors legislation was Obamacare. I've been reading about and hearing the absolute horror stories of the damming impact this now law is having on individuals and businesses. To those who knew how bad to was going to be, I truly feel bad for families having to deal with the train wreck. For as foul as Obamacare is, I have to say I am in some ways smiling over it. Obamacare was Obama's signature legacy legislation. This is his baby, and this baby is crapping over all the place, and many people are holding their nose. Obamacare will mark his legacy as a collasoal failure, that's not even counting the slowest recovery in history coming out of a recession, sky high gas prices, the projected ten trillion in debt on his watch by the time he leaves off etc. Obamacare is just the icing on the cake. I'm also glad to see the people who voted for Obama and supported Obamacare finally getting what was coming to them. Obama supporters can't believe what has happened to their healthcare coverage over the pat few weeks. Either their premiums and deductables have skyrocketed beyond affordability or their plan has been dropped all together. Why do you think Obama's most political connected friends received waiver for Obamacare in the first place? If this pile of stinking garbage was so good, they wouldn't need a waiver or exemption. Anyways, I took great delight in reading a letter from one the diarists Tirge Caps of the ultra left website the "The Daily Kos". Apparently he received a letter from his health insurance company Kaiser about some (changes) to his family plan due to Obama care. He didn't seem very pleased about the changes. Wasn't Obama's slogan "Hope & Change"?
"My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who don't go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe.
I am canceling insurance for us and I am not paying any fucking penalty. What the hell kind of reform is this?
Oh, ok, if we qualify, we can get some government assistance. Great. So now I have to jump through another hoop to just chisel some of this off. And we don't qualify, anyway, so what's the point?
I never felt too good about how this was passed and what it entailed, but I figured if it saved Americans money, I could go along with it.
I don't know what to think now. This appears, in my experience, to not be a reform for the people.
What am I missing?
I realize I will probably get screamed at for posting this, but I can't imagine I am the only Californian who just received a rate increase from Kaiser based on these new laws.
UPDATE: Updated the title per some requests. I appreciate all the helpful comments. I am now on baby duty but will go through these later for more information. I can't keep up with all the comments right now.
I really do appreciate the helpful comments. Peace all. Peace out."
I don't know why his fellow libs would attack him, because more then likely they are experiencing the same joys of Obamacare as he is. Then again, some people just have a hard time admitting they made a mistake. It's funny. Progressives had this grand illusion that their benevolent Democratic representatives created a health care bill that was going to be far and away better then the way the system was before. It just had to be good for consumers, because the GOP was shut out of the drafting process of Obamacare. Tirge isn't alone, may Obaaphiles are getting notices from their insurance companies and are saying, WHAT THE HELL! It's change you can believe in but just can't afford it. It's so funny that Obamacare is called the "Affordable" Care Act, when it's anything but.