Affordable Care for the one percent not the way to go

Ever throw a party and no one came?

It seems 65 percent of those eligible for health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act are failing to claim them, according to a new study from researchers with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute.

Last year, 24 million people were eligible for Obama Care tax credits and only 8.4 million took them.  Researchers said many of those eligible were unaware of the benefits.  Really?  You mean to tell me more than 15 million missed the hoopla?

Maybe Nancy Pelosi should have carried a bigger gavel at the signing.

While those affected most by no insurance decided to ignore their windfall, those of us in the middle class got a nice surprise during our medical sign up period.

My deductible for prescription medicine doubled which means more out of pocket dollars for me. My coverage is less and my deductibles are higher.  Thanks President Obama.  I’m not complaining because it’s good coverage but is taking a bigger chunk out of my disposable income for apparently no reason.

Theoretically, we live in a society where the majority rules but in reality we are governed by the exception to the majority led by the victim class.  My plan no longer covers as much of my prescription medicines but it does provide $75,000 for transgender surgery.

Last time I checked, more people require prescriptions for things like high blood pressure and gastrointestinal issues then people who want to change their sex. I have empathy for them but common sense dictates catering to the 99% of the people who want to keep their genitalia.  I guess in this case being in the one percent is not considered evil.

The researchers kept finding ways to explain the dilemma. They opined some may have bought insurance through the government but not applied for the tax credits.  They cited others who may not have known they were eligible for tax credits.  How about stating what everyone knows.

Most of the eligible patrons are illegal aliens too afraid to identify themselves in case Big Brother is waiting to deport them.  Obama Care is a terrible idea and most Americans are just now beginning to realize maybe some of our leaders should have read those thousands of pages of fined print.

Perhaps we need real leaders who will do their job.

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About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 25 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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5 Responses to Affordable Care for the one percent not the way to go

  1. Joanne says:

    I am still trying to find the folks that like the Affordable Healthcare Act. Everyone I speak with complains of the same thing…. costs have risen tremendously. Not only have premiums increased by at least 10%, deductibles have skyrocketed, co-pays and out-of-pockets have risen and coverage has decreased. Isn’t this just the opposite of what was promised?

  2. Frank Diana says:

    There has to be a better way – and technology ultimately solves this problem – but it may not happen in time to save the middle class in this country.

    • Is there any technology that exists today that can solve the issue or is it something that will eventually be created?

      • Frank Diana says:

        Science and technology eventually creates a state of wellness that eliminates the need for massive healthcare – but not likely before 2030. In the meantime, Robotics and artificial intelligence, and reducing healthcare tasks to a very granular level will reduce the need for the number of doctors we have today, enabling lower cost resources to handle many of those tasks

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