I am worried that perhaps I’m becoming jaded. My first reaction upon hearing that this poor lady in Colorado who lost her health insurance coverage because of Obamacare, was to shake my head and chuckle. The reason I wanted to laugh was that she was apparently a big supporter of Obamacare and she was surprised to lose her insurance. Evidently she didn’t pay any attention to the warnings being trumpeted by conservatives all around the country who kept saying that the math just doesn’t work.
“I was really shocked … all of my hopes were sort of dashed,” Wagner said. “’Oh my gosh President Obama, this is not what we hoped for, it’s not what we were told.’ “
She was shocked further to learn that for the same coverage she would pay 35 percent more and have a higher deductible.
“Our premium for next year is going up to over $1,000 a month for two of us and we’re two fairly healthy individuals,” Wagner said.
“The whole plan was to get everyone enrolled so there’s a larger risk pool and our costs go down,” she said. “Wow, not at all what we’re seeing.”
While this poor woman’s anger is certainly understandable, the whole situation is really an outgrowth of this new culture of entitlement among the average American citizen. Her last point really sums up the whole problem. “The whole plan was to get everyone enrolled so there’s a larger risk pool and our costs go down.” She is completely willing to force other Americans to buy healthcare simply so that her prices may be lower. As a supporter of Obamacare, she is willing to force other people to buy healthcare so that everyone can be covered, but when it’s her that faces the higher costs to get that done, she gets upset.
It’s wholly Un-American to force others to pay for something they may not want. That’s European socialism, not American liberty.
It’s nice to see some of the same people who voted for this tyrant and his system getting burned by their support.
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