Obamacare: Scam That Screws the Poor
Remember the backlash when Darden Restaurants said it was going to scale back hours so they would not be responsible, under the Affordable Care Act, for providing their employees insurance coverage?
How about Papa John’s?
How about the Regal Entertainment Group (Regal Cinemas)?
Remember all the wailing and gnashing of teeth over how greedy these corporations were being?
Where was the backlash when McDonald’s Corporation asked for, and received an exemption from Obamacare?
Where is the backlash for the Universities who are cutting the hours of adjunct professors so the university doesn’t have to carry coverage on them.
Now, local governments are following suit. They are beginning to either lay off employees or cut their hours just so they don’t have to carry coverage for them, because these governments say they can’t afford to do it under Obamacare.
That’s teachers and school administrators. Firefighters and police.
People constantly bitch that the education system has failed, then they toss this in, that they may have to start laying off teachers. The children will be the biggest losers out of all of this.
I’ve said it before, this is not about making sure that we all have insurance. This is about covering the illegal aliens, and forcing all of us into the insurance pool, the young who hardly use subsidizing the elderly who use it constantly.
Seriously, when was the last time you heard of a twenty-something falling and breaking a hip?
In the end, though, it’s the poor who are going to get screwed.
Insurance works on the idea that if you have a low deductible, you have a higher premium. Fewer out of pocket costs on your end results in higher front end premiums you have to pay. The higher the deductible, the lower the premiums.
While it’s a logical setup, it’s one designed to screw those who can afford it least.
Let’s say you agree to have a $3000 deductible on on your insurance. You pay your premiums, and then you are hospitalized.
But wait, your bronze coverage doesn’t cover hospital stays.
You are stuck with the entire bill.
Those who can afford to absorb the cost of their healthcare pay the most, but they also get the most benefit and lower out of pocket costs.
Meanwhile, the rest of us are left to struggle.
Congress is starting to lose staffers and some members of Congress are contemplating retirement so they don’t get stuck with Obamacare.
Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.), is saying that “this is simply not fair” – as key staff members head for the exits to avoid Obamacare.
For the record, Representative Larson voted for this law that is “simply not fair”.
It’s not fair that the ruling elite are forced to walk in the shoes of the peasants.
I know I’ve written this ad nauseam, but it needs to be said over and over again.
Congress wants us to live with it, but they don’t want it for themselves or their staffers. Harry Reid has said that it’s broken and needs to be fixed.
Why did you pass something that’s broken? Attempting to tweak it will only make it worse than it already is.
This is what happens when you get a room full of people who can’t, or won’t think for themselves, won’t read the bills put before them, and who vote strictly along party lines.
Congress has fucked us once again, and will continue to fuck us until we vote the 97% of fools who are reelected every two years, and put a stop to this two party nonsense.