Obamacare Abandons Out of Pocket Caps
Obamacare keeps getting better and better.
First it was the unions and large donor corporations getting exemptions from the law by Presidential fiat.
Then, the President, by Presidential fiat, decided that he wasn’t going to enforce the employer mandate.
Then he decided that he was going to waive eligibility requirements for Federal subsidies, relying on people to be honest.
Does all the waste and fraud after Katrina and Sandy mean anything? Apparently not.
Then Congress started whining about being treated like the peasants they rule over, err, govern.
Now, the President has decided that he is going to push back the cap on out of pocket expenses. That’s your co-pays and deductibles.
While that will offer temporary relief in the premium department, when it is capped, premiums will be driven higher. That’s the way that insurance works. The larger your deductible, the lower your premium.
What amazes me is that people believe that the Democrats really give as big a shit about the middle class as Republicans do. Neither of them care about “regular people”, only about themselves which has been shown when they exempted themselves from Obamacare.
It’s good enough for thee, but not for me.
Of course, Kathleen Sebelius immediately went in front of the cameras and proclaimed this was not a bait and switch.
Whenever a government official comes out and says that this isn’t anything unusual, that there’s nothing to see here, you can bet your sweet bippy it’s something to pay attention to, and it is, in fact, a bait and switch.
“This is no longer a political debate; this is what we call the law,” Sebelius told a group that includes Democrats and Republicans, elected officials, political appointees and bureaucrats. “It was passed and signed three years ago. It was upheld by the Supreme Court a year ago. The president was re-elected. This is the law of the land.”
All true, but people misunderstand that just because a bill becomes law, that does not mean the debate is over, especially when the law is so poorly written. Look at the 19th Amendment. Was the debate over? No, it was later repealed. Health care lobbyists played a major role in the drafting of the legislation, and you just know that they knew what they were doing in snookering those idiots in Washington.
Government isn’t interested in protecting your rights or assisting you. They are interested in their own power. Forgive me, but they are nothing more than power hungry fucks, who act like douchebags and get away with it. Crooks, every one of them.
Has our great experiment failed? I think when the Founders created this government, they thought everyone would be honest, and keep the interests of the nation before anything else. They neglected to consider that power corrupts, and that self serving comes before teh needs of the nation.