Imagine if your choice was g0 to jail for vagrancy or get a paid night at the Waldorf-Astoria?
That’s the scary scenario for ObamaCare, as you’re better off getting the fine.
Sadly, what you eventually get is not a night at a 5-star hotel, but you more scared than a guy trying to crap razor blades.
I speak from personal experience, as recently I found out that my monthly premiums would be over $1,000 with a $4,000 deductible. Guess what? I’ checking into the Waldorf and have opted to pay the fine.
Like millions of other Americans, I’m forced to roll the dice on health care, in hopes that the entire scam will be repealed and replaced with something that makes sense. As I’m sure many of you have found out, we simply cannot afford it.
As Opposing View reports,
Under the President Barack Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, anyone remaining uninsured will face a tax penalty of $700 or more. But for millions of people around the country who face the alternative of high insurance premiums, the penalty is a preferred alternative.
“In my experience, the penalty has not been large enough to motivate people to sign up for insurance,” Christine Speidel, a tax lawyer with Vermont Legal Aid, told The New York Times. She added that those who cannot afford to purchase insurance through the exchanges, even with subsidies, “grudgingly take the penalty.”
A meager $700 versus the over $1000 a month bill I just got hit with? That’s less than one month’s penance. Moreover, according to the IRS, those who opt out fair even better.
The IRS states that, for 2014, 8.1 million tax returns included penalties for no insurance. Preliminary data for 2015 shows that some 5.6 million returns contained penalties at an average of $442.
Now we’re talking! I just saved another $258 over the $700 penalty. I may visit the spa at the Waldorf.
For the first time since the unconstitutionally forced mandate of ObamaCare was enacted, the legislation faces serious opposition.
As FOX News reported,
When Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey announced recently that it’s $46 million in debt and shutting down, it became the 17th failed ObamaCare co-op since the Affordable Care Act launched three years ago.
Those failures – just six of the original 23 co-ops remain – have left hundreds of thousands of people scrambling for coverage.
Meanwhile, insurers claiming big losses are leaving some state exchanges — including Indiana University Health Plans, whose exit is expected to result in 27,000 Indiana residents losing ObamaCare plans in 2017. And companies still operating in the federal and state exchanges are raising premiums for next year.
Together, the developments are posing new challenges for Americans seeking affordable coverage, and show the highly touted overhaul of the country’s health care system is in some cases not yielding the savings President Obama once promised.
Horror stories appear countrywide as people have to decide between mortgages or ObamaCare. I don’t know if that’s true, but for me it kind of is. Remember that scare tactic the Left used to pass ObamaCare? They said (old) people had to decided between buying groceries or having health insurance.
Moreover, the legislation has accomplished exactly opposite of what was promise, yet exactly what Conservatives expected: devastating consequences, and not just for consumers.
This un-affordable affordable act kills jobs, at least real ones. Obama believes in bureaucracy, so for him, ObamaCare has given government a boom. However in the real economy, ObamaCare has employers screaming like a victim of a carjacking.
Companies have restructured to combat ObamaCare, not to embrace it. You’d think that would have been clue enough for the Leftist to leave things as they are, and focus on better reforms to healthcare.
And like Medicare, the premiums go up, while the services goes down. Try to find doctors who gladly accept Medicare, Medicaid or ObamaCare has become as rare as a white MVP in the NBA.
The death of ObamaCare is long overdue. Surely somebody is willing to euthanize ObamaCare, as that is part of the package, is it not.