On Thursday, the government’s official Obamacare Facebook page was riddled with people expressing sticker shock over the government’s high cost premiums after struggling for hours to wade through the technical failures vexing Obamacare exchanges all across the country.
“I am so disappointed,” wrote one woman. “These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles. No one can afford this!” The comment received 169 “likes.”
“There is NO WAY I can afford it,” said one commenter after using the Kaiser Subsidy Calculator. “Heck right now I couldn’t afford an extra 10$ [sic] a month…and oh apparently I make to [sic] much at 8.55/hour to get subsidies.”
Another person shared a link found on the federal government’s main Obamacare page listing premium estimates for small business employers:
The information is not very complete as I don’t see anything about deductible or other detailed info, but it does given an actual price as to the “Premium.” It is VERY SCARY!! For example, my insurance plan right now for my spouse and I costs $545 a month with 100% coverage after my $2500 deductible. We are both 32 years old. When I looked at this site for 80% coverage it says it will be $954.78 a month!!!! So compare my old Plan: 100% coverage for $545 a month To New Plan: 80% Coverage for $945 a month. This is only only an estimate but it is VERY Scary for me to see this kind of increase in rates and reduction in benefits!
A single mother of two said she is in school and working full-time while living “75% below the poverty level.” She said she was shocked to learn she did not qualify for a healthcare subsidy. “Are you F’ing kidding me????” she wrote on the government’s Obamacare Facebook page. “Where the HELL am I supposed to get $3,000 more a year to pay for this ‘bronze’ health insurance plan!?!??? And I DO NOT EVEN WANT INSURANCE to begin with!! This is frightening,” she wrote.
Amid scores of comments expressing frustration with technical failures, one woman said she is “just amazed you could even get to the point of seeing pricing” and that she had been trying to access the system for three days to no avail.
Obamacare sticker shock will not affect millions of low-income Americans; a New York Times analysis published on Wednesday found that Obamacare “will leave out two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance, the very kinds of people that the program was intended to help.”
Obamacare will cost taxpayers an estimated $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years.
The $2.6 trillion is utter fantasy. It will exceed that in less than 5 years.
Right now, there is no more toxic issue in the US than Zerocare. Repubs need to get away from it.
Here’s what we absolutely know. Our working poor can not afford Zerocare. They simply don’t have the money. Let the IRS go after 50 million fellow citizens. I’ll stand with them and for them. Everyone else should, too. These are fellow Americans who are, in fact, being criminalized for the horrid crime of being too poor to afford government usurpation of our individual freedoms.
People. If we play this right, this is the end game! Let the American people see what Dems do to them! If Repubs walk away, Zerocare won’t last past a year. It will collapse under the weight of public outrage and the weight of itself.
Think about it. Dems will be exposed as the big government, totalitarian leftist clowns that they are. Government will be shown as inadequate and incapable of solving our problems. The continuous attacks on our poor will be exposed! The burdensome weight of an ever expanding bureaucracy will be shown for what it is!
This is victory for the American people! This is the path back to a constitutionally limited government! This is the path back to fiscal sanity! This is the path back to the greatness of America!!!!
Leftards will be hoist with their own petards!!!! The cost? Just a few months of misery compared to the eternal and constant attacks on liberty and freedom by the lunatics. This is the path to ending IRS intrusion into our lives. This is the path to limiting NSA to what it is suppose to be! This is the path to victory!!!
But, if Repubs continue to fight Zerocare, it is very likely they will receive blame for its failure. Walk away, say you did your best, and you did, and then constantly remind the public of who did this.
Do it, and do it now!!!! Strike while the iron is hot!!!! Turn these chains into a forged sword for Justice and Freedom!!!!