I like my healthcare plan.
But I can’t keep it. Period.
I remember the process well…
My beautiful wife Michele and I sat down with an insurance agent several years ago, poured over all kinds of different options regarding cost, coverage, deductibles, etc. from several different insurance companies, asked lots of questions, did lots of thinking and finally decided on a healthcare plan we liked.
We’ve been very happy with that decision ever since, and haven’t even had to waste 30 seconds thinking about it, since it renewed automatically every year. We also had zero fear that Blue Cross/Blue Shield would ever cancel it and make us go through the whole agonizing “choosing a healthcare plan” process again.
And then along came Obamacare.
And along with it, this letter (click to enlarge):
Now, I’m no healthcare expert. But when I read that our new “Option 1” would be “most similar in benefits to what you have today,” and would cost us 63% more than what we’re paying now, something tells me that I’ve been had.
*NOTE: We also have “Option 2” where our deductible would rise by 43%, and our cost would go up by 9% as well. Not too bad – as long as we never need to use it, I guess.
Our President repeatedly insisted that his signature piece of legislation would be all things to all people – that it would result in better insurance, for more people, at lower costs. And because it was our President making all of those outrageous claims, I believed them.
Wow. Was I an idiot.
After all, the guy’s a politician – and a brilliant one, at that. That means that virtually everything he says and does serves one person and one person only: himself. In this case, he duped millions of Americans into paying higher insurance costs in order to subsidize coverage for others.
A noble cause – but one this nation can ill afford (no pun intended) while still mired in the worst economic “recovery” in our history, still owing China (of all countries!) trillions upon trillions of dollars.
Shouldn’t we as Americans be able to choose whether or not we want to support this “noble cause” – and not simply be lied to and railroaded into it under false pretenses?
Our fearless leader lied about what Obamacare would really do, jammed it into law, single-handedly changed it in many fundamental ways (including opting his cronies out of having to participate in it) and then rolled it out via an embarrassingly dysfunctional and overpriced website. The entire fiasco has become an historically outrageous example of the mindset that “the end justifies the means.”
When Obama was first elected, I wrote this email pointing out how bad his “wealth redistribution” policies would be for small business owners.
What I didn’t foresee was that he would lie so easily and often about his true intentions, thereby jeopardizing his legacy and creating tens of millions of enemies – including many former supporters who are finally seeing him for who he really is.
In case you need a refresher of all those lies over the years, or just want a few minutes of morbid entertainment:
I now need to go through the entire painstaking “choosing an insurance plan” process all over again, and will likely be paying significantly more to boot – both in our monthly premium and annual deductible.
In other words…
I liked my healthcare plan, but I can’t keep it. Period.
How about you? Are you one of the millions of small business owners who is also a victim of our President’s grand wealth redistribution plan?
If so, how does that make you feel?