Oct 282016
 

So I’ve been hearing lately that “Uh oh, it looks like your average Obamacare customer will see their premiums go up by about 25%.” So imagine my joy upon reading the letter that arrived today alerting me to the fact that not only am I *not* average, I’m special. Super-duper special. My premiums aren’t going up by 25%. They’re going up by 63%. Of course, this being Obamacare, the government (i.e. taxpayers) pay a portion of it. So huzzah! However, the taxpayer will be paying a lower percentage of my monthly premium. So while my premium is going up by 63%, my actual payment is going up by 113% (yes, slightly more than doubling).

I imagine a whole lot of other people are going to be getting similar “Surprise! You’re boned!” letters in the next few days. Since the majority of these people will be poor to relatively poor, this would seem to bite directly into the portion of the electorate  that thought most highly of Obama and Obamacare. You know, the people most likely to vote for Hillary. Having the Hillary voters suddenly getting socked with impressive new bills just *days* before the election? Might not be the best thing for the Hillary campaign. But so long as nothing else goes wrong for her, I imagine she’ll be fine…

But on the other hand, there are a whole lot of people who are just plain stupid and don’t understand what’s going on:

So I guess I better start selling off some stuff…

 Posted by at 7:21 pm
  • se jones

    I’m looking into something like this: http://www.libertydirect.org/
    My primary doctor is one of their providers and he’d sort of vouch for me to join. My doc and his partners in Liberty are serious Conservative-Libertarians (conservatarians?), a group that contains you and me I would say.

    You have to be able to go a year without anything more than basic office visits, then it kicks in. You also must meet certain physical requirements, like weight and minimum fitness level.
    I figure during the buy-in probation period I’d spring for the cheapest Obama care catastrophic plan.

    This is the wave of the future, most of the public on crappy government “single payer” and people who can afford it joining these quasi private health groups. And liberals reading this in internet land: don’t kid yourself, this is more-or-less how it already is in those Northern European socialist paradises always held up as examples.

    • Theresajmitchell2

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    • publiusr

      Thing is, I don’t see those premiums going down even if ACA is nixed. Lots of HMO horror stories too. With an older populace–there is no cheap way out. ACA is the worst of both worlds, public and private..

      • sferrin

        “Thing is, I don’t see those premiums going down even if ACA is nixed.”

        Allow competition across state lines. Right now you have a bunch of mini monopolies.

    • Peter Hanely

      Is that even legal under the Abominable Crime Act?

      • se jones

        Yeah, at least here in Colorado. Of course that’s subject to change if our “Colorado Care” state managed alternative to Ocare passes next month. That might not be so bad, there’s something in the water here (no Coors jokes please) that makes our state government stunningly well run regardless of which party takes the governor’s post. Please don’t consider moving here – we’re full, thank you.

        • sferrin

          You have nothing to fear. We’d rather stay here. Now I’m gonna go shoot my .50 BMG. – Utah

  • Bob

    I was paying $100 per month with a $10,000 deductible before the Unaffordable Care Act went into effect. After the Unaffordable Care Act I am paying $722 per month with a $15,000 deductible. Next year it will probably be $1000 per month.

    • sferrin

      That’s insane. Jesus, I hate that douche nozzle in DC. I don’t even use Obamacare but my taxes continue to go up to support that monstrosity.

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  • Brianna

    I remember thinking, “That won’t last,” a couple years back when you said on one of your earlier posts that Obamacare actually did turn out to be a deal for you. Though of course, you knew that at the time too.