November 25, 2013

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This article got a lot of play over the weekend for good cause: "Seething at a President I helped elect."

Seething.

The whole thing is a schadenfreude sundae with whipped cream and a cherry on top, but I loved one segment more devoutly than the rest:

Over the years we've held on to our coverage by letting our co-pay and deductible rise and our covered procedures fall. You may be aware that the three-tiered state exchange policies are labeled Gold, Silver, and Bronze, reflecting their price and level of coverage. If our policy still existed it would fall into the column of Wood.

But Wood we had--and Wood we liked.


What? Thou darest elevate thine own choices over thy Lord's? ObamaCare is just another rung in the progressive ladder. The job you offer doesn't pay the minimum wage? It's illegal. Your hair-braider lacks a State Cosmetology license? You cannot pay her. Your health care plan that you like? You can't keep it.

Instructive -- in case anybody is paying attention.

UPDATE: Larry Elder: Rep Pelosi (Clueless - CA) never "met anybody who liked his or her plan."

ACA Horror Story of the Day Posted by John Kranz at November 25, 2013 10:51 AM

One thing that I don't think anybody has written about nearly enough lately is that part of the reason that people like Barcott have had to let out of pocket costs rise to keep premiums down over the past few years is because some of the PPACA mandates have already taken effect and have forced insurers to either raise rates or eat losses. If Barcott had been paying attention at all, he would have known that before he voted to reelect the people who foisted this debacle on us.

Posted by: AndyN at November 25, 2013 1:23 PM

Raise rates? Eat losses? Insurers are the most obseenly profitable Megacorporations on earth! Let their billionaire executives take a pay cut! How much of a genius does it take to increase shareholder value buy gouging honest, hard working Americans?

Posted by: johngalt at November 25, 2013 5:20 PM

Wait, I thought that gun manufacturers were the most obscenely profitable Megacorporations on earth. Or was that oil companies? Or pharmaceuticals? Or Koch Industries? Or do the Koch brothers own a insurancegunoilpharma company?

Too many talking points... can't keep up...

Posted by: AndyN at November 26, 2013 10:30 AM | What do you think? [3]