Prior to ObamaCare being passed by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court, opponents of the healthcare legislation predicted that costs would rise significantly for most people, that doctors would resign, that patients’ regular doctors would not be as available as before, and that wait times to see doctors would increase.
But even the most vocal about their beliefs did not predict that it would happen this quickly. Most of them were giving ObamaCare at least a year or two before it became the train wreck so many were expecting. But let’s give ObamaCare some credit…it is reaching those “goals” much more quickly than anticipated.
A survey by the Washington Examiner shows that ObamaCare applicants are seeing their rates doubled and tripled, and are finding that their favorite doctors are unavailable. In addition, they’re learning that prestigious hospitals offering specialized care are off-limits to them.
Many healthcare providers want nothing to do with the exchanges that ObamaCare has set up – including United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna and Coventry – while others such as Blue Cross Blue Shield are staying in but are narrowing their networks to exclude many doctors and elite hospitals. And if that isn’t bad enough, policy prices are skyrocketing.
Who are some of the people getting hit the hardest by price increases? I’m sure it won’t surprise you to learn that the answer is married couples, according to Fox News. This should have been expected from an administration that has repeatedly proven itself to be anti-family.In our liberal government’s never-ending quest for the re-distribution of wealth and the destruction of the traditional family, married couples could now be paying an average of $10,000 more per year for healthcare insurance than their unmarried counterparts, as a result of the way the ObamaCare subsidies are calculated.
The system is set up to benefit couples living together without being married. Here’s how. Individuals can earn up to $45,960 and still qualify for thousands of dollars in subsidies, but married couples can’t qualify if they together make more than $62,040. In other words, an unmarried couple living together can still qualify for subsidies if they earn approximately $90,000 total (assuming neither makes more than $45,960), but married couples can’t qualify even though they are making nearly $30,000 less.
Isn’t it funny that an unmarried couple is more likely to vote for a Democrat for president than a married couple is? Must be a coincidence.
What has been your experience with ObamaCare? I’d love to know, and so would our readers.