Monday, December 2, 2013
Obamacare, a term which the President is now actively distancing himself from, causes the creation of classes of health care coverage that differ significantly from traditional health insurance policies. These plans include such things as mandated pre-existing coverage, mandated coverage for pregnancies, mandated coverage for birth control, mandated coverage for abortion services, and other one-size-fits-all items that insurers must offer. If you don't take one of these policies, you'll end up paying a tax at the end of the year. These non-Obamacare-mandated policies have been labeled "sub-standard" policies by the Administration in an attempt to indicate there's something wrong with them. Well....
I will probably never be pregnant. I will probably never need an abortion. Since I'm married and we've had all the children we're going to have and had that issue successfully taken care of, I'll not be needing birth control. BUT, the insurers cannot deduct these items from my premium calculations because they're mandated by the law. Thus, I'm paying for things I'll never need. In reality, I'm paying for someone else's premiums for these things. That's theft, and there's no way to spin it otherwise. I'm sorry, but I don't want to pay for your pregnancy-related coverage, but the government is making me!
Now. We've recently had a coverage problem in our family where a policy that was adequate for what we needed has now been canceled, and we're scrambling to find a replacement. IF we could get to the Obamacare site, the prices I've seen are higher than what we were paying, and contains things we don't need. We can get coverage from a policy that doesn't contain all these Obamacare-mandated items, but we'll have to pay the tax at the end of the year. Eventually, the government will force these companies from business by increasing the non-compliance tax at the end of the year, and we'll be forced into the Obamacare system anyway, which was the intent in the first place no matter what the liars in the White House have said.
ONLY the liberals/progressives could come up with a system where they declare an entire industry in crisis, then come up with a solution that is infinitely more complicated and inifitely worse than the existing system, while at the same time taking freedom away from every American. So, tell me, why don't we have the tar hot, the feathers ready, and the rail hoisted ready to plant tarred-and-feathered politicians onto on their way out of town?
We don't have sub-standard insurance policies. We have sub-standard men in place in Washington. We have a sub-standard Administration!