Quote: Originally Posted by Omicron
I don't know. I have ties to the US, and all I hear is well-off people freaking how their premiums trippled.
I have a selfish hateful cousin down there, and his rant is about how he's being asked to pay extra premiums for people who cannot be refused and who cannot afford it.
His premiums jumped from something in the three-hundred range to seven hundred per month.
Whatever they're doing down there, it's nothing like the rest of the industrial democracies.
It's because before Obamacare, everyone who needed health services got them. That is the big joke. If you didn't have insurance, no money - you still could get treated. Now because Obamacare is "FREE", everyone is going to be showing up at doctors for the most trivial of reasons - they will overload the system. Nothing like a new government program to bring people out to take advantage of the FREE STUFF. Doctors offices will be clogged with people suffering from hang nails and the like. The docs are not going to get paid much for their services from those on Obamacare.
By the way, I went to sign up for Obamacare to see what the costs would be. I plugged in various numbers to see what requirements were for Medicaid or the Insurance Exchange. Here is one of the options that came up. FAmily of 5, making less than 87 thousand a year is NOT eligible for an Insurance Exchange (supposedly low premium Obamacare), but that family of 5 could go on Medicaid!!!!! I'm telling you "poor" in America has a new definition. Welfare for a family making 87k! That is outrageous!
Everyone will forget about the governement shutdown in another few weeks. This Obamacare is a disaster and there will be a revolt. The "poor" Americans have to get through our holidays - you know we have to buy that new Apple Ipad and Iphone, get the goose for Christmas, maybe buy a new car, collect our Medicaid services and then we revolt after January 1.