Health insurers to customers: If you like your plan, you can keep … nah, you're screwed

What was that President Obama promised about the Affordable Care Act? If you like your health care plan, you can keep it?

If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.

Or as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D.-Calif., helpfully explained, “Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.

During the 2008 campaign, PolitiFact rated Obama’s claim total swoon, and later dialed it down to half awesome sauce.

The president signed the bill and now insurers are letting consumers know what’s in it.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield sent a letter telling customers that plans which don’t meet Obamacare’s requirements will be discontinued in 2014.

Changes from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA) continue to take effect in 2014. To meet the requirements of the new laws, your current plan can no longer be continued beyond your 2014 renewal date.

Shorter Anthem: Buh-bye, PPO. Hello, HMO.

While we are not going to be selling new individual PPO plans, you will have the option to purchase a new HMO plan through our subsidiary company….

Customers can move to an HMO plan or — surprise! — buy insurance through the Obamacare exchanges set to roll out in October.

Bingo.

Twitchy founder/CEO Michelle Malkin is hardly the only one who won’t be able to keep her plan.

The full tweet via TwitLonger:

Well it’s starting. Just got a letter from Anthem Blue Cross telling me that I’m losing my current health plan in favor of an ACA ‘Compliant’ plan. Compliant? WTF? @michellemalkin @AlanColmes @gretawire@RichardGrenell

The full tweet via TwitLonger:

I received a letter from Anthem Blue Cross canceling my current plan by 1/1/14. The letter asks me to continue paying to keep my coverage. When I asked if the new ‘compliant’ plans will be more expensive, the answer was “Most Likely”. RT @BenHowe: I had insurance for years. Now I don’t because the premiums have become out of reach since I’m self-employed. #ThingsArentBetter

Your current doctor may not be in your HMO’s network, but, hey, at least you’ll be in a plan that’s Obamacare-compliant!

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets. 

  • Jake Wilde

    Ours has went up almost 250% in the last 5 years and they just changed plans to raise deductibles. Thanks libs! I can afford nice health insurance but a lot of people have been doomed by you guys to have crap healthcare.

    • 0bamasnought

      Regence of Washington is raising mine $500 a month, plus higher deductibles.

      • TocksNedlog

        Yeah but, Obamacare is gonna cap how high those deductibles can be, so it’s all good.
        [If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It, NOW With Higher Deductibles!]

        • Terry

          I asked for a 20k deductible to try to keep premiums at $100/month and was told ACA won’t allow. $6k was as high as I could get.

          • nc

            Control freaks!

          • Bryn Watkins

            Why would you go there, given that you can buy insurance when you need it?

          • Elaine

            I hope everyone does that! By the way, these idiots who are so anxious to get socialized medicine better be very young and healthy or VERY RICH, if they want care. Here’s Canada! He tried to warn us 4 years ago during the debate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2jijuj1ysw

          • Terry

            Self-employed, customers require proof of insurance. Can’t get worker’s comp because no employees, so have to buy regular health insurance.

      • cloey

        We have Regence too. 63% increase, higher deductible, less providers. We really don’t get covered for ANYTHING.

        • 0bamasnought

          Did you notice that they no longer combine in network with out of network deductibles?
          Yeah, I get too pay more.
          Sure has been quite today, nobody ragging my butt about “spreading lies” about ZedCare.
          I guess they got their notices also.

      • Kimihiro Watanuki

        Ouch, mine only went up 100.00 in SC. I’m sure mine will catch up with yours soon enough. *sigh* dumb libs.

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      Mine, too, two weeks ago. I was so hacked off I called my congress critters and chewed them out. At least two (Tim Scott, Gowdy) were on the right side, don’t know about Graham. So frustrating.

      • Joanne Styslinger

        don’t count on graham. he is a progressive republican. been too long hob nobbing with that other old geezer mccain. time for Graham to be put out to pasture come 2014.

      • c2

        Graham is now on the Defund Train.

        • Kimihiro Watanuki

          I hope he stays there.

  • Mama Bear

    I’d rather DIE than take Obamacare. Obamacare is nothing but death panels and rationed health care anyway, so I’d be dead no matter what. Why pain myself going through with his “healthcare”?

    • http://scienceshift.com/ Holly Martin

      The WORST part of it is your total loss of privacy–both financial and medical. Oh, and the REQUIRED RFID chips to be implanted in everyone’s hands. Not making this up!

      • TocksNedlog

        What, somebody else made it up?

      • Guest

        Ah, paranoia.

        • Unicorns and Rainbows

          What fuels a libs racism.

        • TocksNedlog

          Your old friend.

        • conservativechick

          Right and my twitter account was suspended for tweeting to Reps respectfully requesting they vote for defunding Obamacare. I even said Thank you at the end. NO OPPOSITION will be tolerated, but we’re paranoid?

          • conservativechick

            HAHA Troll is quick on the draw. That’s when you know you are right! Thanks again.

          • conservativechick

            BTW TROLL>> you voted that down but it’s happening everywhere. Free speech is under attack, especially OPPOSITION SPEECH! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBSodYYlYu0&feature=share

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          It’s not paranoia when it’s actually happening.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2Sk

        • tedlv

          Obamacare gives the government access to your bank account. No paranoia there, just honesty.

        • ObamaFail

          Fact you gutless coward. You aren’t even man enough to use an actual account so we know who you are.

      • conservativechick

        With the corrupt criminals at the IRS in charge. That’s comforting.

        • conservativechick

          Wow we seem to have resident TROLL. You know this is bad for Obamacare when they send out the goons! They hate FACTS!

          • ObamaFail

            Notice how they are only downvoting and not responding? They can’t defend this, so they are just downvoting then running away to high five themselves. They’ll see though, once they lose their coverage.

          • 0bamasnought

            They are people who have been blocked from trolling the site.
            They can’t post, but Disqus allows them to down vote.
            Just go to a lefty site, and down vote.

          • Elaine

            Hey Trolls….waving at you, in case you’re from NSA! :)

      • Zathras11 @B5
        • Ronald Green

          You’re actually quoting Snopes? Hhahahahahahahaaa

          • Elaine

            In the tank for liberals much? haha lLl the so called “fact check” sites are progressive, including Wikipedia. That’s why I use Conservapedia!

    • Unicorns and Rainbows

      Just do what EVERYBODY else is gonna do: Pay the fine since it’s much cheaper than the premiums would be. Then when you get sick, get insurance after the fact because you can’t be turned down. Trust me, ths is what EVERYONE who can’t afford this will do. And that’s gonna be a LOT of people.

      • pinkelephant22

        I had heard that after you’re fined for not having insurance, the federal govt automatically enrolls you in one of the plans. Not sure if that’s true or not, but if it is, I don’t know how premiums would be collected if someone refuses. Unless, of course, its via tax returns for an entire year’s premium and then wage garnishment. It wouldn’t be too surprising if that’s the case, at least eventually if this pile of crap isn’t repealed.

        • TocksNedlog

          There is NO provision for automatic enrollment. Although, don’t think they wouldn’t have tried to include it if they thought they could have gotten away with it. They’re saving that for Step 2 … Single Payer.

          • pinkelephant22

            On automatic enrollment thru employers, likely the stepping stone to automatic enrollment thru O’VomitCare: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/tr12-01.html

          • Unicorns and Rainbows

            That refers to Employer Provided. Not individual. There is no auto enrollment for individual insurance. Yet.

          • conservativechick

            Or Employer provided. BO has delayed that one, too. It’s so screwed up.

          • Unicorns and Rainbows

            That’s only Employer Provided.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            We’re seeing that where I work – even the military vets that are covered via Tricare are having to be enrolled in company insurance. So they get to pay for Tricare *AND* ‘regular’ insurance.

          • conservativechick

            They got an extension, I think 1 year?

          • Shawn Smith

            Oh, you’re pretending we live in a country that has fixed laws. You see, in fact, we live in a country where the president and bureaucracy can add to or alter the laws at will.

            What do they call that? Oh yeah, tyranny.

          • TocksNedlog

            No argument here. Just sayin’ that they’re saving that one for later.

          • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

            Marxist Dictatorship into Totalitarianism.

        • Unicorns and Rainbows

          No. That doesn’t happen, but after the first year the fine per person starts to increase dramatically. I think it tops out at around $695 per adult per household. So when that happens, a husband and wife with no kids would have to pay a yearly fine of about $1400. The fines for kids are a little less I think. Look! I get a down vote for even providing information about the bill. Even libs don’t want to hear about what’s coming! LOL!

          • conservativechick

            So then where do you get actual health care for paying the “FINE”( that is not a tax, well, it is but they didn’t say that until the court hearing when it became a tax) if there is no one who will take the Gov’t plans? This totally SUCKS!

          • Unicorns and Rainbows

            Pay out of pocket. If something catastrophic happens, THEN get insurance. You can’t be turned down for pre-existing conditions.

          • conservativechick

            I decided we’ll just do like illegals and show up at the emergency room.

          • Unicorns and Rainbows

            Be a lot cheaper than this.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            I have been practicing the following sentence:

            “Estoy enfermo. Yo no hablo Inglés.”

          • CatHerder

            If I looked even slightly Asian, it would be “Wakarimasen, gomen nasai.”

          • mom_rox

            skip the “Yo” to sound more authentic.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Thanks for the tip…uh, I mean Gracias, Gringo!

          • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

            Don’t bring ID, give them a bogus name and address. You can’t be turned away.

          • $35038462

            I heard you will no longer be able to private pay. Not sure if just rumor.

          • TocksNedlog

            That’s between you and your health care provider.

          • Dingus

            still an ass load cheaper than obamacare

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        That’s what I’m advising my 26-year-old son to do. The letter I posted is his insurance, an affordable low-cost policy to cover catastrophic medical events. It does not “qualify” under Obamacare and will be replaced with much more expensive plans. He’s going to opt out.

        optout.org

        Spread it around!

    • b_truit

      Is it time yet?……

    • Lisa Wiese

      And according to most news sources, Lois Lerner, of the IRS tax scandel fame, is going to help run it, so conservatives are totally screwed! Tea Party, Conservatives, and Republicans, better get used to hearing the words “DENIED”

  • TocksNedlog

    I sure hope that NONE of these people complaining on Twitter actually voted for the guy; because, if they did … hey, you WON, get over it!

    • tops116

      50% of America got what they voted for, so if they wanna complain, they can kiss my ass… and pay my healthcare bill, as well.

      • nc

        Sorry, we’re still gonna pay theirs as long as this beast is alive.

      • TocksNedlog

        I’d rather make a deal where they don’t pay for my health care and I don’t pay for theirs.

        • conservativechick

          We used to have catastrophic only with a high deductible and a health savings account. That’s what WE wanted. Can’t keep it. Insurance cancelled due to Obamacare “mandates.”

          • TocksNedlog

            I hear ya. I had (past tense) an HSA, too.

  • arttie

    I’m on Medicare, I guess my letter of cancellation will come from my death panel.

    • tops116

      I’m sorry, but sending a letter of cancellation would be impossible. The budget for that was part of the $700 billion that Obama cut from Medicare to pay for a healthcare system that can’t function or be implemented in full after three years of prep time.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I hear they have some nice “camps” they’re going to send us to.

    • TocksNedlog

      Heh. “Letter of Cancellation.” Very apt.

  • QueenB

    So far, since the passing of Obamacare, my prescription coverage changed so that now I have to meet my freaking deductible before I can pay a co-pay for scrips. Then, I have to pay about $500 in copays before its covered in full. Awesome. I liked what I had before, weird I couldn’t keep it. And of course, my premiums have gone up twice. Sweet. But I thought my premiums wouldn’t go up? Weird again. It’s almost as if Obama was lying or something. Again, weird.

    • Sirenz911

      I just found out yesterday that I have to meet a deductible for my Rx. Never had one before.

    • News Reporter

      Has anyone seen the DEDUCTIBLES for ObamaCare? No one can find that information. You certainly receive monthly rate quotes, but not deductible information. Hmmmmm

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    Now we just need Obama to take over the oil and food/produce industry. Who wouldn’t want to pay $12.00 for a loaf of bread and $16.00 for a gallon of gas?

    • TocksNedlog

      The price of food already IS higher.
      Thank you, biofuels!

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        I know. The Fed constantly pumping money into the economy to falsely prop it up has caused massive inflation. My average grocery bill has gone from $25.00 to $40.00 over the last two years. And it’s gonna get a lot worse.

        • conservativechick

          Just wait. As soon as Obama is gone the inflation rate will go through the roof. At some point we’ll have to stop printing money.

          • Unicorns and Rainbows

            Of course. This is to stave off a depression until he’s out. Then all bets are off.

      • Guest

        Half right

      • leoangel

        it is. What used to be a budget of $600 for groceries a month has turned to $900… in a 2 year span.

    • Smokey Behr

      My lunch yesterday cost me about 20% more than it did the last time I ordered the same thing. Gasoline hasn’t been under $3.00 for over 500 straight days. Obama is tanking our economy on purpose.

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        Actually 1000 days.

  • $29520529

    Got a letter from Regence in Oregon, my kids plan will not be available, but I can buy a new plan at a higher deductible and twice the premium! Thanks Obama.

    • leoangel

      free healthcare for others = never free…. it comes out of someone’s pocket… funny, Obama and congress aren’t missing a dime.

  • tops116

    But if it’s any consolation, everyone, the people who passed Obamacare get to keep their health plans as is. Oh, did I say “consolation”? I meant, “something to beat them over the head with in ads next year.”

    Pay the fine, everyone, and then pass the popcorn. ‘Cause the next year of watching Democrats get destroyed by their own piece of legislation will be worth the price of that fine.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Gosh, no wonder the Obamas and Congress wanted to exempt themselves. Oh, was I not supposed to say that? Sorry, NSA.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Just contact your personal NSA rep and ask politely to walk that one back. They are ALWAYS friendly and have great customer service!

  • nc

    This is only the beginning…

    Remember how the LIVs howled last January when the temporary FICA payroll tax “holiday” was ended?

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      The 26+ year old crowd is about to get a slap in the face (of reality) too…

      • liberalssuck

        Tell them to have a latte and shut the f up!! They wanted it and whelp they are getting it.

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          Yep, those consequences of elections their president spoke so eloquently about are hitting home. They need to be slapped HARD — that’s the only thing that wakes people up.

          Unfortunately, the rest of us (and those handful of young people like my kids who did NOT vote for Obama either time), have to suffer the consequences too.

          • liberalssuck

            Unfortunately that is true. For my kids too. My son who was in It has been laid off for rdif. So it ahs been 2 years and he is doing menial jobs. All those certificates basically useless now.

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            That’s Obama’s Amerika for you.

      • Justin Ahlquist

        According to my friend/CPA if you live with your parents, no matter what age you are and they support at least 50% of your living costs you must have health insurance or they are liable for the cost of health insurance for their child. So if you are 26+ and cannot afford rent and your parents are not charging you reasonable rent cost for the area do not put your parents address on your W-4 or any government documents. FYI I live in my own debt i mean house

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    Same here, and the replacement plans are much more expensive.

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      …and all the down votes in the world will not change the facts!

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        Yep!

      • Chevypowered

        True. Also I think the “defending the abusive” spouse is starting to wear thing Obama supporters. Since “everyone” is seeing these letters and not just Obama’s “enemies.”

        • Chevypowered

          To the person who thumbed us down. I commend your blind loyalty. You are truly a credit to ignorant people everywhere.

          • Unicorns and Rainbows

            Personally I think of them as a badge of honor. If a lib hates it, you know it’s the truth.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            It’d be fun to see just which of our #LowInfoLib trolls did the downvotes…can we make that happen?

          • Chevypowered

            I have my suspicions…

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          Yep, and that’s why polls against obamacare have reached 64-70% depending on the poll, which obviously must include Obama supporters. They “spin” that as including people who don’t want Obamacare in favor of single-payer, but it’s hard to dispute the correlation between the Oct. 1 date looming, the letters going out from insurance companies and employers informing people of the changes due to the ACA, and the sudden sharp increase in the number of people against Obamacare. Let’s face it, the extreme left ALWAYS wanted single-payer, so the polls always included them. What has changed are the people who are waking up now that they’ve gotten their bucket of cold water in the mail!

          • Chevypowered

            Still you have to give the “loyalists” their due. Faithful to the bitter end.

  • conservativechick

    My husband also got a cancellation notice. We own a small business. Now what?

    • TocksNedlog

      On to the exchanges with you! FORWARD!!!11!

      • conservativechick

        Never. I’ll just be like illegal aliens and show up at the emergency room. HAHA

        • ObamaFail

          Claim to not be a legal citizen, they’d trip over themselves to see yu first and just raise everyone else’s premiums to foot your bill.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Put an add on craigslist for a doctor to trade service with. Basic care for basic whatever your business does. Pay cash for whatever else you can. The new premiums and the ENORMOUS deductibles make it financial suicide to purchase. I would like to go off the board for 200 Alex…..

  • URGR82

    Ok someone help…how can u pass a bill then totally change it into something different without voting on it again

    • TocksNedlog

      This part hasn’t been changed. Obama and crew just lied about it in order to get it passed.

      • conservativechick

        It actually has changed, since big corporations are exempt.. for now.

        • TocksNedlog

          Granted. But that isn’t the subject of this Twitchy post.

          • conservativechick

            Well, giving them exemptions excuses them from all the “mandated” insurance required, no? That’s why our policy was cancelled?

          • TocksNedlog

            Hey, the last thing you’re ever gonna see me do is defend this pile of crap law. I’ll fact-check just to make sure that we’re debating from a point of honesty & truthfulness, but that’s it.

          • liberalssuck

            Why is Congress and other exempt if it is so great. We need to hold those folks accountable. Start small then go big!!

          • TocksNedlog

            Ultimately, it’s up to the people that voted for them to hold them accountable.

          • liberalssuck

            Yes and we held two of ours at the state level. It can be done and we, as in we the people need to start removing these bone heads from their lofty positions.

          • liberalssuck

            It is, My question is why do we keep voting these moron in ? We removed two in our state and now we need to concentrate on the federal level in 2014 and 16. I have a hard time understanding if we are aware why do these folks keep getting re-elected. I can not believe the Supreme court said it was a tax, so honestly we have been lied to from the beginning.

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      I’m frustrated about that too, and about Roberts rewriting it to be a tax, but never putting it back through the House for a vote, which is the ONLY place, BY LAW, a new tax can originate.

      Liberals are always screaming “It’s the law of the land!” but conveniently disregard the law when it suits their agenda. Take for example, the law that allows us to bear arms…..

      • Shawn Smith

        Or the part where the congress writes legislation, and the president can’t just alter it at a whim.

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          …which he’s done 5 times!

    • Unicorns and Rainbows

      I’ve thought about that as well. How is that Constitutional?

      • URGR82

        With the record of the Democrats I’m not sure they care about the Constitution….at least the parts that leave power in the peoples hands

    • grais

      EVERY member of Congress who voted for this garbage, whether they read it or not) needs to be got rid of. EVERY ONE OF THEM. Obama and Roberts must be impeached.
      If there was ever an issue about which this nation needed to rise up, this is it.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    And here we goooooooooo.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    Be still my fluttering heart….this will be SO awesome!!! Can’t wait til I get kicked off my plan and onto something I cannot afford:) *sarc off* I looked into the Wisconsin exchanges…….$1100.00/mo. for a $12,500 deductible plan! WHEE!!!!

    • TocksNedlog

      By the law, deductibles are capped at $4,000. Are you talking about total out-of-pocket expenses?

      • WisconsinPatriot

        They are ADVERTISING plans that have 12,500 dollar DEDUCTIBLES.Go look up Wisconsin exchanges. You will be shocked. My guess is,they do not want to sell any insurance until things get more ironed out. I had not heard of a 4000.00 cap

        • TocksNedlog

          It’s the law for Obamacare compliant plans. What got delayed until 2015 is the $12,700 cap on out-of-pocket expenses.

          • c2

            My new compliant plan in Washington state has a $6350 deductible (and it was the “bronze” level – the cheapest available). They are different for different states, apparently?

          • TocksNedlog

            $6350 is the out-of-pocket cap. I’m unsure on the deductible cap. Forbes.com says $2k for individuals, $4k for families, but I don’t know if that’s correct.
            Guess we’ll find out on Oct. 1.

          • c2

            Well, I wanted you (or Forbes, I guess) to be right, so I checked to make sure I wasn’t reading the wrong line. My deductible is indeed $6350.

            So Forbes has some bad info, I guess. Unless the $2K (it’s an individual plan) cap doesn’t apply to plans purchased on the current market.

          • c2

            I’m a little mad I didn’t get my downding on this perfectly factual comment. I did on the last one, slacker.

  • WhoDat

    As of right now, I’m still on my employer’s PPO. BCBS of Alabama. I’ll have to see what changes.

    I like my $17/week premium.

    For better or worse, things sometimes have to change.

    • Clayton Grant

      Why do things have to be worse? Explain that one to me.

    • Spinmamma

      $17 a week? What does that cover? I have never heard of premiums that low. ever.

      • WhoDat

        Honestly, I’m not sure. They take the premium out every week, but I’ve never used it. Same with the $1/week dental coverage.

        • ObamaFail

          Honestly, you’re not sure. That means you just made up some random number to defend Obamacare causing people to lose their existing health coverage, and called out you just say, “I don’t know.”

          • WhoDat

            I would post a photo of my check stub, but I don’t care that much what think.

          • ObamaFail

            Oh, you actually HAVE a check stub? Well then, congratulations. It’s only a matter of time before your hours get slashed or you get laid off while your premiums skyrocket. Now remember, you hero Obama put this in place, so when some or ALL of those things happen to you that I mentioned, remember to blame the party who shoved this crap into place.

    • TocksNedlog

      Yeah, you might want to check on that.
      Feel free to update us on how much better it will be for you next year.

    • MarcusFenix

      Things do change, but….you’re ok with things getting worse? How very odd.

      • Spiny Norman

        He doesn’t care if he gets screwed, so long as his political enemies get screwed worse.

        • MarcusFenix

          But in this case, that’s unfortunately not the truth. It’s a pretty universal screwing across the board.

          • Spiny Norman

            It’s all intentional, by the way. They think if they rake us over the coals long enough, we’ll all demand a government single-payer system.

  • bkeyser

    Mock up of the new HealthCare.gov website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgtkey0811/9847272345/

    • Unicorns and Rainbows

      LOLGreat. Only scary thing is, that’s basically what it is only with nicer wording.

      • bkeyser

        Yeah, well, after putting O on the horse with Putin, reserved might be in my best interest for the time being. 😉

        • conservativechick

          Since BO became President, our place on the world stage has gone from leading role to props!

  • Tiffany Ross

    Let’s see… yeah.. ours has probably gone up 250% as well over the last five years and we were forced to change it three times and this last time, this year, oh, it’s HORRIBLE. It’s SO BAD!!! :( It is. I’m trying to figure out how to pay for $380 worth of monthly medications that used to cost $80. :( Insulin used to be FREE on my plan, now it’s $385 JUST FOR INSULIN without a coupon card. That doesn’t even touch my daughter’s bills.. oh.. my daughter who has a heart birth defect and has a yearly $500 visit… I imagine it’ll be 1,000 this year… we’ll never get a house. :(
    Tired of the liberal crap how anyone who complains about this is a HORRIBLE person. We’re the ones hurting and we were responsible and have had health insurance our entire adult lives! We’re not rich by any means either nor do we care to be. :( But it was BETTER before obamacare costs. They even came after our little medical flex plan and considered it a cadillac plan, since they shut it down and shuffled us off into a horrible ‘bank account’ plan. Yeah.. that $200 a month to cover our meds was a horrible attack on the government. As far as I can tell.. just compare how other forms of insurance went up… they didn’t… because there wasn’t any meddling government involvement!

  • 24fan

    not sure if my folks have gotten a letter yet. we CAN’T afford it. I refuse to comply

    • Unicorns and Rainbows

      I just simply can’t afford it so I won’t be getting it regardless. Can I get a down vote?

  • Clayton Grant

    The plan for Tricare is bad as well. It proposes increases between 30% to 78% in annual premiums for Tricare during the first year. Over the next five years rates would increase from 94% to 345%, triple the current level. It isn’t just retired military personnel that would be hard hit by the changes. Active duty personnel would immediately see their co-payments increase for pharmaceuticals and lost incentives for opting for generic drugs.

  • Keith

    And 65 million morons voted for this liar!

    • TundraThunder

      65 million low-information and free-ride voters have led our country down the road to ruin, and they’ll never understand or care, as long as they get their freebies.

      • stuckinIL4now

        As I like to call them … low infObamabotzombies. But at some point in time they won’t get one of their freebies and then there’ll be civil unrest on Twitter and in the streets.

        • TocksNedlog

          We already had that. It was called OWS. And quite a masterstroke it was, too; with the Dem machine deflecting blame for the failure of THEIR policies onto big business.

          • Spiny Norman

            True. And all the philosophy and race & gender studies grads demanding we pay off their student loans ’cause all their degree gets them a barrista job at Starbucks.

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        Many LIVs are “independents” which is another word for “fickle” voters. They vote for whoever has the most momentum/energy in an election and have NO idea WHAT they’re voting for in terms of policy. They work, live in the suburbs, watch Oprah, buy gas and groceries with their own credit cards… in other words, not everyone is on the government dole, and these fickle LIVs are in the process of getting their reality check. As their president said, elections have consequences, and they are now learning what that means.

        I truly believe if the GOP gives us constitution-loving candidates who energize the base, the disillusioned fickle voters will follow because they follow whoever has the most momentum at the moment.

        It’s not over yet people.

        • Spiny Norman

          Many LIVs are “independents” which is another word for “fickle” voters. They vote for whoever has the most momentum/energy in an election and have NO idea WHAT they’re voting for in terms of policy.

          Plenty of them voted for the Great Divider thinking he would “heal” racial strife once and for all. Little did they know that was the LAST thing he had in mind.

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            Very true. I think they might realize now that he doesn’t walk on water either.

          • Spiny Norman

            They hadn’t figured it out by 2012, so I don’t expect most of them will ever realize it.

    • Karl Winrich

      The number of authentic votes was probably much lower, but we all know how libs roll. Dead people vote, pets vote, non-citizens vote, machines auto vote for you…..

      And don’t forget that voter ID laws are nothing more than a GOP power play to ensure that they will never lose another election.

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        A voter named Freddie Johnson said he signed 72 absentee ballots in exchange for cigarettes and money. And then there’s Malowese Richardson who was convicted of voting at least six times.

        • Karl Winrich

          And it just seems to have happened in Ohio, the same state as Malowese Richardson. Now for some scary numbers:

          – Ohio has a population of 11.54 M people
          – A recent Pew Research Center report shows invalid voter registration in Ohio is as high as 25%.

          25% of 11.54M is 2.88M. And if we use Malowese’s numbers for the average amount of fraud (5, because 1 vote was legal) and multiply those 5 fraudulent votes by the up to 25% of illegal voters thats an astounding 14.42 million votes. That’s greater than the population of the state!

          Now think about this, in St. Lucy Co. in Florida they were reporting final voter turnout numbers in excess of 140%. Snopes.com tries to rationalize it off that St. Lucy Co. had a 2 page ballot and each page was counted as a single ballot, an excuse that I know is BS. Here in Duval Co. FL we had a 4 page ballot and if we exercised that same reasoning Duval would have had a turnout of approx 250%, but we didn’t. It was between 75-80% turnout.

          People try to say that vote fraud doesn’t exist or that it’s nothing more than a nuisance problem, I.E <1% The fact is that voting fraud is rampant and out of control and without any kind of security measures on the ballot boxes the libs will continue to stuff the boxes every election.

      • Spiny Norman

        To be honest, vote fraud has been a part of the American political landscape for so long, the jokes predate living memory.

        Vote early and vote often, the unofficial Chicago city motto.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    Since we’re on the subject of this train wreck called Obamacare, if you have not watched this 17 minute video, it’s a must. If you can’t watch the whole thing, start at minute 13:40:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxWMbqxgMDo#t=18

  • LegalizeShemp

    Don’t worry, you can sign up for a Communist errrr! government exchange.

    • TocksNedlog

      Remember the wise words of our president: Health INSURANCE is a right, not a privilege.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    Twitchy and/or Disqus: Show us the Down voters!

    Or, take away the Up vote viewing.

    • TocksNedlog

      It’s okay. If they’re too chicken to comment, then they’re not worth worrying about.

      • nc

        Yeah, eff em, who cares?

  • stuckinIL4now

    And why aren’t the Reflubs shouting this from the mountaintops? Commercials with content like these tweets should be running non-stop all over social media, TV, radio, internet and wherever ads can be run. It’s time for the bombardment and onslaught of the awful truth about this American-society-crushing combo trainwreck/planecrash/200carpileup.

    • jeanie6

      In their obtuse way they are. They’ve been hermetically sealed in DC life styles for so long, the pols have lost what I’ve come to think of as the Sharpton approach to public commentary…stand their frowning and shaking your fists and yelling. OCare calls for this approach and they’ve forgotten how. Now’s the time to reawaken this skill.

  • Just sayin it like it is

    Michele, I lost my empire blue plan a year ago, I didn’t read my contract well, they are not paying for my surgery now because my doctor is out of network, though I pay PPO premiums and they tell me I can pick my own doctor. LIES. This obamacare is going to be the death of this country, literally.

  • jeanie6

    The confusion is becoming truly frightening. I am fully expecting to walk into the hospital or Drs office and be told we have no insurance. Many do not feel informed enough to choose another plan and will not turn to ‘negotiators’ poorly vetted by our poorly run government. This needs to be stopped or slowed down immediately. It’s wild and out of control.

  • jeanie6

    The only outcome in many cases will be to simply ignore the whole thing. Betting this is what will happen. Quality of health care will decline no matter what.

  • pbhuckleberry

    Obamacareless

  • RightFinShark

    Obamacare=shit

    • liberalssuck

      Remember this moon bats line.” We must pass it to see what is in it”. I think the people in that state need to recall said moon bat!!

      • stuckinIL4now

        Forget it. She’s from the SanFranpsycho area.

  • Cindy Munford

    It wasn’t that long ago that they were making movies about the horrible HMO’s and now they are the answer to all our problems? Weird!

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    It sure looks as though all of the paying customers are losing their health insurance plans, and in the process having their coverage downgraded, so that all of the Obama voting freeloaders can get free health insurance.

    • TocksNedlog

      No no no no no no no! Coverage is actually being UPGRADED, see? If you’re happy with your plan, you’re now getting EXTRA plan — with extra cost. Yay!!!

      • brewerandpatriot

        So as a man, I now get to pay for vaginal restoration coverage? YESSSS! Downvote if you love the smell of Harry Reid’s nether regions.

  • Tom

    So what would happen if 30 or 40 million people refused to get health insurance?

    • liberalssuck

      The heavily armed irs agents might just start raiding your home and well we have all those unused fema camps!! In all seriousness I wonder what will happen if we decided not to part take.

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        You will be fined more and more heavily. It’s basically extortion by our government.

        • liberalssuck

          Which again is against the constitution.

          • Unicorns and Rainbows

            That’s Obama’s way. Can I get a down vote?

      • brewerandpatriot

        To neutralize an IRS agent, one must simply start playing “The Cupid Shuffle.” The agent will drop his/her weapon and involuntarily start line dancing.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Cupid Shuffle, or Curly Shuffle?

          • brewerandpatriot

            They do love to dance so its probably any shuffle they can get their grubby mitts on.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Well you can count me as 1–I refuse.

    • TocksNedlog

      Then the IRS will be very busy bees indeed.

  • Batman

    Complain all you want but this will continue unless Republicans get their crap together and stop nominating rejects like John McCain and then Mitt Romney as presidential candidates.

    • liberalssuck

      There is truth in your words!! We need to wake up!!

      • stuckinIL4now

        Yes, WE need to wake up–that’s the foundation of what Ted Cruz is doing. And I mean, “we” as in We The People have to get up and take a stand. I think it’s time for demonstrations, protests and civil unrest in the streets.

    • TocksNedlog

      Electing veto-proof majorities in both houses of Congress is equally, if not more, important.

    • ObamaFail

      It has nothing to do with Republicans. As long as there are morons who eat up every bullcrap lie the Dems feed them, Democrats will keep getting elected.

    • TexSizzle

      That’s why we need closed primaries – the Democratics who cross over vote for the worst possible Republican nominee to try to eliminate our good nominees.

  • LadyPenelope

    We got a letter from Lifewise of Oregon saying we can keep our plan, we just can’t keep any of our doctors. The letter stated to save money (insurance cost is up for us), due to the ACA, our insurance is consolidating with one hospital, so we can’t use any others. All our care has to go through one hospital–we lost our OB/Gyn, our pediatricians, and our primary care doctors. We also have only one option for ER care. Our cost did not go down $2500, it went up $2500. Thanks Dems!

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    Don’t worry. Come tax time next year even hard core libiots will be protesting this steaming pile. Down vote if you agree… Thanks.

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      “Down vote if you agree.”

      Can we borrow that? :-)

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        Anytime. LOL!

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          Liberals suck!

          Up vote if you concur, down vote if you agree.

          :-)

          • Unicorns and Rainbows

            HAHAHA! Gonna use that! Well folks I’ve got a wedding to prepare for. Let’s keep fighting the lib a$$holes and this $hit law till the end. Remember… Nothing’s Over Till WE Say It Is! Adios.

  • Cindy Munford

    Ted Cruz says that they need the public. I would think that these letters might help with that.

  • Sirenz911

    I saw my doctor the other day. There’s no way I’ll change doctors…this guy saved my life…I did notice that he was pretty concerned with entering things into the computer. I refused to answer many of the questions because they didn’t pertain to my condition and also refused the freebie tests required by Obamacare. I’m sure it’s in the bill somewhere that I’ll get penalized by the IRS for refusing these things.

  • nc

    Remember, these are the same people who claim having a photo ID is “too burdensome” a requirement to be able to vote.

  • Buffalobob

    Large/major companies dropping health care for workers and retirees, small business cutting workers hours, insurance plans being dropped, premiums increasing, Is all of this turmoil a result of obamacare? You betcha.

  • Terry

    I’m self-employed. Had to increase my deductible to 6k in order to keep my premium increase at “only” 50%. With prior deductible, increases more than doubled the premium. I dread every time I get a letter from insurance carrier because, for past 6 months they’ve been filled with horrible news on account of ACA (Obamacare). Now I get to pay $3600/yr to have a $6000 deductable policy. (this is NOT a family plan and I have no ‘pre-existing conditions’) What a bunch of dicks in DC.

    • Unicorns and Rainbows

      Welcome to Obama’s America. Down vote if you agree.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    America needs an emergency procedure to get its head out of its ass. The cost if we don’t is too great.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    Just got my letter yesterday with no details of alternative plans. Bet insurers were told it was going to be a gift to them. Surprise! Now it will be about not covering to maximize their profits. Certainly that will please the power hungry cradle to grave Dems.

    No doubt the GOP won’t be able to kill the blasted thing. At least they are making the Dems own it. Now if the house GOP would kill the immigration bill, then they might actually win some national elections. Alas the GOP is the stupid party for a reason.

    • Guest

      This was sold to the citizenry as a cost savings. Instead, it is a huge boon to the insurance industry. All will profit, but AARP is one of the entities that will profit most from this debacle of a law!

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        Which is why we belong to AMAC.

  • Tessa I.

    I’m self-employed and graduated from college in summer of 2010. I was going to purchase my own health insurance, but by the time I was financially semi-stable the rates had reached the point where I couldn’t afford it. Now it’s harder than ever to find work, my income is dropping, and the rates are getting even higher. I’ll have to pay the fine next year because I can’t afford anything the Affordable Care Act has to offer, which means I’m paying for the privilege of not having health insurance.

    The good news is that the world is so messed-up these days, you don’t need to buy drugs to feel like you’re high. Welcome to Wonderland.

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      You mean welcome to Obama’s Amerika. I totally understand your frustration. Hopefully you’re discussing this with people in your age group.

      (up vote if you concur, down vote if you agree)

      • Guest

        Messin with Secret Troll, ain’t ya?

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Little coward – doesn’t have the bawlz to try to refute anything that’s being said, so hides behind the keyboard and downvotes.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Thanks for proving my point with the downvote, coward.

            Is it because you’re too *stupid* to come up with a counter-argument, too much of a pusillanimous lick-spittle to defend your point, or both?

      • Tessa I.

        Good point. Wonderland had more logic to it.

        And believe me, I’m trying to discuss it. But most of my friends swallowed the change-we-can-believe-in line and tend to blame everything on Those Darn Stubborn Republicans.

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          I went to a rally for the Special Senate Election in NJ at which Rand Paul was a speaker, and the young turnout for him was immense. We CAN change the face of the republican party and give the youth someone they feel good about voting for when we choose someone like Rand or Ted Cruz who fight for liberty. The youth, especially on the left, are always talking about their “rights” — someone with a strong libertarian streak can speak to that with actual truth.

    • Clayton Grant

      I do hope things turn around for you Tessa, but I have a feeling it’s going to get even more stormy before the calm. Make sure you vote for change in 2014!

      • Tessa I.

        Thanks. :) And I do agree, it’s gonna get worse before it gets better.

        And while I voted for change, I sure as heck didn’t vote for Obama–’08 or ’12. That made college fun.

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          Neither did my daughter, also in college during that time period, and yes, she’d tell me the stories of what it was like on campus, but I give her a lot of credit for standing up for her values in spite of it, as I imagine you did too. We have to hope common sense prevails over stupidity, which usually happens when the “consequences of elections” start taking their toll.

  • TJ

    How many people had their plans discontinued under Romneycare regulations. It would be funny they had to change then and now under Obamacare their old plan would be allowed and their current plan is not. Making them having to edit the Romneycare regulations.

  • neoface

    Welcome to Obama’s world, and he build it with help of democrat senate. No worries for them since they are exempted, they will still have their Cadillac health insurance. America, you have been played, this is the biggest tax hike in history of this country.

  • Bryn Watkins

    You can now choose between expensive insurance with crazy high copays and deductibles, or insanely expensive insurance with no deductible, but watch out for the copays. Sweeeet. Thanks, Obama.

  • DWAAP

    If only our GOP would grow a pair, and impeach this ba stard out of the WH, why are the muslim brotherhood exempt, as well as both political parties and many lobbied kingobama cronies! I have a feeling the USA government will not like the outcome of being forced into socialism. When people finally wake up, it is going to be one ugly truth of wars on this fair land!

  • DWAAP

    If only our GOP would grow a pair this would not have even gotten this far!

    • ObamaFail

      The dems shoved it through and used loopholes where they didn’t need the Republicans to shove it through. The REpublicans have tried multiple times to get rid of this thing. The only way they can get rid of it is to get back the Senate next year. Otherwise, all they can do is repeal it and watch the Senate kill their bill.

      • DWAAP

        I agree to a point, if the GOP really wanted to get rid of it, they would have. They sit on there collective behinds and allow this train wreck to halt.

      • Cindy Munford

        They had both chambers of Congress at the time.

      • MarcusFenix

        I do see at least one positive by forcing it on the Senate…it puts the Republican leadership there under the gun to actually get something done. When they don’t…people will remember.

        Sadly, the reports coming from this keep saying they’re going to cave. I hope, after a fashion, that’s not true. But if it is……it makes it easier to weed them out in future elections.

  • c2

    As I’ve been saying to anyone who will listen:

    This past summer, I got “the letter” from my provider in Washington state. My plan (which covered me for catastrophic – all I needed and wanted to pay for, $230 monthly for one person) would not comply with the ironically-named “Affordable Care Act”, and I would be forced onto a new plan to be named later.

    Well, it’s “later”. I got the details of my new plan. It costs $400 (74% increase) per month, the deductible is still high, no drug coverage, very little is covered in general – but I get to pay for something called “KidsDental” (that includes vision coverage), which covers kids under 19.

    But I don’t have kids.

    I will have to drop the dental coverage I currently purchase to help afford my new premium.

    Furthermore, I have explained this to a number of Obama supporters on Twitter, almost all of whom accused me of lying.

    Sheesh. Is that any way to treat someone who’s paying for their stuff?

  • Travis Roberts

    Our work health care plan has gone up at least 25% per year for 3 consecutive years now. It is very likely that it will be dropped altogether and that we will be dumped on the exchanges for the ACA coverages. This is the design all along. Everyone will be on the exchanges and insurances will not be insurance providers but instead the bank rollers of healthcare itself. When they falter, there will be a government takeover of the industry and the illusion will be complete. What you have is a two-stage move to a completely government-controlled healthcare system. Wake up and realize what is happening in this country and then vote for what is in your actual best interest !!!

  • yeahright

    Hope the illegals, the lazy dregs and mom’s basement morons enjoy their new health insurance. I’ll sure miss my old one, the one that didn’t have the multi-thousand dollar deductible and paid 100% of my tests/procedures instead of 80%. I hope you libtards are happy with the middle-class lives you’ve just ruined.

  • AmericanLass

    I think the problem is that libs as we know are terrible at math. Also lack of comprehension of the word affordable. Put that together with the word the budget and therein lies the problem.

    • Zach Smith

      It’s affordable for Obama voters who will get huge government subsidies. Not so much for the rest of us.

      • AmericanLass

        Supposedly they are going to have “skin in the game”, if so, how is that going to fit into their budgets.

        • Zach Smith

          They get a scrape, the rest of us get a scalping.

          • AmericanLass

            Would the scrape hurt just enough to make them holler? That might be what they need to wake them up.

          • Cartoon Prophet

            sadly…. lessons learned are things that happen to other people… witness, the continued propensity to blame Bush over 5 years later…

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Americas-Wife/162958907243936 Captain America’s Wife

      “I think the problem is that libs as we know are terrible at math.”

      Libs are just terrible. Period.

  • TYPE O NEGATIVE

    My brothers went up 5 fold. It’s disgusting.

  • ObamaFail

    A shining example of that “Hope and Change” that Obama promised. What it really translates to is that Obama is going to CHANGE this country into a Socialist welfare state, and you better HOPE you can survive in it.

    • DWAAP

      We can only pray that we survive!

    • MarcusFenix

      Or….Hope we can Change it back.

  • lokelani

    The reason why the rates have increased is that the Democrats packed the coverage with lots of useless things. Covering birth control pills, breast pumps, etc. It is packed with items most people dont need or want. That is why the cost has skyrocketed. It is designed to get the insurance companies out of the health insurance market, and then the Democrats will push for single payer. When we get single payer, then watch all those goodies like breast pumps become removed from the coverage, because the government won’t pay for it. They would rather our tax dollars pay for jihad in Syria.
    Insurance should have been reformed to cover serious medical problems or injury by accident. It never should have covered problems such as -acne, well visits for physicals, colds and flus, etc. I spoke to a family practice physician about this- he said only 1% of patients he sees per day actually has a real problem that needs his expertise. Insurance should cover the real problems- most people could afford to pay out of pocket for the rest.

  • Zach Smith

    I got a letter several months ago telling me my policy was canceled. It’s the same policy I’ve had for about 10 years. Now I’m back to square one. I have no idea what I will be replacing it with. I have also been paying for my daughter’s policy from her college, and I have no idea if that will still be available, or if she is eligible for federal subsidies, or whether she should just take the penalty tax. What an unholy mess!

  • Michelle

    I tried to warn people (mostly those in favor of Obamacare) that this is what was coming. I’d already been through it when I lived in Boston when “Romneycare” was implemented. I had insurance through my employer, but once Romneycare took place and my employer opted to stop offering insurance (because the minimum plans they could offer to meet the requirements were too expensive) and I was left without insurance. I was forced to consider the “co-op” insurance offered by the state. They have Gold, Silver and Bronze plans to choose from – Bronze being bottom of the barrel. Unfortunately, even the Bronze plan was not affordable, would have cost me double the premium at half the coverage. I did some math on the matter. I was in excellent health at the time, seeing my Dr. only once a year for a check-up, and decided paying for that out-of-pocket was less expensive than $300/month for a crappy policy that provided me with minimal coverage. I decided to take my chances, go without insurance and pay the $300 fine on my state income taxes. It worked out, I didn’t need healthcare while I chose to go uninsured, and my gamble paid off – instead of paying $300/month for a BS policy that I would have wound up not using, I paid $300 for the whole year in a penalty. I lived through this before Obamacare became law, I warned people of what would happen – employers would stop offering insurance, insurance companies would lower their benefits and increase their premiums – I saw it happen in MA – and no one wanted to believe me. I guess they believe me now…

    • Michelle

      Just checked with my “other” about his insurance since I’ve not been curious until now considering we each hold our own insurance. He’s with Kaiser and has 28+ years with FedEx, he was recently notified that premiums will be increasing and coverage will be decreasing.

      • GsGirl

        We just got the update from my husband’s employer, and thank God we are blessed that we’re going to be able to keep the same insurance coverage, with a lower premium. We’ll be changing from Anthem BC PPO to Blue Shield PPO (we have children out-of-state that we cover, so we need to have a PPO), but thankfully the coverage is the same, and the premium is going down $175 a month (we currently pay $719 a month for the family). The deductible stayed the same ($250 each person/$750 family), and I am able to keep all my doctors. Considering what I’m reading here, I’m darned lucky! Michelle, you and I are both in CA, yes? My husband works for a very large employer, although not as large as FedEx. It’s a real shame that you’re getting jerked around like that…so not fair. I can hardly wait until some of the LIVs start yelling about this once October 1st arrives. God, it’s going to feel good to say, “I told you so”, isn’t it!

        • Michelle

          Yes, we both live in CA. Knock on wood, no word yet of any changes to my coverage. It’s my other’s coverage that is changing for the worse. I’ve always kept my own insurance because he has Kaiser which I’ve NEVER been impressed with, but he loves it. What will impact us all is the Dr. shortage. CA already has a Dr. shortage at a crisis level and with all these folks being added with subsidized insurance, we;re supposed to have something like 3M new patients, but no new Drs. What is currently about a 2 month wait for me to get an appt. with my Dr. for a non-emergency is expected to turn into a 6 month wait.

          • GsGirl

            I have one doctor who is retiring due to the ACA, and another who refuses to learn how to ‘do the computer thing’ because he’s older and he’d rather spend the time with his patients and let his staff deal with the computer input. Another doctor says that she’ll have to add another doctor to her practice in order to even make any money whatsoever. I’ve never been impressed with Kaiser either. My landlord (who had cancer) and my dad (who had meningitis) were both misdiagnosed while they were with Kaiser. My mom is having the same problem that you are – it’s nearly impossible now for her to get a non-emergency appointment for at least several months. I only see things getting worse. In my case, I have to have a primary physician and two specialists due to a chronic illness. I’m praying that I don’t lose any more of my doctors to the ACA…I’d hate to have to start over with someone new. A lot of people don’t understand that there is an emotional component to all of this too. People develop professional/medical relationships with their doctors, and some people are not going to have to start over with someone else…that’s not an easy thing to do.

    • Cheetah444

      Yup, I recall receiving the same type of letter about 7 years ago.

      • Michelle

        Me, too! And do you remember checking out the state insurance and seeing what a fricken joke it is? Mass HealthConnector or something like that. Even the crappiest plan was double my premiums with half the coverage. We SAW this coming nationally with Obamacare.

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Americas-Wife/162958907243936 Captain America’s Wife

      It’s amazing to me that people would rather believe a politician that they’ve never met and that they know nothing about, over someone like you that they DO know and who lived through this fiasco once before. People are so blind and pathetic.

  • ELC

    Well, Americans thank those idiots who voted in Odumbo and his Obamacare for his second swing at the presidency. Because of them we are all going to pay a pretty high price. I hope when those Democrats feel the same pain, they have no one to blame except themselves. When they have insurance and doctors they were happy with, then are forced to lose them-then they deserve everything they are getting. Do I feel bad for them…hell no. They are the reason we are all screwed. So all you Dems out there you wanted him…you got him. Hope you are all so very happy.

    • ObamaFail

      Once the lemmings start feeling the effects of Obamacare, they’ll be too stupid to remember that they were supporting it and praising the Democrats for it. The lemmings will be blaming Republicans for Obamacare’s passing, because they never hold their side accountable for everything, they just blame our side.

      • ELC

        I couldn’t have said it better. The Dems are never at fault for anything and the Republicans are always at fault.

      • Cartoon Prophet

        stooopud rethuglickins should have tried harder to block it… or defund it… if they were really wanting to help they would have been there trying to make it better instead of just trying to make our lord and saviour, the Almighty O’Bama(mayheliveforever) fail!!! repukes suck… the party of no!!! they should all be killed and their children be sickened!! see how toleRANT I am???

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          You will meet The King one day. You will kneel before him just like all mortals. Hopefully, you will be forgiven for your vile thoughts, words, deeds and hopefully you’ve not committed any thing physically vile to anyone.

  • samazf

    UHC cancelled us.

  • Timothy Gray

    I hope that everyone has called their senators, representatives, and the white house to demand they defund this monstrosity.

  • 3DMommy

    Our current Kaiser plan ends in 2014 as well. I was furious when we got the letter. Now we will get to may more for coverage we didn’t even want. Yay. -____-

  • notenoughtime

    We received our letter last week that our coverage terminates on December 31st. Unfortunately, when you call the 800 number for information, it is not set up to receive calls yet so it rings busy. We then called Highmark directly only to learn they have no information on plans or their costs until October 1st. Makes you wonder how the inefficient government with employees who are apathetic can possibly be ready by October 1st. It is a joke and a national disgrace what is happening to the best healthcare in the world that should be left exclusively in the hands of the private sector. No hope; no change; no future!

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty
  • Cheetah444

    This should not be a surprise to anyone. I recall receiving the same type of letter from my health insurance company about 7 years ago because of RomneyCare.

  • kblue905

    My brother received a letter cancelling his current plan. We’ve yet to find out if any of the new ones will include his current battalion of doctors (all out of state). He’s currently battling Stage IV melanoma that has spread to his brain. It’s unlikely any new plan will be affordable to him because well, he requires a PET scan 4 times a year minimum, at about 14K a pop. The average survival time for his type of cancer is 5 months post diagnosis. These doctors have kept him alive for three YEARS past the five months. It terrifies me what happens to his chances of beating this given the lack of melanoma specialist in his state.

    • Spinmamma

      I am very, very sorry for your brother and your family. My sister has survived leukemia for over 10 years, but that was with the best of care– very. very expensive. I am perplexed as to why anyone would down vote your comment. Forgive me, but wasn’t Obamacare supposed to prevent this kind of situation?

      • King Leer

        That’s the beauty of ZeroCare. If it works (ha!), Zero gets the credit. If it fails (duh), he can blame greedy doctors, insurance companies, Republicans, blah,blah…

      • TexSizzle

        No, 0bamaCare was supposed to work exactly as it is; it was only *sold* as allegedly preventing this kind of situation.

  • LegalizeShemp

    The Democrats passed it so you can find out what’s in it and blame it on anybody except them.

  • dunst43

    This is just the beginning. Get ready for the death panels like we have here in Canada. Procedures are rationed to help control costs. Free can be very expensive.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Let’s keep getting the truth out there! We can win the argument on economics!

  • Justin Cox

    Democrats knew they could not pass a single payer system or universal healthcare. So they do the next best thing. They pass Obamacare. This will force insurance companies to raise rates and push people to government run exchanges. Certainly no secret for those paying attention.

  • VerminMcCann

    I’m going to purchase a shitty president policy. I can’t be denied on account of Obama because he’s a preexisting condition.

  • Michael Rice

    Racist. It’s Bush’s fault.

  • Damien Johnson

    John Q was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and if i remember anything about hmo it ain’t nothing good.

  • twistedgenius

    Funny thing is… Just now here in Florida… 1600 Jobs opening up…. Guess what it is for? Obamacare call center.. 2 people I know got a job there, both said first week in training over 40 people quit. HAHA And they are told not to call it Obamacare.. She said they call it “Health Insurance Marketplace”

  • King Leer

    Th good news is that Mrs. Vishess and I are covered for maternity if her tubes become untied and the vasectomy fails.

  • Aruana Zeelie
    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Americas-Wife/162958907243936 Captain America’s Wife

      Wow…I REALLY hate the defeatist attitude of this spineless republican party. I’ve lost respect for them. I swear they better MAN UP, DAMN IT!!

  • Aruana Zeelie

    Paul on Hannity

    Rand Paul willing to compromise on defunding Obamacare

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  • DiabloDawg

    The downhill slide is turning into a free fall.

  • Just Another Guy

    Looks like another liberal serial down voter is on the loose 😉
    Love it when they get mad and act out like the little babies they are!

    AND, on topic, still waiting to hear about my health care plan. Last year’s plan “cost” the same, but the benefits were reduced in unexpected ways.

  • musiciangirl591

    who exactly is taking the time to down vote these comments? anyways, i have a seizure disorder and i take two different kinds of medication for it, one has a generic form, the other doesn’t, if i lose my insurance, i would have no way to pay for either one, but i have a feeling that will eventually happen :( (i’m on a limited income, i’m in college, i’m not coming back to my job until december or so)

  • frogmouth

    Because why would you want to continue driving that sedan you bought? You know…the one with the comfortable seating, decent gas mileage and exactly the features you wanted. When, for less money, you can purchase an ObamaCar.

    True, it only has one door and you have to buy it from the Government-run dealer. It comes with the options the dealer has determined you need and if you want to drive it to any location not on the State-approved list, you will have to receive written authorization from your local ObamaCar office. Please take a number and wait to be called.

  • Axelgreaser

    SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE CRIMINAL LIES OF OBAMA ARE COMING INTO FULL VIEW…and O’CrapCare needs to GO. The vajayjay’d men in our government who whimper “Well, it’s the law of the land and (pulling their skirts up around their waist) we just cain’t do a thang (eye lash flutter, dab to the nose and a tearful eye with a hanky). BULLS*IT! They and Congress don’t even want it. Our worthless, politicized, corrupted Supreme Court needs to take a look at all the bad laws they’re repealed over the years, ie, prohibition in which I’m sure 70% of the people were also AGAINST and repeal this monstrosity! The bullied, cowed, corrupt SCOTUS did this to us, they need to FIX IT!

  • LegalizeShemp

    Ah yes lemmings, they just keep marching forward, even when they’re marching straight into the ocean to drown.

  • allyn211

    THIS IS CRAZY!!!!

  • LegalizeShemp

    Don’t worry, the lib Demonrats are telling us the government exchanges will give you lower cost, higher quality healthcare so you’re all set. Oh, and you’ll probably win the lottery 4 times next week too.

  • Bob Martin

    Being a disabled business owner, I cannot afford the obama care exchange plans. As it is now, after over 16 years I have lost crucial life saving medications and cannot see Doctors I used to be able to because I cannot afford the ever increasing co-pays and the already quadrupled deductible either.
    Many elders I know have lost services and have had to pay more for their medications, that is still covered under Medicare, and the co-pays as well. Most cannot afford the ever increasing deductibles either. I reckon that the real reason obama care was passed into law was to thin out the population of all the Elderly, Disabled and lower middle class who need life saving medical care and medications that help us keep alive and going. I do not know if this is true but from my standpoint is sure seems like it.
    I just wish the poor, liberals and democrats, would take the blinders off their eyes and unplug their ears to see and hear what is really going on with their, so called leader and their poor excuse for president.
    “The Sheep are being sheared and set up for the slaughter and they do not even know or seem to care that the Wolf is their Master and Shepard.”

  • Moue La Moue

    I did so enjoy going to see my healthcare provider just this past week — so that I could be asked several intrusive, insensitive and bullying questions. Here are just a few!

    1.) How do you learn new things? (Yes, that is one of the strangest, oddest and dumbest questions ever. I am here a broken toe — what the heck does my learning curve/capability/preference have to do with it?)

    2.) Do you currently have a sexual partner? If yes, then how many?
    3.) Are all your partners the same sex?
    4.) Have any of your past or current partners had an STD?

    *After question number two was asked, I politely as I could stated to the lovely nurse taking the information down that I would NOT answer those questions and that they had NOTHING to do with the reason I was there to see the doctor. If I HAD to answer those questions, I would go ahead and leave the office, then file a complaint.

    I was instructed by the very crisply voiced nurse that she was let the doctor know that I refused to answer the questions. Apparently, I have been labeled a “difficult” patient now.

    All that … for a broken toe. And not even one of the big ones, just the tiny little baby piggy toe!!!!

    Thanks Obamacare! You SURE ARE SWELL!

    • MrsRealism

      Hmmm. What state are you in? If it’s run by republicans, I’m not surprised. If not, I think you’re lying.

  • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

    The time now is 2:13 let’s see how long it takes for a down vote from an Obama Minder Troll?

    • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

      What a whole minute has passed no down vote….hmmm?

      • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

        Very interesting another minute has passed…still n.d.v.

        • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

          Must be on break.

          • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

            Gawleeee, where did the ObamaMinderTroll go?

          • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

            5 minutes marker??? Must be on a 10 minute break.

          • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

            6minutes…?

          • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

            boiled egg…at 7minutes.

          • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

            making salad out of the egg…8minutes

          • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

            1minute to the 10

          • OLLPOH ~ ?R U Marinated?

            That’s a record 10 minutes w/o a down vote. Nice Troll.

  • TexSizzle

    Just one?