While the media and the administration are doing their best to keep people focused on those terrible Republicans and the shutdown, the Obamacare rollout has proven to be a major dud.
Not just because of the numerous technical glitches that have forced the Administration to shutdown it’s healthcare website, and provided the substance for this video by the RNC:
But also because, for the fortunate few who actually get pass the glitches, to see the costs of this new wonderful coverage, disappointment prevails. Here is some public reactions as chronicled by BreitBart.com:
“I am so disappointed,” wrote one woman. “These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles. No one can afford this!” The comment received 169 “likes.”
“There is NO WAY I can afford it,” said one commenter after using the Kaiser Subsidy Calculator. “Heck right now I couldn’t afford an extra 10$ [sic] a month…and oh apparently I make to [sic] much at 8.55/hour to get subsidies.”
Another person shared a link found on the federal government’s main Obamacare page listing premium estimates for small business employers:
The information is not very complete as I don’t see anything about deductible or other detailed info, but it does given an actual price as to the “Premium.” It is VERY SCARY!! For example, my insurance plan right now for my spouse and I costs $545 a month with 100% coverage after my $2500 deductible. We are both 32 years old. When I looked at this site for 80% coverage it says it will be $954.78 a month!!!! So compare my old Plan: 100% coverage for $545 a month To New Plan: 80% Coverage for $945 a month. This is only only an estimate but it is VERY Scary for me to see this kind of increase in rates and reduction in benefits!
I admit I wish the attention was on the Obamacare rollout rather than the shutdown. However, I also believe as the shutdown continues and the public sees Obamacare for the disaster it is, they will understand the passion by some Republicans for this shutdown.
By the way, have you noticed the media is starting to avoid using the term “Obamacare?” They have begun referring to it more as “the affordable healthcare act,” because of the negativity attached to the phrase Obamacare.
Now, on with day 5 of the shutdown.