Jan
03
2014

Oregon mother can’t afford #obamacare for her baby.

Of course not.

One Oregon mother says that she is unable to afford health insurance for her and her 18-month-old son because it’s too expensive.

[snip]

[Kate] Holly’s husband works for a non-profit organization that pays for his health care, but the couple is unable to afford to have her and their son covered under his plan. And she’s been told their combined income is too much to qualify for a subsidized health care plan under Cover Oregon.

But she still has to go on it! …And her rates would be going up from last year anywhere from reportedly 30% to 100%.  Which we knew was going to happen, except that pro-Obamacare boosters kept solemnly repeating to us that the subsidies would counteract that.  Except that, in Ms. Holly’s case, they won’t.

Somebody explain to me again how Barack Obama’s travesty of a health care program made things better for this family? – Because I’m missing that. Must be because I’m a Republican, or something.

Moe Lane

PS: Five bucks says the husband loses his health care when the heavy hand of Obamacare works its way around to group policies. The good nonprofits have little operating margin; and the evil ones are, well, evil.

8 Comments

  • BigGator5 says:

    Don’t feel too bad for her, Moe. The article notes she supported ObamaCare from day one.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      But… those are the people that you want to convert! The ones who take it personally. The ones with motivation.

      • acat says:

        Don’t try to convert. Nothing more annoying than (*doorbell*) “Hi, do you have a few minutes to talk about [Jesus|Mohammed|Flying Spaghetti Monster]?”
        .
        A simple “Yeah, it’s a shame Obama didn’t negotiate with the GOP during the shutdown.” or “You know, this is one of the reasons Heritage abandoned this idea.” or “Yeah, it’s a shame nobody listened to [Ted Cruz|Rand Paul|Mike Lee].”
        .
        Lots of liberals are getting mugged good and hard.
        .
        Mew

      • BigGator5 says:

        You can feel bad for her, but just remember she brought it down on herself and her child.
        .
        It’s like when some people get burned with fireworks, they played with fire and will get burned.

        • Crawford says:

          The easiest marks for a con are the ones who think they’re the ones running the con.
          .
          She thought she was going to get cheap or free insurance. She thought she was running the con on the rest of us.
          .
          Her husband could venture out into the harsh world of for-profit enterprises, where good employees are valued and provided with insurance as an incentive to stay. That might get them coverage. For a while.

  • Jeffstag says:

    If the husbands company follows the pattern of many others out there that can afford to insure full time workers under Obamacare, they’ll cut his hours to make him not full time. He will then be out health care as well as full time employment.

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