Last week I reported on new rules released by the unelected bureaucrats at the IRS. In the process of defining 'Affordable,' for the purpose of enforcing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama-Care), families that cannot “afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own.”
This week, the unelected bureaucrats at the Department of Health and (in)Human Services announced that as a result of their defining the meaning of affordable, for the purpose of enforcing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama-Care), they may not be able to subsidize the difference in costs between some individual and family plans. If neither the employer nor the employee can afford to cover the difference, spouses and children would go uninsured.
Obama-Care forces coverage that many Americans neither need or want. That exposure drives up the risk and the price. As the price rises the government becomes even less able to keep the promises it could have never kept in the first place. And since the cost has already exploded well beyond their capacity to pay for it, the unelected bureaucrats are already busy cutting corners to put on a good show.
The Democrats, through Obama care, are creating the very thing they insisted they were going to fix, except that it will now cost exponentially more and the uninsured will not be victims of their own circumstances, they will be priced out or pushed out of the insurance market by the very legislation they were promised would guarantee them coverage.
So now that we know you will not get to keep your coverage, it might be a good time to ask if you still think you'll keep your doctor, or hospital, or even your job, as employers are forced to cut other costs to comply with the health care costs forced upon them by the state?
You might also want to consider if your benevolent masters, the ones who are arbitrarily kicking women and children off their health insurance, will also cut drug therapies, procedures, or any number of other things you might need to ensure your quality of life, because they happen to be too expensive, and as far as the state is concerned, you're not really worth it.
You are reading "“Affordable” Care Strikes Again – Spouses and Children Hit Hardest" by Steve Mac Donald originally posted at GraniteGrok.com (Home)
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