This article will put Obama on blast for successfully ruining the healthcare system and lying to the American people about Obamacare. Barack Obama will officially go down in history as the biggest Scumbag president ever. I bet all you Americans who decided to vote for Obama are mad you decided to elect this Scumbag in the first place.
Let me take a step back and explain what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act, and better known as Obamacare, was supposed to do. Obama claimed Obamacare was supposed to be a program setup to provide affordable, quality health insurance to all Americans, regardless of age or pre-existing conditions.
Let me be as blunt as I possibly can… AFFORDABLE QUALITY HEALTHCARE WILL NEVER EXIST. Nothing free exists in this world. Somebody has to foot the bill. And it’s not going to be the insurance companies or the government. It’s YOU, the American, the taxpayer, who will be footing the bill for Obamacare. What, you thought the government was going to pay for your health insurance? HA!
The health insurance marketplace officially opened on October 1st, 2013, otherwise known as the day that the healthcare system died. Although the plans don’t officially go into effect until January 1st, 2014, the health insurance marketplace allowed Americans to browse around and choose a plan, see prices, and see if they qualified for lower costs.
Boy, was this a rude awakening!
To start things off, the official website, healthcare.gov had many technical issues and most people couldn’t even get the site to load for the first few days. After that, there have been many technical glitches and kinks that have still not been worked out to this day. The Obamacare website cost $400 million and was outsourced to a Canadian firm. You heard that right. Four hundred million dollars. Do you really feel safe in a country that can’t even hire decent web programmers?
Let’s talk about pricing now. This was the biggest slap in the face for Americans. Many Americans had a rude awakening when they realized that they would need to pay more for the same exact health insurance plan they’ve had for years. Many Americans claimed they would have to pay over 100% more on their premiums than their current health insurance plan! So much for Obamacare being affordable, right? WRONG!
Obama claimed that there would be subsidies, or discounts available for Americans who qualified. Come to find out, most people didn’t even qualify for any discounts at all! In order to qualify for a subsidy, a single individual will need to make less than $45,960 on their taxes, while a family of 4 will need to make less than $94,200 on their taxes. This excludes most Americans. Even for those who do qualify for a subsidy, it doesn’t really matter. The prices are still expensive as ever.
Obamacare was supposed to be “affordable, quality, healthcare for everybody.” Let’s talk about the insane deductibles. All of the health plans available through the new system have extremely high deductibles to start. Most health plans start with a $5,000 deductible. If you want less of a deductible, you are going to need to pay even more money. This is not affordable. This is not quality healthcare. This is low quality healthcare that most people will never use. We are stuck with high premium and high deductibles.
Most Americans will not be able to afford the new health plan prices, and are choosing to forego health insurance. There lies the next problem. Starting January 1st, 2014, Americans will be penalized for not having health insurance. That’s right, folks! I thought we lived in a free country and got to decide what we wanted to do? We should be able to choose if we want health insurance or not. What is America coming to?
The fees increase every year and are different for children and adults. In 2014, the fee for adults is $95 per person or 1% of your entire income for the year, whichever is higher. In 2016, the fee for adults jumps to $695 per person or 2.5% of your entire income for the year, whichever is higher. The fee for children in 2014 is $47.50 per child. There is no information about fees beyond 2014 for children.
Even if you pay the fees, you DO NOT get health insurance and are still responsible to pay for medical care expenses.
Obamacare has had a huge effect on our economy. Many American workers have found out that they will no longer have a job or are going to have their hours cut because companies who have over 50 employees that are working over 30 hours per week are now required to offer an affordable health insurance plan to their employees. If the business doesn’t comply with the law, they will have to pay a penalty. This has led to shorter hours and lost jobs for lots of Americans.
So, there you have it, folks. Obamacare EXPOSED. In no way is this affordable for the average American, like Obama claimed it to be.
Mr. President Barack Obama, you are a SCUMBAG liar who has officially ruined the healthcare system.