Monday, October 7, 2013

Obamacare Adds Major Financial Burdens to Self-Insured

I want to share the first several paragraphs of a San Jose Mercury News article published over the weekend, titled “Obamacare’s winners and losers in Bay Area”:

“Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are big believers in the Affordable Care Act. They vote independent and are proud to say they helped elect and re-elect President Barack Obama.

“Yet, like many other Bay Area residents who pay for their own medical insurance, they were floored last week when they opened their bills: Their polices were being replaced with pricier plans that conform to all the requirements of the new health care law.

“Vinson, of San Jose, will pay $1,800 more a year for an individual policy, while Wachura, of Portola Valley, will cough up almost $10,000 more for insurance for his family of four.”

I’m not normally the kind of person to gloat when my enemies take a bad tumble. I actually don’t particularly like the idea of human suffering, even if the humans in question aren’t the best of the best.

So I can’t say I’m happy Vinson and Waschura are going to suffer the consequences of their actions. But I also can’t say I’m going to lose any sleep over it.

It’s true when they say “you reap what you sow,” and they sowed some seriously stupid seeds. Twice!

There’s just no excuse for their political choices. It’s like feeling too sorry for somebody who gets attacked by sharks after opening up his veins and going for an ocean swim at dusk.

It’s not a fate I’d wish on anybody, but nobody forced blatant, willful idiocy on the fabled victim any more than on Obamacare supporters now starting to wake up to reality.

And on a side note, you’re not independent if you voted for Obama twice. You’re either the most ignorant kind of Democrat or you’re a flat-out socialist.

I wonder which kind Vinson and Waschura are.

If they have any brain cells left, they’ll switch party affiliations now that it’s too late.

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