We are told that millions who currently have no health insurance will soon be covered under Obamacare. But, where will the money come from to do this?
By 2017, thousands of people in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio will be paying more than $5,000 per year in lost health-care benefits to make ObamaCare possible…[f]or some New York City dwellers, the figure will exceed $6000 a year. Unfortunate residents of Ascension, La. will pay more than $9000 in lost benefits.
The rich, you ask? No, these are the people who can little afford to lose those benefits. They are predominantly the poor, and, they are the current participants in Medicare Advantage programs.
Medicare itself doesn’t cover most prescription drugs, and, it’s abysmal reimbursement rates to health care providers leaves many seniors on the hook for thousands of dollars in medical expenses. If you are “rich”, you purchase a “Medigap” insurance policy to cover these extra charges, and, purchase Medicare Part D drug coverage. But, the premiums are costly. And, many seniors simply can’t afford them.
For those seniors (25% of all Medicare recipients) , there is Medicare Advantage. Under Medicare Advantage, seniors:
can enroll in comprehensive health plans that resemble the coverage many nonseniors have–often with no extra premium.
But, Medicare Advantage plans are being eliminated under Obamacare. So, if you live, for example, in Ascension, La. you will have to spend $9000 per year (which you don’t have) in order to keep the same benefits you had before Obamacare, or, go without some medical care.
Those of you who were in favor of Obamacare, did you know that this would happen? And, if you didn’t, why didn’t you?
Knowing what will happen under Obamacare, does anyone find the pre-election reemergence of this commercial , paid for with your tax dollars, to be particularly offensive?
I do find it ironic, though, that many Democrats are running on a platform of “don’t vote for Republicans as they will take away your Medicare benefits”. Haven’t the Democrats already done that?
At this point, as a result of Obamacare, there is little left to take.