It is now painfully clear that all criticism or questioning of our President’s signature legislation is now officially prohibido.
Consider this an UPDATE to last week’s “Attempting to Silence #Obamacare’s Victims“:
So let’s review, shall we?
- A woman fighting cancer has an insurance plan she likes.
- She LOSES that plan due to Obamacare (…thanks again for that, Mr. President…).
- She spends months trying to figure out how to replace it, causing tremendous stress in an already stressful time.
- She ends up with a plan that, while having an initially cheaper premium, also contains all sorts of out-of-pocket expenses which she has no clue when they’ll hit during the year.
There’s one more very real concern here which no one has addressed (yet): Ms. Boonstra might still end up losing her doctor, expressly due to Obamacare’s Reimbursement Rates. Just as with Medicare and Medicaid, having doctor’s reimbursement levels dictated by the government doesn’t make the actual costs TO the doctor less expensive. Increasingly, many doctors are simply opting out of Obamacare altogether.
Obviously, plenty of doctors are taking a ‘wait-and-see’ approach and are attempting to ride it out this year, but that doesn’t mean they won’t change their minds, with oncology specialists like the one Ms. Boonstra uses being among the most likely to leave first.
In short, this whole mess has created enormous chaos and uncertainty in a situation that didn’t need any more of either.
But sure, Lefties, go ahead and tell this lady that she’s crazy.
If this all strikes you as eerily familiar, it’s because we saw this almost exact scenario just a few months back in November 2013, when a cancer victim dared to raise her hand and complain about losing her coverage.
Must just be a coincidence:
Then, as with Ms. Boonstra today, the compassionate-&-caring Democratic response was to yell at this American citizen, tell her she’s nuts, and remind her that Obamacare is supremely wonderful, so just shut up already…
Oh, and don’t forget about Bill Elliot, yet another cancer patient who complained about losing his insurance. If you’ll recall, he was promptly slapped with an IRS audit for his troubles.
My, oh, my, …those “coincidences” just seem to keep piling up, don’t they?
There have been a myriad of other instances, of course, where people have been hurt by the Affordable Care Act. And it should be noted that they aren’t being reported by right-leaning sources, either:
“…The Washington Post, for example, writes about Obamacare’s “biggest losers” who had their plans canceled but could not access the health exchange to get another plan to begin coverage January 1. One man, John Gisler, was forced to look outside the exchange, forgoing thousands of dollars in subsidies, because the plan for his son with a rare degenerative disease was canceled and he could not access HealthCare.gov to buy a new one in time.
The Los Angeles Times writes about many people who have fared badly under Obamacare, including Jennifer Harris, whose old plan was canceled and who found the cheapest alternative under Obamacare is nearly 243 percent more than her old one…”
These examples, plus others which received far less attention, constitute an extremely troubling trend. Basically, if you complain about Obamacare, the best you can hope for is to be ignored and at worst, attacked.
This entire sordid situation clearly warrants more than just a few questions be answered, properly, by both our leaders and the media itself.
Too bad that seems to no longer be allowed in Obama’s America.