Your not kidding, bumpy ride!
I'm not at all impressed with what's coming down the pike. As a matter of fact I'm downright disappointed. I am hoping and praying something is done by our Federal government and soon! The way I describe the ACHA is it's a train wreck that is coming to your home and fast!
Presently, I'm on Medicare for a disability, I have no complaints about the less than $200 yearly copay and 80-20% plan. I do take exception to not being able to get gap insurance until I reach 65 years old. That, I think, is unfair. I have Part D for medicine and it doesn't have a doughnut hole, because I have a state subsidy. The first three months my copay is about $3-$5.00. The rest of the year it's zero copay. I consider myself blessed to have this kind of insurance. In contrast my ex-husband/close friend of more than 30 years had a heart attack in the Spring. Since he cannot work he had to drop his private insurance that paid almost everything. Now, all he is eligible for is Medicaid. Most decent doctors don't accept Medicaid, because the pay rate for the doctors is extremely low. Forget about a private cardiologist, he has to go to the county clinic to see one. He has to wait all morning to see the doctor who is actually a resident doctor that is supervised by a cardiologist, with about 30 other patients. The clinic is open two days a week. There are rotating doctors, so he won't be able to see the same doctor more than once in a while. This is substandard, but it's all he can get. He was looking forward to Obama care until he found out how extremely expensive it is yesterday. He can get the Gold program for $680.00 a month! This is the program that has major medical which is what he needs. The basic program is $250.00, but it doesn't afford him specialists, only clinics. It's basically the same thing as Medicaid which stinks. So much for quality medical care brought to us by the "Affordable Health Care Act".
The way Obama care is supposed to work is the following; the younger you were the more inexpensive the insurance. It's not a reality. Barack Obama promised this, he did not deliver! The price of decent insurance is not affordable. I'm definitely not impressed with the "Affordable Care Act" insurance program.
If you know news like I do, I expected this to happen. The unions have exemptions for the ACHA, so do the major companies like Campbells and Walmart, etc, etc. Federal employees or employees of the government are also exempt. The Senate and the Legislature got a special exemption two weeks ago, also.
So, if you ask me if I like the "Affordable Health Care Act", you will know my opinion.
I sure hope something is done about this fiasco. We shall see what happens with the Legislature, since the Senate has passed the act back to them yesterday.
I am interested in finding out what other peoples personal experience is. Please do write and tell me. I'm really wondering how Obama care is being experienced by regular people. I've heard enough in the news. Now I would like to hear from real people.
Never, never give up!
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
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