I Got a Million of ’em, I Tell Ya! Rodney Dangerfield but for Millions of Americans Obamacare is No Joke!

I Got a Million of 'em, I Tell Ya!  Rodney Dangerfield

I Got a Million of ’em, I Tell Ya! Rodney Dangerfield

When Rodney says, “I Got a Million of ’em, I Tell Ya!  he’s referring to jokes, but for millions of Americans, Obamacare is no joke!  There are millions of real life stories just like the one below happening now.

The most egregious lie of all the Obama lies about Obamacare – “I can tell you as the father of two young girls, I would not want any plan that interferes with the relationship between a family and their doctor,” Obama said from the East Room in the White House.”  This couple cannot even use the same hospital, let alone their doctor!

As we’ve all heard, many people across America are losing their insurance coverage because of Obama Care. Here’s an excerpt from an email from a family in New Hampshire who is going through this right now.

A week ago I learned that my family’s current health insurance plan would be terminated as of January 1st. In recent weeks millions of other American families got the same bad news. We received no official termination letter but noticed deep in a 110 page packet from the insurance company that our premiums had changed as well as our policy number. We had to call the insurance company to find out what was going on. The phone lines were jammed. We were put on hold. Eventually we got through and we were told that if we did nothing, we would automatically be enrolled in the cheapest plan available to us, a bronze plan with premiums totaling nearly $19,000 a year (covering three of us), 70% more than we are currently paying, with an $11,000 deductible, (10% higher than our current plan). Of course our plan would no longer be considered sub-standard (per the government’s definition) as we now would be covered for such services as maternity and newborn care (my wife has had a hysterectomy) speech therapy, substance abuse, behavioral health and other services that there’s no chance of us ever needing.

Our second option was a silver plan that would have cost us over $22,500 a year in premiums, 105% above my current cost. Our third option was to drop our coverage altogether and try to run the gauntlet of the federally run New Hampshire health care exchange where we could “shop” for new insurance. The only problem is that there’s no shopping as there’s only one option (Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield) and it only covers some of the doctors and hospitals in the state. More than a third of the hospitals in the state are not included in the plan. The hospital we use, the largest in Nashua is not included.

I tell you, with my (NEW) doctor, I don’t get no respect. I told him, “I’ve swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills.” He told me to have a few drinks and get some rest.  Rodney Dangerfield

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