Andy and Amy Mangione of Louisville, Ky. and their two boys are just the kind of people who should be helped by ObamaCare. But they recently got a nasty surprise in the mail.
“When I saw the letter when I came home from work,” Andy said, describing the large red wording on the envelope from his insurance carrier, “(it said) ‘your action required,benefit changes, act now.’ Of course I opened it immediately.”
It had stunning news. Insurance for the Mangiones and their two boys,which they bought on the individual market, was going to almost triple in 2014 — from $333 a month to $965.
The insurance carrier made it clear the increase was in order to be compliant with the new health care law.
“This isn’t a Cadillac plan, this isn’t even a silver plan,” Mangione said, referring to higher levels of coverage under ObamaCare.
I vacillate almost daily between wanting to fight to delay and/or completely nuke this monstrosity to wanting it fully implemented in a hurry so that the public can find out just how full of it the “Oh, it’s going to be wonderful!” press and politicians are.
My thought on the latter route is that, while these kinds of programs are very difficult to undo once done, this one will have such an immediate and overwhelmingly negative impact that the public backlash will get it taken care of. Most of these federal behemoth programs take awhile to begin showing their ugly sides; that most definitely will not be the case with the PPACA. This one is gonna leave a mark and it is gonna do it right away.