The PJ Tatler

Another Obamacare Fail: 'Affordable' but Unusable Insurance

Like a huge piece of falling space junk, the flaming wreckage of the Patient Deflection and Unaffordable Care Act is bombarding the country. the headline in the New York Times says it all:

Many Say High Deductibles Make Their Health Law Insurance All but Useless

Obama administration officials, urging people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, have trumpeted the low premiums available on the law’s new marketplaces. But for many consumers, the sticker shock is coming not on the front end, when they purchase the plans, but on the back end when they get sick: sky-high deductibles that are leaving some newly insured feeling nearly as vulnerable as they were before they had coverage.

“The deductible, $3,000 a year, makes it impossible to actually go to the doctor,” said David R. Reines, 60, of Jefferson Township, N.J., a former hardware salesman with chronic knee pain. “We have insurance, but can’t afford to use it.”

Like the “climate change” hoax, the ACA is a flat-out fraud. It was always intended to be a crowbar in the American health-care system, a deliberate spanner in the works in order to Cloward-Piven medicine and, once wrecked, issue a demand for the “single payer” (i.e. government run) nationalized health care. We’ve been had.

In many states, more than half the plans offered for sale through HealthCare.gov, the federal online marketplace, have a deductible of $3,000 or more, a New York Times review has found. Those deductibles are causing concern among Democrats — and some Republican detractors of the health law, who once pushed high-deductible health plans in the belief that consumers would be more cost-conscious if they had more of a financial stake or skin in the game.

“We could not afford the deductible,” said Kevin Fanning, 59, who lives in North Texas, near Wichita Falls. “Basically I was paying for insurance I could not afford to use.” He dropped his policy.

If America is smart, it will drop Obamacare at first possible moment.