Remember when ♡bamaCare!!! was going to save you money by eliminating waste and fraud?
Yeah… about that:
According to the Associated Press, “Hundreds of thousands of people lose subsidies under the health law, or even their policies, when they get tangled in a web of paperwork problems involving income, citizenship and taxes. Some are dealing with serious illnesses like cancer.”
It hardly comes as a surprise that deeper government involvement in health insurance has led to increased red tape for patients. The American Action Forum estimates that the regulations issued under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “will cost businesses and individuals more than $45 billion and will require approximately 165 million hours of paperwork in order to comply.”
Now imagine you’re a cancer patient of modest means trying to figure out which ObamaCare policy to buy that will both cover your treatment, preferably at the provider of your choice, and be, as the law’s moniker suggests, affordable. Then imagine that you get churned about in the wheels of bureaucracy and end up with either no coverage or coverage you can’t afford.
Walt Whitlow, a self-employed remodeling contractor from Volente, Texas, who suffers from throat cancer, told the AP his subsidy was revoked without his knowledge, causing his premium to quadruple and his deductible to more than quintuple — a state of affairs he discovered only when his doctor’s office called.
That Means It’s Working™