Hillary Clinton: Remember When Obama Promised that ObamaCare Would Drive Down Healthcare Costs by $2500 a Year
Where are Those Promised Savings?
(AP) Walt Whitlow a self-employed remodeling contractor from Texas was receiving treatments for cancer when he received an unwelcome surprise–his ObamaCare subsidy got slashed which now meant that his ObamaCare premium quadrupled and his deductible went from $900 to $4,600
Hundreds of thousands of people are losing their ObamaCare subsidies and/or even their healthcare coverage, when they get tangled in a web of paperwork problems about income, citizenship and taxes.
Don’t you just love more-and-more government bureaucracy — Hillary Clinton and Socialist Bernie Sanders want to expand government for all. Good Grief…
Some people are dealing with serious illnesses like cancer. Ana Grando was scheduled for breast reconstruction surgery when she was notified that her ObamaCare coverage would be cancelled because of questions about her legal immigration status. — Legal Aids was able to get that matter cleared up but Grando’s ObamaCare financial subsidy was suspended.
Lynn Herrin became irritated when she received a bill from the IRS for $700 after they determined she received to large of an ObamaCare subsidy — One of about 2 Million Americans who received bills from the IRS of an average of $860 to repay ObamaCare subsidies.
Since Herrin was already having difficulty finding a doctor that would even accept ObamaCare she cancelled the health insurance plan. Subsequent to her diagnoses of oral and neck cancer, her medical costs depleted the families life savings of about $70,000 for cancer treatments.
The Fed’s have confirmed ObamaCare has terminated some 470,000 people that had enrolled in the ACA last year because of unresolved issues involving documentation, immigration status and citizenship.
When there are documentation issues the Fed’s claim, consumers have about 3 months to straighten out the snafu. (When has anyone been able to straighten out anything with federal bureaucrats in three months?)
Walt Whitlow, the Texas cancer patient said that he was blindsided. Whitlow requested that Healthcare.gov contact him by mail, he only found out that his ObamaCare subsidy was slashed when his doctor’s office called his family. Not only was he now on the hook for the full unsubsidized premium costs but now he was facing far higher co-pays and a $4600 deductible too.
“It kind of blew my mind,” said Whitlow, he said that he submitted bank statements to prove his income but apparently that was not sufficient.
Grando a legal immigrant from Brazil, lives with her daughter in North Carolina and under ObamaCare legal immigrants are entitled to obtain healthcare coverage but the paperwork battle first over her immigration status and then over her income was “a huge stress” she said. The family spent ‘hours’ on the phone with bureaucrats from Healthcare.gov as Grando was preparing for her breast reconstruction surgery.
Isn’t government managed healthcare just peachy?
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