Saying that "more Americans support Obamacare than oppose it" still does't make it acceptable. It's not.
If I remember correctly, about 10 years ago, "more Americans supported invasion of Iraq," and we saw how well that went.
Many Americans are ignorant and greedy, and if they (mistakenly) think that they can get some sort of freebie, they'll happily screw their neighbors
and future generations to get it. The problem is, the Obamacare system as currently implemented absolutely stinks. Maybe those of us who oppose
Obamacare are deluded, so I challenge you to prove to me that Obamacare is the right choice for me and my spouse.
1. Go to the "official" website for a quote... www.healthcare.gov...
2. Enter the following information to get a quote: a) I'm looking for coverage for myself or my family; b) Health; c) Florida; d) Orange
County; e) Person #1 age 46/Person #2 age 51; f) Employer coverage is NOT available to anyone in the household; g) Projected household income for
2014: $14,900 h) nobody is pregnant
3. View marketplace plans.
After the query completes, you'll see that the insurance premiums start at $586 /mo with a $12,600 family deductible per year. $6,300 per
individual) That means:
We would pay $7,032 a year for Obamacare "coverage." (approximately 47% of our household income) That would leave us with $7,868 PER YEAR to
live, or $655 per month. Provided we could even live on $655 per month, if we needed to see a doctor, guess how much would ever be covered...
NOTHING, because we wouldn't even come close to being able to meet the annual deductible.
Scenario "B," say only I were to go to the doctor. We pay $7,032 in premiums, $6,300 in deductibles, well, provided we can live on $1,568 per
YEAR, ($130 per month) we may actually be able to benefit except that we'd then be too damn poor to even make the co-payments.
Tell me again how wonderful Obamacare is.
As someone who suffers from Parkinson's disease, diabetes, coronary artery disease and a plethora of other medical ailments I would LOVE to have
insurance, but I just don't have that kind of money to spend. It's damn near impossible to find work, and social security disability has denied my
claims saying that I can always put aside my former very well paying job and work for minimum wage elsewhere. My spouse was laid off, and despite
hundreds of resumes, still hasn't found an employer willing to hire her. We're two steps from homelessness and all the Obama administration and the
DNC can think about is trying to force us to purchase insurance that we can't afford and will never be able to utilize because of the ridiculous
Number of supporters is a horrible way to gauge viability and/or worth.