posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 09:28 AM
More fun and games from the land of Obamacare!
Here we have a
father and his
who carried their own insurance prior to Obamacare, and it got cancelled.
Being the responsible citizens they are, he tried to enroll them in other private options.
Peter McCurdy was informed months ago that his HSA insurance would no longer be allowed under the Affordable Care Act. Begrudgingly, the Painesville,
Ohio, pastor signed up for health insurance under the federal exchange when he decided he couldn’t afford private options.
Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the only options the exchange will allow will only cover he and his wife in a paid plan, and all his
children must be put on Medicaid (CHIP).
McCurdy explained that as he was applying — over the phone he said because the website wasn’t working — he was told he couldn’t sign his
children up for insurance on his plan because they might be covered under the state’s Medicaid program.
Then, not only was he forced into putting his children in Medicaid, but thanks to the problems with Obamacare, none of the Medicaid applications have
been referred to the states from the feds. So, none of the new Medicaid applicants have gone to the states for processing, and none of them have any
coverage as of now whether they qualified or not.
“Ohioans who applied for health care benefits on the federal website (www.Healthcare.gov) but were denied because that system determined they might
be eligible for Ohio Medicaid instead were notified by the federal government that an application was forwarded on their behalf to Ohio to determine
Medicaid eligibility,” a fact sheet from the state about the issue explained. “However, because of glitches in Healthcare.gov, the federal
government did not transfer those applications to the State.”
That in and of itself is a problem.
However, what really makes me angry is that here we have a family that was previously paying their way and not on federal aid. Now, thanks to
Obamacare, their prior insurance in cancelled, and they are not allowed to even try to purchase coverage for their family. Instead, their children
be put on Medicaid whether they want it or not.
How many other people are similarly being forced onto welfare roles because of this?