Thursday, October 3, 2013

Obamacare Wins

Executives of health insurance companies who denied affordable coverage to people with pre-existing conditions should rot in prison forever. That the motherfuckers can no longer do that to anyone is the single greatest thing about Obamacare.


Update: An acquaintance of mine in another state who is working for the exchange tells me that people with pre-existing conditions were calling in droves today.

Of course they are. These poor people are desperate to get get some insurance and any society that would just let them hang out there in the wind is barbaric. If nothing else works in Obamacare, the fact that people who are already sick (or just have some kind of diagnosis) will be able to access affordable health care makes it a success.

What a relief it must be for these folks to be covered. I sure hope that not even one of them or any member of their family will ever vote for Republicans again. They literally wanted them to just ... well ... die.

*She also says that people are really shocked to find out that these plans are high quality because of the 10 essential benefits, especially the chronic disease management and no monetary caps. People who've been round the private insurance block know exactly what a godsend that is.
And from Think Progress, the repugs' biggest nightmare:

Butch Matthews is a 61-year-old former small business owner from Little Rock, Arkansas who used to wake up every morning at 4 A.M. to deliver canned beverages to retailers before retiring in 2010. A lifelong Republican, he was heavily skeptical of the Affordable Care Act when it first passed. “I did not think that Obamacare was going to be a good plan, I did not think that it was going to help me at all,” he told ThinkProgress over the phone.

But after doing a little research, Matthews eventually realized how much the law could help him. And on Tuesday, his local Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) provider confirmed that he would be able to buy a far better plan than his current policy while saving at least $13,000 per year through Arkansas’ Obamacare marketplace.


So what would Matthews tell other Americans who are skeptical about Obamacare? “I would tell them to learn more about it before they start talking bad about it,” he noted. “Be more informed, get more information, take your time and study and not just go by just what you hear on one side or the other. Actually check the facts on it.”

“I still am a very strong Republican, but this… I’m so happy that this came along,” he continued. “Our home is paid for, vehicle’s paid for, this is our expense that we have. We have more expense on medical care than everything else put together, so this is going to be a great help for us.”

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