I make it a point to not pay much attention to what is going on in government- my time is much more valuable. Health care is the one issue that I cannot ignore, at least once a year, as I see my family’s insurance bill rise yet again. This year it was slated to go up another $275 per month- and that would have been for coverage only on the Front Range of Colorado where we live and a few other locations! If we traveled to Utah for example we would not have been covered! If someone can explain the logic behind this, and the legality, I would like to hear it.

For some background, before the ACA- the Affordable Care Act (which I like to call the Affordable Care my Ass act), before health care became affordable, my family had very adequate coverage, a low deductible, low copay, and we were covered wherever we went and whatever we did. We paid about $450 a month for that coverage as part of a small business owners’ group plan.  That plan become illegal under the ACA (not enough money in it for Big Business).

Now that health care has become affordable, to get the same coverage would cost us around $2200 a month.  As it stands, this year we chose a short-term plan, the cheapest option available at about $650 per month.  From my perspective it amounts to nothing more than a payoff to keep the government off our backs, as we essentially have no health care. We have a very high deductible, no copay, and nearly everything is paid out of pocket. Basically none of us will go to a doctor this year. But at least we are “covered” beyond our own back yard. If we are injured on a trip outside of Colorado, we do have “coverage”, whatever that means.

 

 

 

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Let it be known that my affordable health care has increased by nearly $100 again this year. I am now paying nearly $1000 a month- very affordable! I paid about $450 dollars a month before it became affordable.  Thank you to Barack Obama, Congress, and Cigna for all your help with this matter. I am so happy to support big business, giant healthcare concerns, Wall Street, and all the entitled millions of Americans, and non-Americans, that need my help.

I am not one to waste much time on the political process. Yes, I used the word “waste” very intentionally. But for this election I plan to pay attention. I am going to become a one issue voter. And that issue is health care.

Yesterday I received a call from my insurance agent who informed me that my current plan, which had been grandfathered in when so-called “affordable care” came along, will not be renewed next year. My monthly costs had already more than doubled since things become affordable. I am now paying close to $750 dollars a month for three of us. Our bill was about $350 a month on my small business plan for the exact same coverage before becoming affordable. Our monthly bill may rise another $100 or $150 a month I am told. I can only take so much of this.

So, my plan for the election will be to support the candidate who will do away with this affordable care menace completely. Plain and simple. That will be my one issue. I do not care if Roe v. Wade is abolished, I do not care if every felon and certified lunatic is given an assault weapon, I do not care if we finally end up at war with Russia, or if we send the military to our southern border. As long as my one issue is resolved.

God bless America.