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Saturday, October 18, 2014

 

Obama's "Affordable Health Care" Making health care unaffordable.


As the New York Times explains,

Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending weeks in a hospital intensive care unit, and has a second, smaller aneurysm that needs monitoring.

But her new plan has a $6,000 annual deductible, meaning that Ms. Wanderlich, who works part time at a landscaping company outside Chicago, has to pay for most of her medical services up to that amount. She is skipping this year’s brain scan and hoping for the best.

“To spend thousands of dollars just making sure it hasn’t grown?” said Ms. Wanderlich, 61. “I don’t have that money.”

Patricia Wanderlich may well "bend the cost curve down" (in Obama's famous phrase) by dying from an unmonitored aneurysm on her brain. I suspect that was always part of the plan.  

If you were one of Obama's "1%" a $6000 deductible would not be a big deal to monitor a blood vessel whose bursting could kill you or put you in a coma for the rest of your life.  For people like Patricia Wanderlich, taking a pain pill will have to do.

As we can see from the Obama administration's reaction to Ebola, individuals don't count.  It's the collective that's important.  If a few, or a few hundred or even a few thousand die in a country of 300 million, the theoreticians and ideologues are willing to make that sacrifice.  Especially because they are certain that they won't be the ones dying.  

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Comments:
Yes and that is the rub isn't it. The Obama elites can make life and death decisions on theory, without ever having to worry about the real life consequences of those decisions. But on the other hand, life has a way to sneaking up on you when you least expect it. So stay tuned.
 
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