Saturday, August 21, 2010

Obamacare Gets Worse By the Minute

Our friend that's visiting from Pennsylvania is an insurance broker - life, health and disability. He told me that Blue Cross/Blue Shield stopped issuing association plans in Pennsylvania. Those are the plans that small businesses join. If you're a small business owner who wants to offer health insurance, the associations are the way to go. You join up with a whole bunch of other small businesses to get the group rates that are more affordable. I asked our friend if it happened after Obamacare passed, and he answered "of course!"

Now comes the news that those "free" plans for those of us with pre-existing conditions will cost as much as $12,000 a year. That's right. "Free" means $12K a year. That's a tough nut to swallow, especially in this economy. Not only that, you have to be without insurance for six months to even qualify. A lot can happen in six months!

The news comes from Stacy, who's a regular caller to the Rush Limbaugh show. She's the person Rush refers to as his "insurance expert" and she knows her stuff. Read the full transcript here. It's so inane, and it would be funny if the results of this terrible legislation weren't so dreadful.

(H/T Free Republic)

Cross posted from The Lonely Conservative

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