You wouldn’t expect to see a headline that reads “Obamacare Will Double My Premium” on the Daily Kos website. Daily Kos is about as far left as new media news sources come. Proceeds from the website help to fuel the progressive movement within America.
Liberal blogger Tirge Caps posted the following article more than two weeks ago. However, it has only recently gone viral as those opposed to Obamacare have caught wind.
“My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who don’t go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe.
Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wife’s rate is gong to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284.
I am canceling insurance for us and I am not paying any fucking penalty. What the hell kind of reform is this?
Oh, ok, if we qualify, we can get some government assistance. Great. So now I have to jump through another hoop to just chisel some of this off. And we don’t qualify, anyway, so what’s the point?
I never felt too good about how this was passed and what it entailed, but I figured if it saved Americans money, I could go along with it.
I don’t know what to think now. This appears, in my experience, to not be a reform for the people.
What am I missing?
I realize I will probably get screamed at for posting this, but I can’t imagine I am the only Californian who just received a rate increase from Kaiser based on these new laws.”
Caps was right- People are screaming on the liberal site. One reader writes, “Wah! Wah! I hate Obamcare! You sound like Ted Cruz.” Another tries to claim Caps is lying, “He’s probably dead wrong on the details here-” One even blames Caps’ price increase on the insurance company, “So basically Kaiser raped you on renewal and tried to blame it on ACA. If this isn’t proof that this whole industry needs reform nothing else is.”
There are a few readers who seem not to be choked by the Stockholm Syndrome of Obamacare. One reader says, “I am not looking for anything more and I don’t want to pay more. Thank you for the NEW BENEFITS but I didn’t ask for them. I am happy with our current plan. And for double the rate increase, no thank you. I came in to buy a Nissan, not a Mercedes.”