I work for a small, locally owned company in Augusta. BlueCross/BlueShield has been our health-care provider for a while, but recently I found out that we have to look for another carrier next year. Why? BlueCross has told us there’ll be a 53 percent increase in the premium rate next year. And why is that? Because Obamacare goes into full swing in 2014.
Congratulations, Obama voters. Yes, you guys really stuck it to the big, mean insurance companies. And now, a $300-a-month policy will cost more than $450 a month. The working citizens (key word here is “working”) are going to cough up the difference to pay for everything. That’s $1,800 a year less than I’ll have to splurge on silly things such as gas, groceries, etc.
I never thought I’d live to see the day when stupidity was so rampant in our national elections. If our Founding Fathers suddenly appeared today, and took a look around at this mess, I’m certain they’d say, “This is not what we had in mind.”