Many of the president’s most ardent supporters are beginning to choke on the realities they are receiving in the form of a bill. Obama supporter Tom Waschura of Portola Valley, Calif., told the San Jose Mercury News, “I was laughing at Boehner – until the mail came today,” referring to House Speaker John Boehner, who is leading the Republican charge to defund Obamacare.
“I really don’t like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so [filtered word] about this. When you take $10,000 out of my family’s pocket each year, that’s otherwise disposable income or retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy.”
Is Waschura the only person to have experience this rude awakening under Obamacare? “There’s going to be a number of people surprised” by their bills, said Jonathan Wu, a co-founder of ValuePenguin, a consumer finance web site. “The upper-middle class are the people who are essentially being asked to foot the bill, and that’s true across the country.”
People who supported the concept of Obamacare did not realize that they would most likely be the ones paying to insure the 40 million uninsured Americans personally.
The Affordable Care Act will make some policies more expensive because it limits out-of-pocket expenses to $6,350 annually for an individual and $12,700 for a family. The law also restricts the minimum and maximum premiums that people can be charged based on their age, the Mercury News reported.
An example of different costs for age differences: A person 64-years-old can expect to pay five times more than a 21-year-old person. And, beginning Jan. 1, 2014 the ratio will be 3 to 1.
Boehner may not be a genius, but the folks who supported Obamacare are finding out that they were sold a bill of goods.
Former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi was correct when she said the Congress need to pass Obamacare to see what’s in it. Now we know – higher health insurance premiums.
To quote Sen. Harry Reid: “It’s the law of the land.”