Sentinel Stories: Dealing with HealthCare.gov Representatives, “Come on guys! This is elementary web design!”

Andrew Fuller is a self-employed Virginia resident who has been purchasing a health insurance plan from the individual market for himself, his wife and three children for more than a decade.  He currently has a core share policy with a monthly premium of $417 per month from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.  It has a $1,500 deductible per individual with $10,000 maximum out of pocket expenses. 

But Obamacare came along, and now all of that has to change.

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Sentinel Story: “Affordable Care Act, That’s a Misnomer If I Ever Heard One”

Our first reaction when we got the letter: I was so enraged and so was Jim.  And we had to just step back from it and just process it and look at what’s really going on in this country.  – Vicki White, Alabama

After nearly 10 years with the individual “blue” plan from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, with a premium of $402 per month and a $5,000 out of pocket deductible, Vicki and Jim White received a letter in the mail that infuriated them.  They are a hardworking, responsible, healthy couple, so they chose a health insurance plan with a higher deductible, and were putting money in a health savings account. 

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Sentinel Story: Michelle, Living With Kidney Failure Under the Shadow of Obamacare

Living With An Illness and the Hazard of Obamacare

For the past three years, Michelle Moore has been on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.  She undergoes dialysis on a regular basis, just to stay alive in the interim.  Waking up, she often wonders how she’ll feel that day.  Some days, she doesn’t feel as well as she’d like.  But she keeps on going, living her life, and waiting patiently.

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Sentinels in Action: Summer Slam to Stop Obamacare

This August we’re working to defund Obamacare. A group of North Carolina Sentinels are leading the charge in their state. They are implementing the plan outlined below. Contact them to join the effort in North Carolina, or replicate their efforts in your state.

We welcome Sentinels across the country to work with us and each other to defund Obamacare.

NC Sentinels: Summer Slam to Stop Obamacare

Republicans in Congress promised to stop Obamacare. It can be done. But it won’t be done unless we, the grassroots, demand it, as Senator Ted Cruz has said.  The Continuing Resolution will be voted on in September and is our last chance to stop this train wreck.

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Sentinel Stories: Lourdes Mulligan Came to Call The U.S. Her Beloved Home

Don’t let the culture of this country die.  It’s too beautiful.  It’s too rich.Lourdes Mulligan

Lourdes Mulligan, a Cuban immigrant who came here as a young girl under political asylum, knows firsthand what it is to live without freedom; she lived under Fidel Castro’s oppressive communist government.  Now a U.S. citizen, she’s doing everything she can to keep America great and to prevent it from becoming increasingly similar to her native country of Cuba. 

Fleeing Cuba: “No Place to Bring Up Children”

In 1961, Lourdes Martinez was just a young girl living in Cuba with her parents, Mario and Carmelina, and her two siblings, an older brother, Mario III, who was born blind, and a younger sister, Maria.  Her father was both a dentist and an instructor at the University of Havana working hard to support his family.

In 1959 when Castro came to power, Dr. Martinez, like many other Cubans, was optimistic.  But it soon became clear – from the firing squads, secret police, and mass jailings – that life was going to get worse.  Dr. Martinez began to store weapons in his house for the Bay of Pigs, a failed attempt and part of a broader effort by the U.S. to unseat the Cuban government through covert operations.

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