President Obama made remarks on the economy Wednesday, lamenting inequality in America. Of course, he blames everyone but himself and the big government he promotes for the state of things.
President Obama and his administration are scrambling to “fix” Obamacare to appease the demands of Democrat lawmakers who are utterly embarrassed – and whose prestigious positions are threatened – by the debacle.
“I think it’s fair to say the rollout has been rough so far,” Mr. Obama said Thursday afternoon as he gave the country an update on the botched Obamacare rollout. “I completely get how upsetting this can be to a lot of Americans,” he said.
He added, “we’re going to do everything we can to help Americans who have received these cancellation notices,” but he also remarked that he “will not accept proposals that are just another brazen attempt to repeal the overall law.” He said it’s unacceptable to return to the previous system.
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.
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.