HolyCoast: ObamaCare Creating National Confusion
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

ObamaCare Creating National Confusion

And it's only just begun:
Two weeks after President Barack Obama signed the big health care overhaul into law, Americans are struggling to understand how — and when — the sweeping measure will affect them.

Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors' offices, human resources departments and business groups.

"They're saying, 'Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?' " said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states.

McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage. That widespread misconception may have originated in part from distorted rhetoric about the legislation bubbling up from the hyper-partisan debate about it in Washington and some media outlets, such as when opponents denounced it as socialism.

"We tell them it's not free, that there are going to be things in place that help people who are low-income, but that ultimately most of that is not going to be taking place until 2014," McLean said.

Adults with pre-existing conditions are frustrated to learn that insurers won't have to cover them until 2014 (though those under 18 will be protected in late September); then they become both hopeful and confused upon learning that a federal high-risk pool for them will be established in the next few months. "Health insurance is so confusing. You add this on top of it and it makes it even more confusing," McLean said.

For months and months Obama, the Dems and the media have been telling people about all the cool stuff they'd get if only the Republicans would get out of the way and let them pass the bill. Now that the bill has passed, the people want all the cool free stuff.

Guess what, America, you got punked! You're not going to get any cool free stuff. It will never be free, and for those who think it's cool to have your neighbors pay your bill, that's not going to happen for awhile either. If you're sick now, you're still screwed.

This may do more to kill Democrats in November than anything the GOP will do.


Linda said...

We've got a bunch of stupid people in America!

Nightingale said...

Didn't I tell you...they all think they're going to get a free Blue Cross PPO-type insurance?!

Wait until they find out that Obamacare is nothing more than expanded Medi-Cal. Wait until the older (over 50) crowd with pre-existing conditions are told they're too expensive to treat. Wait until the rest of these folks are sitting in a waiting room with 100 of their newest best friends, waiting HOURS to see a "health care practitioner" for an appointment that took 6 months to get.

Welcome to hope and change.