Perhaps this is a psychological disorder, kind of like a victim-syndrome, where if you lose enough others will feel sorry for you or maybe you can simply justify feeling sorry for yourself.
Yes, we’re talking about healthcare again.
I’m’ simply dumbfounded by the idiocy displayed by Montana Democrats when it comes to this issue. Let’s take 3 points:
- First, people in Montana will have a chance to get health insurance once again for 3 months, November 15 to February 15, and then no more until the next November.
- Next, there’s no way anyone in Montana is going to benefit from Obamacare if they don’t have insurance now and don’t want insurance. In fact, it’ll hurt them economically.
- Finally, there is absolutely no plan to help those people that don’t want insurance, that don’t have the money to pay for insurance, and that resent paying fines for not having insurance.
Well, on that last point there is a plan – they vote Republican and Obamacare is repealed at the national level by an act of Congress. This is the wet dream of many in this country, and not all of them are Republicans.
Let me tell you something as well – many more people will be having that dream come November 15 or December or whenever the hell it is they have to pay for that first month of insurance.
But insurance is so good and it helps you and–
Listen, turn the fuck around and get the hell out of here, right now…I’m serious, go now!
To old people, yes, insurance might be a gift from God. But to someone that’s 27 it’s a huge yoke around the neck, just one more monthly bill on an already too-large pile.
You can read what some of those monthly Obamacare bills might look like for a young person, oh…perhaps a struggling Montanan in their 20s or 30s or 40s or even 50s. Hell, many people in this state won’t have money for healthcare until they reach Social Security age, if even then.
But perhaps young struggling families like mine will get some help? Don’t count on it, Bub.
According to Obamacare Facts, you can only get free health insurance if you’re an individual making less than $9,750 or a married couple with two children making less than $27,100.
So much for that, huh? Well, there’s another stipulation that says if you’re a single person making less than 400% of the poverty level – or $45,960 – then you can get subsidies, whatever the hell that means.
Oh, and that only applies if your state didn’t screw around with your future by playing politics, like those responsible politicians in Montana did. Sorry…those idiots in Montana did.
What else could have happened if those scuz-buckets in the 2013 legislature hadn’t been so prone to propaganda? Well, I might’ve been able to pay off my student loans in two years instead of three.
Remember though, people in the Montana Legislature don’t give a fuck about students. What are students good for, after all?
But back to healthcare, just to get an idea of how well Republicans could do with the youth vote if they wanted to in this state, take a look at Forbes:
Even someone earning $20K a year (the average salary for a full-time cashier) and eligible for Obamacare’s rich “cost sharing subsidies” is still going to find coverage pricey. In Pennsylvania, which was the lowest cost of the four states, the annual premium will run $1,620 for a plan that still leaves them with a $600 deductible. In Illinois, that same plan will cost $2,868 annually with the same $600 deductible. Premiums alone will eat up a whopping 14% of their annual income.
The worst thing you can do is buy a new car and take on those monthly payments (unless you want to live in economic slavery), and yet that’s exactly what these folks are telling us to do.
Obamacare in Montana makes absolutely no sense to me because I don’t want health insurance, I don’t want to pay for it, and my employer isn’t large enough to provide it to me. Yeah, I don’t have an employer, but my wife does, and they don’t have enough employees for her to get health insurance.
And yet I’ll sign-up for the stupid stuff in November because I have a family. Unfortunately signing-up for Obamacare ensures my family will be living in poverty for some time to come. But maybe that’s the idea, huh?
Thanks Obama and 2013 Montana Legislature, thanks for fucking up my life.