Do Not Laugh!

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My heart bleeds:


Many in New York’s professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama’s health care plan. But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors, lawyers and others are learning that their health insurance plans are being canceled and they may have to pay more to get comparable coverage, if they can find it.

They are part of an unusual, informal health insurance system that has developed in New York, in which independent practitioners were able to get lower insurance rates through group plans, typically set up by their professional associations or chambers of commerce. That allowed them to avoid the sky-high rates in New York’s individual insurance market, historically among the most expensive in the country.       

But under the Affordable Care Act, they will be treated as individuals, responsible for their own insurance policies. For many of them, that is likely to mean they will no longer have access to a wide network of doctors and a range of plans tailored to their needs. And many of them are finding that if they want to keep their premiums from rising, they will have to accept higher deductible and co-pay costs or inferior coverage.

Go here to read the rest, unbelievably enough, at the New York Times.  Yeah, the law of unintended consequences can be a real bear, especially when you support passing a bill in order, in the inimitable words of Nancy Pelosi, to find out what is in it.  Ah, schadenfreude, it is indeed a dish best served cold!

9 Responses to Do Not Laugh!

  • All these liberal progressives deserve exactly what they are getting. I personally am glad they will suffer the consequences of their support for Obamacare.

  • Redistributive plan turns out to be redistributive

    guess people feel nicer supporting that in the abstract

  • There is some justice left in this world. HAHAHA. Stay healthy, everyone!

    Poor liberals, they never realised that their dear leader was a Manchurian candidate sponsored by the insurance industry to force people into high-premium, high-deductible plans.

    Now that the ACA is gouging the “cultural elites” we may see some action. After all, it was the Stamp Act, levied on lawyers and printers that really got the Revolutionary sentiment rolling.

  • “Poor liberals, they never realised that their dear leader was a Manchurian candidate sponsored by the insurance industry to force people into high-premium, high-deductible plans.”

    Interesting conspiracy theory but no

  • I generally put little stock in conspiracy theories, just because I have a hard
    time believing that large numbers of people could be so organized for so long
    as to pull something like placing a manchurian candidate in office. So yeah, I
    don’t think that it was some vast, deep-cover conspiracy behind the empty suit
    we currently have in the white house.

    It is interesting, however, to note that the day Obamacare was passed by
    congress, the insurance giants like Aetna and Humana saw a considerable surge
    in their stock prices…

    Oh, and the tears of these liberal elites are a sweet, sweet nectar– a balm to my soul.

  • Obama will work with insurance companies wherever he can, but I don’t get the sense that if they objected to something he really wanted to do he’d care all that much.

    Democrats have wanted some kind of national health insurance program since FDR/Truman, it’s not new.

  • Clinton: The Bolshevic Revolt that brought communism to the world for over a century was fomented by 79 people who were promised Religious Freedom by Lenin. After Czar Nicholas and his family were executed, the Bolshevics asked for Religious Freedom and it is said that Lenin laughed them out of his office. Constant vigilance is the price of freedom. These people have no idea, none at all, that the law is being used against them instead of for them.

  • As the cliché goes, they are in denial. Eyes shut tight, ears stopped up, they repeat the mantra over and over. How can such well educated, affluent people seem so incapable of logic?

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