The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Friday, September 08, 2017

ObamaCare is making the middle class the new uninsured

Brace yourself for the next health insurance crisis: The middle class is becoming the new uninsured.

The Affordable Care Act added millions of mostly poor people to the insurance rolls. But the law is driving premiums so high that middle-class people can no longer afford insurance. Several million areexpected to drop coverage in 2018. Under ObamaCare, poor lives matter. Middle-class lives? Not so much.

With GOP lawmakers paralyzed about how to repeal and replace ObamaCare, Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) are swooping in with a plan to keep the floundering health law afloat. Senate hearings began Wednesday.

The senators cloaked themselves in the mantle of bipartisan reasonableness, but don’t be fooled. There’s nothing bipartisan about their scheme. The big losers are middle-class buyers priced out of the individual insurance market and taxpayers footing the bill for the billions in extra spending these fixers are proposing. The winners are insurance companies.



Anonymous said...

This is the group that supports illegals and their free health. Obama and the Politians need to be covered by Obamacare and let them pay their "fair share".

Anonymous said...

The middle class can't afford to carry most everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Insurance now costs double since just before O'care started if not more.

Milk is the same price.
Bread id the same price.
Gas is the same price.
Most everything is same or moderately higher, like 10 to 20%.


Anonymous said...

Going to drop my insurance if it goes up in 2018. Will put what I spend in a savings account, my Dr. bills will use less than 10% of my saved premium

Anonymous said...

I'm in the same boat. Sucks. First time since mid 90s I won't have health insurance.

Anonymous said...

All Liber Alls are Sick ! Ill Eagles go home good e gulls only ! Fly yes

Anonymous said...

9:35 WHAT!!!???