The administration insists most uninsured young people will be able to buy plans for less than $50 per month. Sounds great, right? The GAO offered statistics that show the catch.
A non-smoking woman, age 30, buying the plan with the lowest possible premium in the state of Virginia would pay $564 per year, or $47 per month. Affordable! . . . Until you realize the deductible is $7,500. That’s how much she has to pay out of pocket before her insurance pays anything. Maybe in a terrible year, full of ailments, she’ll hit it in autumn.
And that’s a bargain compared to some other states. In Vermont, a 30-year-old non-smoking woman can find a plan with a monthly premium of just $56 per month! Except that the deductible is $100,000, according to the GAO report. Sure, you can get a plan with a $3,500 deductible . . . for $292 per month.
Here’s the bottom line: If you’re buying the cheapest policies as a young person, you’re basically paying for nothing. Absent injury, you’re paying for “insurance” that doesn’t cover anything you’re likely to need. In other words, it’s a scam.
But then, everything about Obamacare, from the law itself, to the fraud manipulating it for his own purposes, to the apologist hacks pushing it with lies and deliberate deceits, is a scam. And the Gentry GOP is now muttering about “fixing” Obamacare rather than repealing it.
I suggest we fix the Gentry GOP by retiring it and replacing it with representatives concerned more about the country and its people their their own powers, perks, and fund-raising from corporatist cronies.