Archive for the 'health insurance' Category

My ObamaCare Decision: Defer Until Next Year!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

As recent readers to my blog know I’ve been going through the process of collecting information to make a decision about my family’s health insurance needs for the future. I’ve made that decision, enacted it, and now am free-and-clear to resume living my life until this time next year when I’ll need to decide what to do for 2015.

Obama Un-Cancels non-ACA Plans … But Will ACA Plans Still be Affordable?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Ok, so on the surface this is good for me. It lets me keep my plan. (Edit: no, it won’t. New Hampshire has opted not to extend the cancelation deadline, likely for the reasons I originally detailed below). But… we’re also still mandating that insurance companies must take people with pre-existing conditions. And now we’re (effectively) saying […]

Obama Apologizes to Those of us Losing Our Great Health Insurance Plans

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

On Wednesday, President Obama sat down with NBC and issued what amounts to a blanket apology to people like me who had very good health insurance plans which will be canceled as a part of ACA/ObamaCare next year (plans that he has called “substandard”). Apology accepted. And Obama also deserves a heartfelt attaboy for stepping up […]

Mr. Obama, I’m Not a “Substandard” Father

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

I don’t hate Barack Obama. I wish the man no ill will and, honestly, I originally liked ObamaCare’s high-level concepts. Ensuring that everyone gets some basic level of healthcare is A-OK by me, and I have gone on record stating that I am OK paying a little more to ensure that happens. I also like […]

ObamaCare’s New Normal: The Healthy Self-Employed Now Pay For Their Sick Neighbors

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Finally the national discussion is beginning to address the big three-and-a-half year old elephant in the room regarding ObamaCare: many (most?) people with individual health care/insurance plans will lose these plans in 2014. Note, for clarity: I’m not saying that we’ll lose access to coverage. We’ll simply lose the plans we have now and be forced […]

You Don’t Have Health Insurance, But I Do

Monday, September 30th, 2013

I’ll start by saying that I think Obamacare will wind up being seen similar to how No Child Left Behind is now: something that was a great idea at the start but through the political machine turned into a steaming pile of insert-your-favorite-noun-here. “Healthcare for the poor” and “all kids getting a good eduction” are […]