Obamacare Healthcare Insurance Cancellation Outrage Irony

people-politico-healthcare-cancellationsOne of the biggest stories going on right now with the rough beginning of Obamacare is the news that hundreds of thousands, and in the coming years, millions of Americans are going to have their healthcare insurance canceled. On the surface, this seems like a huge blow to those that thought that Obamacare was going to help them. The irony is, these cancellations do help them. Here’s how:

A large portion of these healthcare insurance cancellations are due to the fact that the healthcare policies that these people have are now illegal under Obamacare. They do not meet the minimum coverage guidelines set by Obamacare, the Affordable Healthcare Act. In fact these people should probably be happy about Obamacare because the new regulations stop these policies from being issued which do not cover what insured Americans think they cover.  In fact, these policies were one of the targets of the new regulation because Americans had these policies, got sick or hurt, and then discovered they were not covered. They would end up responsible for the ridiculously high medical bills when they thought they were covered. Now with the new Obamacare regulations on minimum coverage, the aim is to make sure these healthcare insurance policies actually cover treatment.

Before Obamacare became law, your insurance policy could be canceled if you cost the insurance company too much money. You could then be denied coverage by other insurance companies. If you were lucky enough to find a company that would insure a pre-existing condition, then the healthcare policy would be hugely expensive, effectively forcing you to risk it all, including your own life, that things would be OK. This is not a risk anyone should have to take. Now with Obamacare being law, health insurance companies cannot deny you coverage. And since healthcare insurance is now required by law, that means there will be tens of millions more people in these exchanges keeping costs down for everyone.

It was a major failing of President Obama to be so staunch in his reassurance that everyone could keep the healthcare coverage they already had. President Obama knew that millions of healthcare policies would be canceled. This is a huge disappointment and goes against his promise of transparency. Unfortunately they made the choice to keep it as quiet as possible and decide to deal with the blow back once Obamacare was law. Instead of playing the “branding” game with Republicans he should have prepared America for some of the changes that would inevitably come. So in this sense, the outrage is real and earned. However, this should be tempered by the fact that now millions of Americans are not being actively deceived about the bogus healthcare coverage they had.

The real outrage should be focused at the health insurance companies that sold policies that really didn’t cover people. The outrage should be focused at the lifetime payout caps that we once faced. The real outrage should be focused on the broken healthcare system in this country. Does Obamacare fix our healthcare system? No it certainly doesn’t. Does Obamacare help make our broken healthcare system a little bit better? Yes it does.

My hope is through these trials and tribulations we as Americans can finally realize just how far behind we are rest of the first world in healthcare. Our healthcare is based off of making profits off the sick and injured, and ignoring the healthy. With Obamacare each one of us is going to pay a little less overall to the healthcare companies. With Obamacare we can let many of our worries go that it is no longer guaranteed to be personal and financial ruin if you get sick or hurt.

However, we as Americans have to realize that our personal health and the prosperity of our entire nation are dependent on how healthy and secure we are as a people. We must realize that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That cannot happen until healthcare becomes the national defense priority it should be. Only then will we see that socialized medicine is the only sustainable path into a strong future and healthy America.

GOP Shutdown is Subverting Our Democracy


The Republicans and the GOP Leadership are using the government shutdown to take America hostage against the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This can be made no clearer by this document that was sent through the house Republicans. They signed it, and made it their plan, their goal, to shut down the government. The GOP is responsible for the government shutdown, plain and simple.

They want to negotiate something that they have already lost, a long time ago.

  • They lost several elections to health care reform.
  • They have failed to stop it with 41 separate votes in Congress.
  • The Supreme Court of the United States of America has upheld Obamacare.

This guise of the GOP compromising and sitting down to discuss Obamacare happened years ago, and Obamacare is the compromise they got. We would have a single payer system if “health care was rammed down their throat”.

This piecemeal idea to funding government subverts the democratic process we have used to create these programs in the first place. They are simply taking the lives and well beings of America and Americans hostage.

There is a “clean bill” that has passed the senate that will start the government immediately. It will fund everything “as is”. Just like it was before the government shutdown began. There are enough votes and support in Congress to pass this “clean bill” to get everything up and running again. John Boehner simply has to call an up or down vote and this shutdown would be over. However, he is bowing to the minority right wing tea party extremists.

Eighty Republican members of Congress signed a letter which has created the government shutdown. Though they blame the Democrats and President Obama for the shutdown, it is so obvious that the blame for this extortion lies squarely with the GOP.  The Democrats want to pass a budget and get the government working again, but the Republicans are trying to take advantage of the situation. This clip from the Daily Show with John Stewart explains the letter the Republicans signed.

If you would like to skip right to it, start watching at the 5:20 mark. However, I encourage everyone to watch the entire episode. It is fantastic.


It’s OK for Republicans to disagree with Obamacare. It’s OK for them to have the opinion that other government programs and legislation are bad.

It is NOT ok for them to take us all hostage because of their beliefs. In a democratic society you must take the majority opinion over the minority. That is the whole point. If they want to change or modify existing programs or laws they should be drafting legislation to do so. They should NOT be threatening the lives of millions of Americans or the future prosperity of America.

Stop the shutdown immediately! Call a vote on the “clean bill” now.

Please post your thoughts and opinions below as well as on any and all social media that you are involved with so we can get the message out that taking America hostage is WRONG.

Obamacare Health Care Insurance Exchanges Open Today


Whether you are a lover or a hater of Obamacare, the Health Care Insurance Marketplaces opened up today. Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, is a law that was signed by President Parack Obama on March 23, 2010.

The ACA aims to increase the quality and affordability of Health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the cost of healthcare for individuals and the government.

Few measures of Obamacare have been put into place yet, but the biggest step in getting the ACA up and running went into effect today, the Open Healthcare Insurance Marketplace.

The Open Health Care Insurance Marketplace is the main way in which Obamacare hopes to tackle many of these stated goals.

With it all being so new and people from all walks of life already shouting it will save us all or ruin us all it is really too early to tell how it will change American health care.

However, the first and most important thing we must all do is learn about the ACA, Obamacare, and how it can and will affect us. To this end, they have set up a few websites to help Americans learn about the changes.

The best place to start is here: https://www.healthcare.gov/

Most states also have websites set up to help people learn local issues and to work with some of the specifics on a state by state level. This information can be found here: https://www.healthcare.gov/what-is-the-marketplace-in-my-state/

It is far too early to know if this will truly be a good or bad thing for America but the only way we will know is if we learn and educate ourselves along with these changes. This way we have the best understanding as possible. This is a responsibility each and every one of us voting Americans has and should not be taken lightly. So please take some time and look into Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, and learn how the new Health Care Insurance Marketplace will affect you and your family.

Please share your experiences in the comments below so we can get a feel for how people are being affected and using the Open Health Care Insurance Marketplace.