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Author: Subject: Because of Obamacare, I've lost my former health coverage
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Because of Obamacare, I've lost my former health coverage

President Obama said, "If you like your health plan, you can keep your plan." But, he lied--tens of millions of people have learned they cannot keep their same health coverage. Perhaps the worst part is, he KNEW he was lying--his advisers told him it wasn't true, but he continued to say it, anyway.

I have been covered by a non-government charity health clinic administered by the Sisters of St. Francis (a Roman Catholic order). I went in for my annual evaluation, to get my clinic card renewed, and was told the program is ending. Their pharmacy, from which I have gotten thousands of dollars' worth of medicine at no cost to me, will be sending out the medical prescription scripts to whatever pharmacy the patients select.

What killed the program? Obamacare! My case worker told me to sign up for Medicaid, the government program for poor people, which has been expanded under Obamacare. It is notorious for underpaying for medical services and for limiting medical and pharmacy medicine choices.

Because it underpays for so many health services, many doctors decline to take Medicaid patients. (A less severe position is for a doctor to take a limited number of Medicaid patients, thus taking a pay cut to serve some poor people, but not limiting the number so as not to ruin their own financial prospects.)

I will have to make copayments for my medicines, the amount depending on which list the medication is on.

As bad as it is to read of the harm Obamacare has been causing the country--people having their health insurance cancelled, people losing income because their hours are cut to make them part-time employees, people having their health insurance rates go up, etc.--it really hit home when the health coverage I have enjoyed for years was cancelled, and I was told to put myself at the mercies of government-health-care-for-the-poor.angrymad2
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[*] Post 481905 posted on 27-12-2013 at 07:20 Reply With Quote

Maybe it is time to look for better paid work, Scholar. or is the employment situation very bad where you live?
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[*] Post 481909 posted on 27-12-2013 at 10:54 Reply With Quote

Maybe it's time to stop expecting charity.
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