Loyal Obama supporters now realizing they, too, are victims of Obamacare
by: J. D. Heyes
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I’ve said before, although it is not much of a consolation, that even those who support Barack Obama and his signature healthcare reform law were going to be hurt by it just like those of us who have never supported either the man or his law.
Millions of American supporters of the president and his law believed all the lies he told about Obamacare. Repeatedly, over the course of years, the president said, “If you like your plan, you can keep you plan” (a lie); “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” (a lie); and that premiums would go down by $2,500 (a lie for most people).
Now, as they either receive cancellation notices from their current insurance providers or try to go sign up for coverage via an Obamacare exchange, they are discovering that even the true believers aren’t exempt from the ravages of the law, as reported by ProPublica:
San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election.
Since 1995, Hammack and Brothers have received their health coverage from Kaiser Permanente, where Brothers worked until 2009 as a dietitian and diabetes educator. “We’ve both been in very good health all of our lives – exercise, don’t smoke, drink lightly, healthy weight, no health issues, and so on,” Hammack [said].