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Rewarding socialism while punishing Americans

Rewarding socialism while punishing Americans
March 01, 2014, 09:48:43 AM
Reid managed to ignite a firestorm when he accused those who complain about canceled policies and higher rates under ObamaCare of flat-out lying.

"There's plenty of horror stories being told,” he said. “All of them are untrue, but they're being told all over America."

Tell that to Linda Deright, who told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto,"There must be six million of us, then. I think we should just call ourselves the liars' club."

Tom Gialanella of Seattle says he got a letter last fall canceling his old policy and laying out details of his ObamaCare option.

"My premiums would increase approximately 61 percent,"he says. I went from $891 a month to $1437 a month and also my deductibles all doubled."

Jeff and Victoria Haidet of North Carolina had been in a high risk pool, an expensive form of coverage for those with serious health problems, but found ObamaCare even more expensive.

"We were a little shocked to see that one come back at even higher rate than what our high risk insurance pool was. That rate came back at$950 a month for the policy, which had higher deductibles than what we had in the high risk pool," Jeff said.

All of which prompted Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell to say, " These people across America, who are losing their insurance, whose jobs are being lost, are not making this up. And no amount of Harry Reid calling everybody a liar changes the facts."


Neither I nor my wife had any faint idea of how expensive US healthcare was, until today. I did a bit of research and concluded, very generally, it is twice as expensive as in Canada.
In the UK, there isn't any up-front charge for services, but taxes are so high that of course, it all becomes an exercise in smoke and mirrors.
We pay somewhere around $150 per month each, for BC Med, which seems like robbery when you almost never use those services. It isn't until you do, as I have, lately, that it gets put into some kind of perspective.

Just wait. American taxes will go up too. Then global sameness will be achieved.

As you can see institutionalized defensive denial isn't an isolated Canadian phenomenon but an ideological one across our hemisphere.