(Un)Affordable Care Act disaster should be exposed

October 30, 2013 

The media is not accurately covering the failures of Obama, from the failure to even attempt to save Americans under attack in Benghazi to the (Un)Affordable Care Act.

In Florida alone over 300,000 citizens have been notified that due to the ACA their insurance, which Obama lied and said they could keep, has been canceled! For almost all of them, and others, their insurance costs will go up and their coverage will go down with higher premiums and deductibles.

In fact with few exceptions, for those with pre-existing conditions and very low incomes, everyone will see their insurance costs rise as 50-year-olds pay for prenatal care coverage and everyone gets coverage for sex changes.

This is a colossal disaster for most Americans, and computer software failures are just the opening act of assaults on American's budgets.

Healthy young Americans must sign up in large numbers, or pay fines, and pay two, three and four times higher premiums than they would have a year ago to cover the costs of the poor and uninsured, many with expensive pre-existing conditions! They are not doing this in close to sufficient numbers.

Piling on more is the colossal, unjustified increase in flood insurance costs. If 80 percent of health care premiums under ACA must go to pay claims, why are Florida citizens paying nearly 400 percent more in flood insurance premiums than they get in claims?

Could the press please do its job and ask some probing questions for a change?

David R. Kraner

Palmetto

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