Another Obamacare Casualty

Another Obamacare Casualty

Posted in the Grand Rapids Forum

Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#1 Dec 4, 2013
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/1...

Meet young Ellie Porter and her family, who've experienced the new law's affects firsthand. Heartbreaking:
Having a child diagnosed with cancer is an unimaginable ordeal for any family, and adding any challenges on top of it can seem overwhelming. Paul and Jami Porter of Kaysville learned last week their insurance plan was terminated under the Affordable Care Act, more than 3 1/2 months into their daughter's fight with undifferentiated sarcoma began. Six-year-old Ellie Porter, who has had one kidney removed, just wrapped up her radiation treatments and is expected to be done with chemotherapy around the first of the year. "You're getting used to what's going on; and then all of a sudden having something like this thrown in is definitely challenging and frustrating at the same time," Paul Porter said. He and his wife are now in the middle of shopping for a new plan that complies with the Affordable Care Act. He said the old plan didn't meet some of the requirements, according to a letter from the insurer. The options the family is weighing have premiums that are more than double the premiums under their previous plan, Paul Porter said. Additionally, the Porters said they had limited time to sign up for a new plan and didn't have all the information they felt they needed to make an informed decision. Like many others across the nation, they were also struggling to simply enroll through the federal website, healthcare.gov .

Ellie isn't an "anecdote." She's a little girl who's very sick. This poor family hit the Obamacare trifecta:(1) They've been dropped off of their existing insurance plan -- which they were counting on to help pay for their cancer-stricken daughter's treatments -- because Beltway Democrats decreed that their coverage was "substandard." (2) Their efforts to obtain new coverage in time for 2014 were hampered terribly by Obamacare's broken website.(3) Their options for new coverage entail premiums twice as high as what they were previously paying.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Novi, MI

#2 Dec 4, 2013
Obama came to destroy....... Aided by Progressive "useful idiots"..... Life was affordable to most Americans before the man-child got into office......

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