By Thomas Madison
Former Congressional staffer to former US Representative Bill Foster (D-Illinois) is steaming mad. Her ire is directed at Obamacare, but I suggest she take a look in that glass thing hanging over her bathroom sink. At least she admits she was wrong all along, waaaaaaaaaaay WRONG!
Sue Klinkhamer, 60, appears to have been deceived by Obama’s utopian promises of cheap and excellent healthcare for everyone. Not exactly eager for another round of liberal kumbaya, she is lashing out: In an email to her former boss:
“I spent two years defending ObamaCare. I had constituents scream at me, spit at me and call me names that I can’t put in print. The congressman was not reelected in 2010 mainly because of anti-ObamaCare anger. When the congressman was not reelected, I also (along with the rest of our staff) lost my job.
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
I was upset that because of the healthcare issue, I didn’t have a job anymore but still defended ObamaCare because it would make health care available to everyone at, what I assumed, would be an affordable price. I have now learned that I was wrong. Very wrong.”
The President’s Obamacare used car sales pitch “If you like your health plan, you can keep your healthcare plan” didn’t exactly work out for Klinkhamer. According to the Chicago Sun Times three years ago, Klinkhamer’s healthcare premium was $225 a month in 2010, with a $2,500 deductible. It has increased every year since. As of Sept. 1, 2013, it was $291 with a $3,500 deductible. Then, a few weeks ago, she received a notice from her insurance company.
“Blue Cross,” she said, “stated my current coverage would expire on Dec. 31, and here are my options: I can have a plan with similar benefits for $647.12 [or] I can have a plan with similar [but higher] pricing for $322.32 but with a$6,500 deductible.”
She went on, “Blue Cross also tells me that if I don’t pick one of the options, they will just assume I want the one for $647. … Someone please tell me why my premium in January will be $356 more than in December?”
Because you believed, Sue! You bought a bill of damaged goods from a snake oil salesman, based upon your gullibility and utopian wishful thinking. Many Americans saw this train wreck coming down the track years ago.
Don’t feel so alone, Sue. Many liberals are experiencing the same sticker shock. Said one young liberal recently, “I knew someone was going to have to pay for Obamacare. I just didn’t think it would be me!” I suggest you all start a support group. Liberals tell me those are very helpful. Kumbaya.