WRAL reports on a Mt. Olive family that has wasted so much time unsuccessfully trying to sign up for health insurance on the government exchange website that they are considering continuing to go without insurance. How did left-wing Blueprint NC leader and WRAL owner Jim Goodman let this story on the air?
A Mount Olive family is so fed up with trying to obtain health insurance through the government’s Affordable Care Act website that they are considering paying the penalty to go without insurance next year.
Wendy and Eddie Davidson and their 17-year-old son have been without insurance for seven years. The couple own a yard equipment repair shop, and they felt insurance was too expensive.
They were eager to shop for coverage through the online health exchange, but that quickly faded as frustration mounted over the enrollment process.
“They make it out like it’s so easy and you can shop for all these insurances, and we’ve just not found that’s the case at all,” Wendy Davidson said Tuesday.
As an aside, perhaps its better they couldn’t gain access to the site, because if they felt health insurance was too expensive before, they would have been confronted with major sticker shock from the rates now offered under Obamacare. Civitas continues to receive and document Obamacare horror stories, now at a new website: http://icouldntkeepmyplan.com/
Moreover, if people have to waste this much time just trying to sign up for insurance under Obamacare, how long do you think they will have to wait to actually see a doctor?
The Davidsons may join a growing number of people opting to go without insurance and instead pay the penalty, which was determined to be a “tax” by the Supreme Court last year. But the healthcare.gov site doesn’t refer to it as a tax, but rather as a “fee.” And to take the labels to Orwellian heights, the website is now referring to the fee/penalty/tax as “the individual shared responsibility payment.”