The deadline is over and we never could sign up for Obamacare. After logging probably 40 plus hours over the past three months trying, it did not work out. We spoke to representative after representative. They lost our information multiple times. A month ago, the bronze plan was estimated to be $600 a month with a very high deductible. This was from multiple insurance companies on the site and for people who could NOT get subsidized. When we finally got on a month later these same plans were now at over a $1000 a month. As we got closer to the deadline, and finally choosing a plan to take, many of those insurers dropped out of the exchange (Anthem is one). No one knows why,. Finally, after deciding on a plan, the system went down for us again and we had no luck signing up. Luckily, we had a parallel plan of signing up for health insurance outside the exchange. It is still over $1000 a month but at least it is something.
President Obama, this was a mess. I am not debating whether Obamacare should be a law or not be a law. What I am criticizing is the fact that YOU screwed up in getting this behemoth working. The biggest fear people have is that the government does nothing cheap, does nothing efficient and is a service nightmare. You have done nothing to disprove that.
And please, President Obama, admit that you lied when you said, “If you like your insurance you can keep it”. There is a reason this was voted the lie of the year. You lied and you should be ashamed of yourself. Of course you and your team knew that insurers and doctors would change but you had to say whatever it took to get the bill passed. And it worked. But you still lied.
I am embarrassed by this mess and did nothing to cause it. How sad for this country.