If you’ve listened to the mainstream media, you probably don’t think Trump has any policy positions. That’s not true. Trump has outlined his health policy clearly.
Some of the highlights:
-Repeal and replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
-Allow individuals to buy health insurance across state lines
-Work with states to create high-risk pools for for individuals who have not maintained continuous coverage
Click the link below to see Trump’s health care positions:
When Obama was pitching Obamacare, he realized people would be concerned about losing their current insurance and paying higher prices.
If the American public believed this, Obamacare would be dead on arrival. So, he repeatedly insisted that this would NOT be the case. Here are some quotes from President Obama:
If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. This law will only make it more secure and more affordable.
If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your current health insurance plan you can keep it.
If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.
Now, anyone who did even a cursory reading of the Affordable Care Act knew the President was lying.
I’ve gotten some flack by claiming that my rates went up 77%. Many readers claimed I was lying and faked my screenshots. Well, here’s confirmation from California’s Insurance Commissar:
The cost of health insurance for individuals skyrocketed this year in California, with some paying almost twice what they did last year, the state’s insurance commissioner said.
But Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones predicted that insurers will ease up in the coming year to prevent California voters from approving tough new rate controls on the November statewide ballot as Proposition 45.
Insurers and opponents of Proposition 45 dismissed Jones’ comments as misleading and politically motivated.
At a news conference Tuesday, Jones said individuals this year paid between 22% and 88% more for individual health insurance policies than they did last year, depending on age, gender, type of policy and where they lived.
Until now, Californians have only had a couple options for affordable surgeries and all of them have been out-of-state. Fortunately, Ocean Surgery Center in Torrance has come to the rescue for Californians. Inspired by the work of Keith Smith, MD and his Surgery Center of Oklahoma, all of their prices are listed on the website and, just like the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, the prices are all-inclusive (facility fee, surgeon fee, anesthesiologist fee).
The surgery prices listed on the website range from a couple thousand dollars to about $10,000. From what I can tell, they are a mere fraction of what you’d have to pay at a competing, non-profit hospital.
You can read more about the center on Keith Smith’s blog here. See below for more info:
In case you don’t know, there’s a provision in Obamacare that gives you a three-month grace period should you stop paying your premium. It appears that this option is only available to those who receive an Obamacare subsidy.
This provision allows you to get three free months of coverage a year. Under normal circumstances, this would be considered theft. However, I don’t think the same rules apply to companies that conspire with governments to hand them over customers whether the individuals want to buy their service or not. I consider companies like this anomie.
I don’t recommend signing up for this socialist monstrosity but if you must, here are some pointers:
1. Make sure you’re eligible for an Obamacare subsidy.
2. See if you can pay your premiums monthly without using auto-debiting from your checking account. If you must use auto-debit, open a new checking account. This is so you can keep using your first account while the Obamacare premiums bounce in your second.
3. Pay monthly through your September premium. If you’re using auto-debit, clean out the account being debited. Otherwise, just trash your premium bills for October thru December.
4. Wait until the next year to sign up again. Rinse and repeat!