Even the NYT acknowledges one reason why Americans despise Obamacare
The New York Times Sunday ran a story detailing the reason millions of Americans are choosing to forego health insurance and instead opt for the IRS penalty: because it’s the less expensive of the two options.
Clint Murphy let the deadline for getting health insurance by the new year pass without a second thought.
Mr. Murphy, an engineer in Sulphur Springs, Tex., estimates that under the Affordable Care Act, he will face a penalty of $1,800 for going uninsured in 2016. But in his view, paying that penalty is worth it if he can avoid buying an insurance policy that costs $2,900 or more. All he has to do is stay healthy.
“I don’t see the logic behind that, and I’m just not going to do it,” said Mr. Murphy, 45, who became uninsured in April after leaving a job with health benefits to pursue contract work. “The fine is still going to be cheaper.”
It’s not enough to simply purchase health insurance and “get covered,” as those in the Obama administration would have you believe. In addition to skyrocketing premiums, Americans already paying 10 to 20 percent of their income on health insurance still face co-pays, deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums if and when they face health issues — not to mention valuable time spent out of the office. Enough is enough! Click here to help us push for a full repeal of President Obama’s signature law.