Obamacare success story
I am an Obamacare success story.
I am 59 with no pre-existing conditions earning under $40,000 a year. For years I paid $400 a month for a $5,000 deductible plan — nothing was covered until I spent $5,000. It was like throwing 25 percent of my net income into the wind every month.
Today I pay $344 a month for a plan with a $2,000 deductible, co-pays for doctor visits and prescriptions, $200 co-pay to go to the emergency ward. (I paid $3,600 plus $600 doctor and $600 X-rays for a four-hour emergency ward stay due to a kidney stone in 2009).
I’m getting free preventive care including a colonoscopy, mammogram and blood test. I’m seeing a specialist for a problem I’ve had for years that “could maybe” develop into something serious. I will pay $60 to see the specialist. I couldn’t afford to spend money on “could maybes.” I will have some peace of mind.
Remember that Obamacare is not a form of health insurance. It is an avenue to help people afford health insurance.
Sign up, get some peace of mind.