ObamaCare Sticker Shock in Nebraska: “Stupid me, I took the president literally”

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 at 8:33 am

You accepted his lies and now you’re going to pay for it. Feels bad being played for a sucker, huh?

Todd Blome’s phone has been ringing off the hook this week with clients seeking tax advice after learning they’ll get a “shocking increase” in their health insurance premiums when Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges begin operating.

Letters have been landing in mailboxes all over Nebraska explaining the impact Obamacare will have on people who buy insurance coverage on their own, rather than through work.

Blome, a Lincoln accountant, understands: He got a letter, too.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska informed Blome his health care plan will terminate at year’s end, and if he wants to move to a similar plan his new premium will go up 65 percent, costing him nearly $4,000 more per year.

He distinctly remembers President Obama looking into TV cameras and assuring Americans they would be able to keep their doctors, and policies. His letter says otherwise.

“Stupid me, I took the president literally,” Blome said.

Send a note of thanks to your former Senator, Ben Nelson, for taking that Cornhusker Kickback. If you can find him.

8 Responses to “ObamaCare Sticker Shock in Nebraska: “Stupid me, I took the president literally””

  1. Banjo on 27/27/13 at 9:34 am

    Ben is a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. A very well-paid one would be my guess. Look for the small print in the Cornhusker Kickback.

  2. jb books on 27/27/13 at 10:05 am

    To borrow a popular phrase from the 2008 election, the chickens are coming home to roost.

  3. Gault Falcon on 27/27/13 at 10:21 am

    Obama, at a macro level, is executing flawlessly on his plan to destabilize, and therefore marginalize America; A country for which Obama has nothing but distain.

    At a micro level Obama is too stupid of a person to plan and execute to destroy this country. But, he knows if he just adds more weight to the already over burdened system that it will collapse. Which is all he’s ever wanted.

  4. jb on 27/27/13 at 10:51 am

    Yet these voters voted Dem Nelson in and got their Cornhusker Kickback. And that’s the problem none of these idiot Repubs can articulate: a vote for a Dem Senator is a vote for Harry Reid and Obama on every level. Oh sure, the new Dem Senator will go Repub way on maybe 1 vote, but that’s for cover. The rest of the way will be the straight socialist agenda. and this is how it will be for N. Dakota and Montana and Indiana.

  5. Thomas on 27/27/13 at 11:51 am

    As a Nebraskan, I do not want to detract from responses to the failure being visited on everyone’s heads by Obamacare, but get your facts straight about the history of Nelson and Obamacare.
    He was a former popular governor. He WAS the kind of Democrat that could be reasoned with and was probably the better side of that party. If it is not an oxymoron, he was a conservative Democrat.
    When Obamacare came along he was sucked in by the crazy side of his party. He tried that ridiculous deal called the Cornhusker Kickback to get a little back for his constituents, like all “good” senators do.
    Well, we didn’t want anything to do with it and were VERY glad that it was cut out.
    WHAT? the Cornhusker Kickback was just a news story and did not actually take place?
    Yes, review your history. It was a really bad proposal, and it made Nebraska look terrible as a sweetheart deal, but then the deal was never closed and we still got the bad reputation.
    To repeat, we got Obamacare and a bad reputation, but not the Cornhusker Kickback.
    Thanks a lot Ben.
    So we voted him out at the next opportunity in 2012. Perhaps I should say that he “declined to face the voters” in the next election and instead “retired”.
    The senate seat went Republican – Deb Fischer.
    In my own mind, if he had run again, I would have had to say, “it’s not you Ben, it’s the friends you hang out with”.

  6. Blacque Jacques Shellacque on 27/27/13 at 12:58 pm

    “Stupid me, I took the president literally,” Blome said.

    The all-important question that needs to be asked is: Didja cast your vote in 2008 and 2012 for Obama?

  7. Chester White on 27/27/13 at 5:07 pm

    “Stupid me, I took the president literally,” Blome said.

    Welcome to the party, pal!

    Yeah, you were stupid, dumbass. Half the country figured this jackass out in 2004 the moment we laid eyes on him.

  8. Lanceman on 28/28/13 at 8:07 pm

    Well, 45% of us anyway, Chester. However, the fools and parasites outnumber us. 2012 was proof of that.