‘ObamaCare is penalizing me for pursuing my dreams!’

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 7:25 am
obamaphone4

ObamaCare has hit people like me the hardest. I left a desk job at The Post to dedicate my time to teaching yoga and developing a career in health and wellness (the irony of sacrificing my health insurance for this is not lost on me).

I’m teaching on a freelance basis. My husband is also a full-time freelancer, or a “perma-lance,” if you will. Our household income puts us just barely in the lower-middle-class bracket.

And we will end up paying top dollar to have any type of insurance.

So we’ve decided we’re just going to pay the Affordable Care Act’s individual-mandate penalty: 2 percent of household income or $325 per person, whichever is more (of course).

Paying this and paying cash individually for whatever services we require is still far cheaper than buying a health-insurance plan.

I explained all this to the kind and concerned doctor, and worried that he would judge me for making such a careless decision.

Instead, with an air of frustrated resignation, he responded, “I wish I could record your story and play it for people who think that ObamaCare is the answer.”

He knows that many people like me are, for lack of a better word, getting screwed, and he’s been forced to watch the landscape change, powerless against the burdensome new rules and regulations driving his patients away from health insurance.

Full story.

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