It should not have been a surprise. My health insurance (Medicare Advantage, HealthNet SeniorCare) plan dropped my physicians, so I signed up for a Humana plan which the representative assured me included the physicians and medical center I use. That was in October, 2014. Then, the last day of December 2014 I was informed that an upcoming appointment would not be covered by my insurance. I then discovered that, between mid October and November, the plan I signed up for had been changed to drop all the physicians that I wanted. A complete bait and switch screw job. Maybe this would make a good class action law suit. At any rate, I’m now having to pay $2,500 more per year than I expected in order to keep the doctors I prefer.
Undoubtedly I’m among millions that have been harmed by this monstrosity called ObamaCare. The sad thing about it is that the Republican Party, which should be resisting this with all of its might is doing nothing. The U.S. government does almost nothing useful or of value to me — just taxes and hassles me with restrictions and regulations. It just gets worse with every passing year. 75% of what the federal government does is not only unconstitutional, it is completely wasteful and useless. We’d all be better off of have that 75% completely eliminated.
I consider myself a patriot. I served in combat as an artillery forward observer in Vietnam. I then thought the extra scars I took home were a minor price to pay for living in a free and prosperous country. But it seems that every year I can remember the country becomes less free and less prosperous. Fewer people consider “duty, honor, country” to be serious obligations of citizenship. In fact, I think most consider these words to be an embarrassment. We’ve witnessed a downhill slide culminating — no, just continuing — with the Obama/Pelosi/Reid/Holder/Sharpton/Jackson Democrats/socialists with little of consequence to resist them.
Is it really this hopeless?