Liberals really do believe that money grows on trees.
Okay, so not literally. I don’t think. Still. If you support giving more people more services, and charging them less for it… you know that’s going to cost more overall. Don’t you? And that the money has to come from somewhere.
Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are big believers in the Affordable Care Act. They vote independent and are proud to say they helped elect and re-elect President Barack Obama.
Yet, like many other Bay Area residents who pay for their own medical insurance, they were floored last week when they opened their bills: Their policies were being replaced with pricier plans that conform to all the requirements of the new health care law.
Vinson, of San Jose, will pay $1,800 more a year for an individual policy, while Waschura, of Portola Valley, will cough up almost $10,000 more for insurance for his family of four.
Ouch. Now, if you read way down deep into the story:
“Of course, I want people to have health care,” Vinson said. “I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally.“
Of course, we all want people to have health care. And – more to the point, here – health insurance is generally a good thing to have, too. But of course, we don’t expect to pay for it personally. Somebody else should do that.
Doesn’t the government have any money? Why can’t they pay for it? Just go back out to the money farm and get some more!
I don’t mean to pick on Ms. Vinson in particular. A lot of people are just now starting to discover that Obamacare is going to cost them more.
It’s just – what did people think was going to happen?