Get Low-Cost Insurance NOW Hurry, Hurry, Hurry
Get low-cost health insurance and save enough to buy a new car! Propaganda is very bad in the United States. When President Drumpf says we have FAKE NEWS he is being way to kind. The last thing President Obama did before he left office was to outlaw a low-cost health insurance option. This prohibition is set to happen in just days and the Nation’s media refuses to report. If you do a google search for “Short Term Medical” there are just 2 stories in the USA in the last 30 days. One is professional propaganda carefully worded to make Obamacare sound good from CBS News. The other is a Letter to the Editor in the Tampa Bay Times from me and I had to high pressure to get this letter published. A good title would be –– Low-Cost Insurance Option Being OUTLAWED in America —The Times changed the headline to:
Short-term medical insurance option will soon disappear
The media is not reporting that a low-cost health insurance option is being eliminated April 1. Short-term medical (STM) insurance lasts until the next Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) open enrollment. Obamacare mandates that employers “offer” insurance to employees’ families, which automatically disqualifies them for tax credits. These families must purchase Obamacare insurance with after-tax dollars. Multi-millionaire Megyn Kelly doesn’t pay taxes on her insurance but poorer American must.
Pasco County schools are charging teachers $1,213 a month to add a spouse and child to the school’s Blue Cross PPO with a $3,000 out-of-pocket. Short-term medical coverage in Tampa for a 30-year-old husband and child is $260 a month with a $2,500 deductible, then 100 percent coverage. (Some teachers would save enough to buy a NEW CAR and a boat)
Florida Healthy Kids is expensive. Its “Full Pay” program costs $205 a month with a $3,000 deductible and a whopping $6,700 out-of-pocket per year. Parents with two children pay $410 a month. Short-term medical insurance for two children is $170 a month with a $2,500 deductible then 100% coverage. With accidents, the deductible is just $250. Parents who cannot afford $410 might be able to afford $170 so their children can be insured. (Parents with 2 children would save enough to buy a new car)
A 50-year-old male can purchase short-term medical insurance for $194 a month with a $5,000 deductible, then 100 percent coverage. Medical underwriting is required.
Being uninsured is dangerous. The Orlando Weekly reported that 20 Florida hospitals charge uninsured patients 10 times the cost of care. I have contacted the governor’s office and asked him to warn Floridians that their short-term medical insurance option will soon be outlawed. I’m still waiting.
Ron Greiner, Tampa Bay
I have repeatedly contacted Governor Scott’s Office to get him to warn the 1,000,000 uninsured Floridians that their only low-cost insurance option is ending and even his press office will not respond. Governor Scott was elected as a response to Obamacare legislation and he promised that his experience in health care would make him the perfect choice for the job. My thought was if Governor Scott warned Floridians then maybe another Governor would follow his lead. Blue Cross of Florida gives more money to politicians than any other entity in the state so I assume Governor Scott doesn’t want to rock any boats. Florida Blue is price gouging many school districts and a majority of Florida counties have just one company on the Obamacare Exchange, Blue Cross of Florida Inc.
President Obama in his mind had to prohibit low-cost Short Term Medical (STM) because if the public was aware of the low-cost of STM then all of the healthy people would get STM and that would leave the sick people for Obamacare. President Obama was correct that low-cost STM is an Obamacare Killer.
Health insurance costs vary across America and when we take the above family and look at their low-cost STM rates in Missouri the low-cost of $260 a month in Tampa plummets to just $171 a month in St Louis, Missouri. In both cities the PPO network is the same with 800,000 doctors participating coast to coast.
Just so you know, you must enroll by March 27, 2017, with an effective date of March 28, 2017, to be able to get low-cost STM that will last until January 1, 2018 which is the Open Enrollment of Individual Medical (IM) in the USA.