Regarding the Oct. 27 Froma Harrop column “ACA isn’t ‘Crazy,’ it’s working”: Bill Clinton was right when he said that Obamacare is the craziest thing in the world.
In 2013, the year before we had to enroll in Obamacare, my medical premiums were $201.96 per month and my deductible was $5,000 per year through Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C.
For 2017, the premiums will be $814.57 with a deductible of $7,150. This is for the lowest-priced plan that is offered.
So, in four years, my premium has increased $612.61 per month (303.3 percent) and my deductible has increased $2,150 per year (43 percent). As Clinton said, the plan is unaffordable.
I do not qualify for a subsidy but to pay $9,776.40 per year for health care is outrageous. Before I get a penny back from my health care plan, I will have to pay $16,926.40. Thanks Mr. Obama for creating a health care plan that is unaffordable.
I won’t be able to purchase any health insurance in 2017, and I guess I won’t have it for the next eight years either, especially if this is any indication of what will happen to the premiums in the future.