All in the name of "helping" her, of course.
Fullerton resident Jennifer Harris thought she had a great deal, paying $98 a month for an individual plan through Health Net Inc. She got a rude surprise this month when the company said it would cancel her policy at the end of this year. Her current plan does not conform with the new federal rules, which require more generous levels of coverage.
Now Harris, a self-employed lawyer, must shop for replacement insurance. The cheapest plan she has found will cost her $238 a month. She and her husband don't qualify for federal premium subsidies because they earn too much money, about $80,000 a year combined.
"It doesn't seem right to make the middle class pay so much more in order to give health insurance to everybody else," said Harris, who is three months pregnant. "This increase is simply not affordable."
This is in California, which means that Ms. Harris probably votes Democratic. You know what? It doesn't matter. It is precisely those people that the Republican party must stand up for, because it is absolutely true that the Democrats have not, and will not. And that's because those Democrats clearly think that it be better that any number of pregnant women have their premiums more than doubled, than the Democratic party admit that their leadership made a tragic mistake.
From the top, down. Barack Obama, when you said "If you like your plan, you can keep it" - why didn't you include the clause "Except for Jennifer Harris, of course"? Too scared?
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Obviously, none of our readers here are so nyeh kulturny as to be indifferent to the troubles of a pregnant woman. In case any of those people wander in, however, let me note this: unharden your hearts. These people are having enough problems with a cruel and indifferent Democratic party; what they need right now is the Open Hand, not the Closed Fist.
"'I just won't have health insurance because I can't pay this increase,' she said." http://t.co/TSg0xMm4it
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) October 27, 2013