Obamacare – Still No

It’s 2014, the Obamacare website is up and running to the best of its ability, and I will not be signing up. The law requires me to purchase a product simply because I am alive. But I do not exist for the purpose of purchasing a product or a service. Obamacare shouldn’t have become a law in the first place. One reason that was validated by the Supreme Court is that the fine for not signing up was deemed a tax. This new tax was not properly initiated.

Happy you got health insurance and don’t have to pay? Good luck harvesting enough people to work and pay for you. I won’t be one of them. I would never choose to provide for you over providing for my family. When the threat of Obamacare loomed, our insurance rates and deductables jumped to the point that we couldn’t afford it. I won’t take the cash that is now needed to directly pay for my family’s health care, and pay for your insurance. Not (especially not!) even if you try to steal from me via proxy (government).

When I choose to shop for items and services online, I choose secure websites. I don’t feel at all confident in the security of the government-run healthcare exchange websites. Here’s one article on a specific issue: KSTP: Security Concerns Continue to Surround MNsure, Other Exchanges. The websites have been bungled up from the start, so why would site security be any different? What screening process is used while hiring Obamacare “navigators” and those who handle the private information that is entered? To all of this risk, no thanks.

To those who are fighting the law’s mandates that violate your personal and religious beliefs? More power to you.

My family comes first, for me, and I am not a slave. I won’t be coerced into the Obamacare cesspool, or badgered, or convinced by ridiculous ads. My kids know they don’t “owe me” the act of signing up. In words that Obama and his supporters can understand, there will be no compromise.

3 Comments

  1. Bob — January 3, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    100% correct. couldn’t agree more.

  2. maebius — January 6, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    Seconded. (thirded?)
    While I liked the general idea of affordable healthcare when I first heard of it, the curernt incarnation is nothnig liek I expected, and I also have chosen not to participate.

  3. Chell — January 7, 2014 @ 2:53 am

    Hi Maebius! It seems like there are so many different, and sometimes unexpected, reasons why people don’t like this law. As different aspects of it become clear or evolve, it seems to catch more and more people by surprise.

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