What “Obamacare” Means for My Family

What does it mean for my family that “Obamacare” was upheld by the Supreme Court? In short, it means I don’t have to worry.

Currently, my husband works for a company that happens to have a great-for-us health insurance plan, so we have the guarantee that if one of the four of us falls ill or is hurt, we will receive quality healthcare.

Thank goodness that right now, none of us has a “pre-existing condition” that would, before today, prevent us from receiving quality health insurance. Thank goodness that right now, our children are young enough to fall under our family umbrella of health insurance. Before today, our college-graduate children would have had to either live without insurance or pay exorbitant premiums to have the luxury of health care. That is, unless they were hired by a company that offered health insurance, allowed into the company’s insurance program before the standard 90-to-180-day waiting period, and they didn’t have a pre-existing condition that could prevent them from that access to health insurance.

Before today, we were one of the lucky ones. From today forward, we are among the millions of U.S. citizens who do not have to worry about being lucky.

  • This means that my son will not have to rely on a job to have health insurance. He has a pre-existing condition that would ban him from getting insurance on his own. And he can stay on our plan until he graduates college and is making money on his own.

    This? Is awesome news for all of us.

  • This means I don’t have to worry about my husband being denied health insurance because of his life long eczema and I don’t have to be afraid that the word “depression” on my charts will ban me from coverage.

  • This means I cannot be denied health insurance because I have a pacemaker. I don’t have to be afraid that having “depression” written in my records will mean that my medications aren’t covered.

  • Sharon Mills

    Obamacare means that our premiums will more than double. My husband and I started a business after he lost his job. We bought individual insurance which we were happy with for about $600.00 a month. Our insurer, BCBS has informed us that our policy will end Jan 1, and they will only offer policies on the exchange. The estimate I got for a similar high deductible policy on the exchange will be $2,000.00. That was the estimate, I can’t get on the exchange now. Have tried and called several times. We can’t afford this. Don’t know what we are going to do.

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