Healthcare.gov's helpful reminder
If you have a premium, make sure you pay it to stay covered. Learn more → http://t.co/J3iw3FEWs0, pic.twitter.com/uEGVVJJROj — HealthCare.gov (@HealthCareGov) April 18, 2014
Now that the last--for the moment--deadline for government mandated enrollment in health insurance through government insurance exchanges has passed, the government folks have a helpful--and shocking--tip for all the previously uninsured enrollees: you have to pay for it!
What will the many 7 million, 8 million, whatever million newly covered do when they get this jolt--they have to pay for health insurance!
Wha-a-a-a-a-a-t?!!!!! Pay for it! You mean my insurance isn't free like food stamps? Like free public schools?
Like my previously free health insurance from my employer? Next the government will tell me to pay for listening to the radio or television! Oh!
If the premiums are monthly will the newly insured pay monthly? And if they don't, "if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance" still be available--after the November elections?
No, President Barack Obama (D), the debate on the (Un)Affordable Care Act is not over; for many it has just begun.
hat tip: Twitchy