From Holli: "Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
December 4, 2013
Congresswoman Foxx shares the health care story of one of her constituents, Holli from Clemmons.
Obamacare exemplifies perfectly the problem of bureaucratic hubris. Confident that Americans would come to see their mass-produced health care as "better," the "suits" in Washington chose to pass a completely partisan law and, regardless of promises, force unwanted insurance changes on millions of Americans.
Many of my constituents object to the characterization of "better." Coverage isn't better if it's not what a family wants or needs. It's not better if its shiny new mandates make health care unaffordable.
Holli from Clemmons knows this too well.
She wrote to say, "I am a Geriatric Care Manager... I...pay $171 per month. My deductible is $2500 ... I went on healthcare.gov... [and] was informed...I now will get no financial assistance to pay for my plan.... If I [choose] the lowest cost plan, I will be paying $330 per month ... My doctor is not listed as a provider and my drug deductible will be $2500...I feel I am caught between a rock and a hard place."
"Better" for Holli would be a health care law that doesn't make her insurance preferences illegal.