Obamacare Delivers Staggering Knockout Blow To Middle Class

ObamaCare has delivered another sucker punch to the middle class. This time it's sticker shock....

“And here’s what you need to know. First, I will not sign a health care plan that adds one dime to our deficits — either now or in the future. I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period”Barack Obama, September 9, 2009

The hard, cold reality of Obamacare is that it adds $6,200,000,000,000.00 to our national deficit. One of the largest, most impactful laws ever to be passed in American history, and it is 100% based upon a lie.

The Week: ObamaCare has delivered another sucker punch to the middle class. This time it’s sticker shock. Now that most people can get past the tech problems of HealthCare.gov and actually see the real cost of insurance plans available, they are finding that Affordable Care is a big hit to the family budget. And when the family budget gets hit in the solar plexus, guess what happens to consumer spending and the economy?


In California, policies for about 900,000 Californians are being canceled because of ObamaCare’s mandates, and about two-thirds of these do not qualify for subsidies, according to The Chicago Tribune. The result: These folks will be paying higher premiums.

In Alabama, premiums have doubled for some middle-class families, like that of Courtney Long, a stay-at-home mother of four. She told WHNT News, “It’s devastating. I started crying.”

“I mean, we have worked so hard to get out of credit card debt, get ahead on the car loan, transfer our mortgage to a 15- from a 30-year mortgage… and for what?”

In Tennessee, GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander issued an analysis of a White House report and found the following:

    • Today, a 27-year-old man in Memphis can buy a plan for as low as $41 a month. On the exchange, the lowest state average is $119 a month — a 190 percent increase.


    • Today, a 27-year-old woman in Nashville can also buy a plan for as low as $58 a month. On the exchange, the lowest-priced plan in Nashville is $114 a month — a 97 percent increase. Even with a tax subsidy, that plan is $104 a month, almost twice what she could pay today.


    • Today, women in Nashville can choose from 30 insurance plans that cost less than the administration says insurance plans on the exchange will cost, even with the new tax subsidy.


    • In Nashville, 105 insurance plans offered today will not be available in the exchange.


In Washington state, ObamaCare will increase the underlying cost of individually purchased health insurance by 34 to 80 percent on average, according to Forbes.

The list goes on and on and includes Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Georgia, and North Carolina. But premiums are just the beginning. The deductibles are outrageous, too.

A recent article in The New York Times tells the story of Doug and Ginger Chapman, ages 55 and 54, a middle-class couple “sitting on the health care cliff.” Their annual income of around $100,000 a year makes them ineligible for a subsidy in New Hampshire (if they earned under $94,000, it would cut their costs by half). They have to replace their family insurance which includes the two of them and their two sons. The premium cost alone, not including any deductible, is $1,000 a month, or 12 percent of their income.

The Times‘ analysis found the following:

The cost of premiums for people who just miss qualifying for subsidies rises rapidly for people in their 50s and 60s. In some places, prices can quickly approach 20 percent of a person’s income. Experts consider health insurance unaffordable once it exceeds 10 percent of annual income. By that measure, a 50-year-old making $50,000 a year, or just above the qualifying limit for assistance, would find the cheapest available plan to be unaffordable in more than 170 counties around the country, ranging from Anchorage to Jackson, Miss. [The New York Times]

The other group that gets disproportionately hit is the young, according to Forbes. For a 40-year-old, the 2013 average deductible was $4,045, and the monthly cost increased 29 percent to $309. For a 64-year-old man, the monthly cost of a plan with a $3,494 deductible increased 64 percent to $806.

If even a fraction of the middle class and upper middle income earners divert some of their discretionary dollars to pay for health care, it will have a significant impact on consumer spending. What will that mean for the economy? Consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of the nation’s GDP, although experts say that number is likely to decline.

The top 20 percent of income earners account for about 40 percent of all spending in the U.S. When you increase the costs of health care and the new taxes associated with ObamaCare, you can hear the wallets closing. source – The Week


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January 1, 2014 10:33 pm

Obama is doing what he knows best, screw the americans!

January 1, 2014 10:46 pm

You hit it out of the park my man!!

Mark Douglas
January 1, 2014 11:40 pm

And this will be the final death blow to America. Fleece us to try and pay the interest alone on our 16 Trillion ( official released number- probably much higher). It won’t work.

Bad things are coming. We’re talking massive depression, civil unrest, which will cascade in to a global economic meltdown.

January 2, 2014 1:31 am

MARK D: With the bad things coming, but there is a good thing coming our resurrection to heaven.

January 1, 2014 11:49 pm

I am going to have to stop looking at any articles with obamas name attatched, because I am a Christain, and when I see his name it makes me have ungodly thoughts of what I would like to do to him. And I’m sure satan would love that. Aint gonna happen, just wish he was a true American, but we know he isn’t, so thats all I got to say about that.

January 2, 2014 1:26 am

JaY: this might sound crazy to you, but I’m glad all this happening at a rapid pace.

Because it means, we are getting alot closer until Jesus comes for us!

Mark Douglas
January 1, 2014 11:49 pm

Every law abiding American, this is your Clarion warning to stand to and prepare for what is coming.

You need to start stock piling food, water, firearms and ammo NOW.
Having some silver coins around probably won’t be a bad idea since the dollar will be worthless.

Don’t forget hygiene items : toilet paper, toothpaste, sanitizing wipes, etc.

Start thinking about forming a neighborhood protection team for when the civil unrest starts.

Collapse is inevitable.

When making your plans, assume we will be under martial law. That’s why they have been ramping up ” homeland security” with billions of rounds of ammo,MRAP vehicles, armored checkpoints, etc , ALL For Domestic Use!

January 2, 2014 1:29 am

MARK D: are you scared of your coming death?

You need to asked God for your protection .

What happens you store all these things, someone get close to you, and kill you, so what did you gain from all that prepping? LOL

January 2, 2014 9:56 am

STL off topic – Hey man it looks like I may have to fight to stay in again. There is a new hit out on the military to reduce the force. Just got notice. Even though I was MEB’d and officially eligible to return to duty, an new reduction board is looking for heads to chop. I’m so tired of this, it’s in the Lord’s hands and I will do His will. But at 16 years service I want to stay in. I may have to fight now to get all my disability. If there are brother’s and sister’s in Christ here please pray for my family and me that we are allowed to stay active duty.

January 2, 2014 10:08 am

Obama has his own military now,the army he said he wanted,so those of us that have served and are now serving are just cannon fodder for his foreign wars.The more of us he gets killed or crippled,the happier he is.As a believer I don’t have the confidence that some do that the Lord will take the church out before things really get bad,so I just hpe when the time comes we can be strong in the Lord.

January 2, 2014 8:25 pm

Yes Glenn, you will be! But always remember this, your reward will be greater than most for enduring that time. That’s what he promised us, that suffer for Him. Also even while we are going through it. It will be well worth it, Brother.

Dan 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
Heb 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
Those who fear to suffer, are turning from the truth of that blessing, but they shall be tried. The whole world will be tried!

Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world</b., to try them that dwell upon the earth.

January 2, 2014 10:23 pm

I’ve said before, I DON’T know if it is going to be a pre, mid or post tribulation rapture, only God does. But you are taking the entire point wrong. It isn’t FEAR, and isn’t that pre-tribbers think of themselves any better than the early- Christians. That’s what YOU want people to think about pre-tribbers. You’ve pounded that board to death. It’s simply the different interpretation of scripture. That’s it. A true born again believer will gladly give his/her life for Jesus Christ if it comes to that point. You’re not the only one willing to suffer.
Who are you so concerned about? Why not try and get these people grounded in His Word?
1Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
God is faithful!!!! It just takes FAITH on our part!!!
Can’t you see that? FAITH is all we need to get us… Read more »

January 2, 2014 10:52 pm

May you feel that way, Sister, but I reckon, I would know more about how pretribbers feel about it than you do, I’m on the receiving end of that board! I have faith in you, because you want to believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, but are willing to accept the other ways if need be. But others will threaten to kill you if you tell them that they must suffer! I love you, and it doesn’t matter if you follow me or not, follow Jesus, Tracy. That what I’m trying to show you. He said even if they kill you, you are very blessed, believe it, Sister and don’t fear man! Fear God only! Man can Kill you but that is all. What is so hard to understand about that? Flesh is only flesh, it must die, the soul is forever. Jesus honors those that are willing to suffer or die for Him, God bless you!

January 3, 2014 4:26 am


January 2, 2014 12:16 pm

I saw something on that John Jr. do whatever you can to stay in there, easy for me to say. My hsbnd ret about 22 yrs or so ago and they were doing it then. Best wishes to you

January 2, 2014 10:33 pm

I pray that all works out for you and your family.

January 2, 2014 2:05 am

Medishare & other similar options are available. For how long, is the underlying question.

January 2, 2014 2:51 am

the future is underground connective tunnels of families, similar to the Vietcong tunnels.

January 2, 2014 5:49 am

Today alone, there could be thousands of people who were insured yesterday but needed healthcare today. Some of them may die because they delayed being seen. The trouble is now with us.

January 2, 2014 8:29 am

On another topic..have you seen todays news saying Ariel Sharon is in critical condition with organs failing? Prophetic…

January 2, 2014 10:37 pm

Yes, there is something to that being prophetic.

January 2, 2014 8:46 am

Obama To Americans: You Don’t Deserve To Be Free

Posted on January 2, 2014 by Mark W

Forbes – by Harry Binswinger

President Obama’s Kansas speech is a remarkable document. In calling for more government controls, more taxation, more collectivism, he has two paragraphs that give the show away. Take a look at them.

there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let’s respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. “The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes–especially for the wealthy–our economy will grow stronger. Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesn’t trickle down, well, that’s the price of liberty. Continue reading →

January 2, 2014 8:54 am

If I ever knew this I lost the info in my loose brain
United States. 1st was illegally suspended in favor of a Vatican “Crown” corporation in 1871

Posted on January 2, 2014 by Cathleen


Since 1871 the United States president and the United States Congress has been playing politics under a different set of rules and policies. The American people do not know that there are two Constitutions in the United States. The first penned by the leaders of the newly independent states of the United States in 1776. On July 4, 1776, the people claimed their independence from the Crown (temporal authority of the Roman Catholic Pope) and Democracy was born. And for 95 years the United States people were free and independent. That freedom ended in 1871 when the original “Constitution for the United States for America” was changed to the “THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”.

The Congress realized that the country was in dire financial straits, so they made a financial deal with the devil – the Crown (a.k.a. City of London Corporation – est. by the Catholic Church on Jan 1, 1855 )… Read more »

January 2, 2014 5:34 pm

@Teresa B.,
I have read something like this before, but don’t know where.
In our legal system does BAR stand for British Accredited Registry? If so, why?