My Affordable Health Care journey
I began logging in on Oct. 4 to the healthcare.gov website. After at least 100 logins, I have finally been able to navigate the site.
It indicates I am eligible for $13,000 in subsidies. The Kaiser Insurance calculator states it should be $2,363.
I have spoken to navigators several times, and they are not sure how to fix it or even determine the correct amount. I cannot even go in to verify the information is correct and that it is quoting a price for my wife and myself.
One navigator told me to accept it as is and it would work out when I file my taxes in 2015!
I have five gold plans to choose from that state with my $13,000 subsidy, my premium will be from $52 to $337 per month. Deductibles range from $600 to $1,200, and total out-of-pocket expenses range from $4,000 to $6,350.
I have no idea how much they really may cost once they figure out the real subsidy.
Now, the real issue no one is talking about is keeping your doctor. I have had the same family doctor for over 20 years.
The Blue Cross Essential Provider list for 2014 shows there are five family practice doctors to choose from with the closest one 36 miles away in Gaffney!
My other choice is a new company called Consumer’s Choice. They have 18 doctors in four different offices listed. Seven are at an emergency center where I do not want to go for a family doctor.
I have never heard of any of these doctors before. I am afraid to look at specialists that I may need, for if it is as restrictive as family doctors, I may not even be able to find one without an overnight stay out of town!
Death at Moss Justice Center
I am personally outraged at Sheriff Bruce Bryant’s arrogance and comments to Stuart Watson of WCNC TV in regard to the recent firing of an employee who spoke about the death of an inmate at the Moss Justice Center. Why was the video shown to reporters but the public cannot view it, and what does the sheriff have to hide?
Well, just as he said to Mr. Watson, “I think you know why he was fired.” Well, Sheriff Bryant, I think the public knows why you will not show the video.
Does the sheriff think these are still the days of the wild West?
I completely understand that the inmate was facing murder charges; however, that does not give the sheriff’s office the right to abuse prisoners. What happened to prison systems reforming people to make them productive citizens?
I am not arguing the guilt or innocence of Mr. Grose, but I think the people of York County should be outraged at Sheriff Bryant’s behavior and call for his immediate impeachment.