Monthly Archives: November 2013

‘Sticker Shock’ for Obamacare in Colorado? No.

I was minding my own business reading my Twitter, as per usual, when this tweet came across my Tweetdeck:

As is his habit, Representative Brady’s Tweets don’t include the whole story, but that’s not isolated to him.  He found the info at the conservative Weekly Standard who got it from Al Jazeera America who got it from CBS. So, after searching and searching for the original full story (which the Weekly Standard of course didn’t want to include because it would disrupt their ‘Trainwreck Obamacare’ narrative), I found it on CBS.

You see, it IS a fact that this particular town in Colorado is having trouble signing people up for Obamacare because of the prices of the insurance:

The Family and Intercultural Resource Center is a charity approved by the government to help Summit County families navigate the health care marketplace. She said not one person has signed up at the center.

“None at this point,” she said. “Everyone takes a look at the rates and they just can’t afford them.”

But that’s not the whole story, as we can only expect from people whose objective is to not really contribute anything unless it suits their agenda.

CBS goes on to say:

“Our health insurance rates have always been expensive. I think one of the things that the Affordable Care Act and the marketplace have brought to light are just how expensive our rates are,” Drangstveit said. “We’re seeing rates two to three times higher than a family in Denver may see.”

You see, it’s actually a really important story that should totally be discussed … but it’s not because Obamacare sucks, rather because the health insurance industry is flawed.  And that’s what Obamacare is attempting to remedy.