UPDATE: Looks like Jessica Sanford is a liberal “true believer”, and perhaps quite a nasty (or just angry) person to boot. I sent a note to her via a contact to pass along my sympathies on her messy situation, and told her my family and I were praying for her and her son.
No politics. No Obamacare shots. Just a note telling her we were pulling for her.
Just saw the news about her Obamacare ordeal.
If you know her, please let her know we are praying for her and her son.
Here was her response:
Keep your prayers to yourself
I don’t need your prayers. I am fine without them. The ACA will work, it’s WA State that has to fix their website. It’s all on them at this point.
No need to respond
Sorry Jessica. Still gonna pray for you.
Oh, and by the way dear, your problem isn’t the website. You don’t have insurance now because of Obamacare. The website doesn’t make the rules, and even if the site worked, you STILL wouldn’t have insurance.
But keep the faith like a good angry liberal.
UPDATE: Turns out Jessica did finally figure out that the deal she thought she was getting was too good to be true. My sincerest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to her and her son. H/T: /Redstate.com http://www.redstate.com/2013/11/18/jay-inslee-obamacare-exchanges-washington-jessica-sanford/
From the Rose Garden speech by President Obama today:
I recently received a letter from a woman named Jessica Sanford (sp) in Washington state, and here’s what she wrote.
I am a single mom, no child support, self-employed, and I haven’t had insurance for 15 years because it’s too expensive. My son has ADHD and requires regular doctor visits, and his meds alone cost $250 per month. I’ve had an ongoing tendinitis problem, due to my line of work, that I haven’t had treated. Now finally we get to have coverage because of the ACA for $169 per month. I was crying the other day when I signed up — so much stress lifted.
Now that is not untypical for a lot of folks, like Jessica, who have been struggling without health insurance. That’s what the Affordable Care Act is all about.
The point is the essence of the law, the health insurance that’s available to people, is working just fine.
Someone PLEASE contact Jessica Sanford ASAP! She is probably in some very real trouble!
This is a heartbreaking display of using a person, Jessica Sanford, that probably doesn’t even know what she just got herself into.
Jessica is excited to have signed up for insurance for her and her son for $169 per month. She cried tears of joy. She thinks her troubles are behind her.
Jessica thinks that she will now never have to worry about her medical expenses anymore.
She can stop worrying about how to pay for the $250 per month for her son’s medications, and will get treatment for her tendinitis problems.
Has ANYONE in the White House bothered to tell poor Jessica that she will now pay $169 per month for insurance, PLUS $250 per month for her son’s medications (a total of $3,000 per year – half the likely deductible of her new insurance plan), PLUS all the costs of her treatment and medications for her tendinitis?
Has it occurred to ANYONE in the White House that their big success story, Jessica, is now totally screwed?
Do they not understand that her premiums are only $169 per month because her deductible is probably more than she spends for medical care, so the insurance is largely useless to her?
She could barely afford her son’s medications before, and now will probably have $169 per month LESS in her bank account, and SHE WILL STILL HAVE TO PAY ALL THE SAME BILLS.
Does anyone care that this poor woman is about to pay $169 per month for insurance, putting her FARTHER in the hole, and leave her with even less money to feed her son and pay for her other bills?
And THIS is the success story? I hope someone tells Jessica that she still has time to cancel and save her money before she ends up broke thanks to her new “Obamacare” insurance.
If she cried after signing up, just wait until this poor woman gets her first bill for $400 from the doctor, or goes to get her son’s meds and the pharmacist says “You haven’t met your deductible. Your total is $250. Will that be cash or charge?”.
The President (or his “people”) are completely clueless. They read Jessica’s letter and thought “THIS IS A WINNER!!! Lets use her!” and never even thought to look into Jessica’s likely results from this.
Or worse yet, they DO know what trouble Jessica is probably in and don’t care. They just needed a story to tug at heart strings and figure that no one will ever think about what is about to happen to this woman and her son. She is just a political pawn to them.
What a bunch of short sighted, heartless, incompetent, jack wagons.