Couple that Donated to Obama has Premiums Doubled, Coverage Weakened


They donated to Obama. They worked the phone banks for him. And then they got theirs.

San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election.

The couple — Lee, 60, and JoEllen, 59 — have been paying $550 a month for their health coverage — a plan that offers solid coverage, not one of the skimpy plans Obama has criticized. But recently, Kaiser informed them the plan would be canceled at the end of the year because it did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The couple would need to find another one. The cost would be around double what they pay now, but the benefits would be worse.

So much for bad apple plans. The problem wasn’t a bad apple plan, but a bad apple president.

Hammack recalled his reaction when he and his wife received a letters from Kaiser in September informing him their coverage was being canceled. “I work downstairs and my wife had a clear look of shock on her face,” he said. “Our first reaction was clearly there’s got to be some mistake. This was before the exchanges opened up. We quickly calmed down. We were confident that this would all be straightened out. But it wasn’t.”

But… but… Obama. He’s got to straighten it out. He’s a lightworker. He’s a messiah. He’s magic.

In a speech in Boston last week, President Obama said those receiving cancellation letters didn’t have good insurance. “There are a number of Americans — fewer than 5 percent of Americans — who’ve got cut-rate plans that don’t offer real financial protection in the event of a serious illness or an accident,” he said.

Except the bad apple president was really lying through his teeth… to his supporters.

That’s little comfort to Hammack. He’s written to California’s senators and his representative, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., asking for help.

“We believe that the Act is good for health care, the economy, & the future of our nation. However, ACA options for middle income individuals ages 59 & 60 are unaffordable. We’re learning that many others are similarly affected. In that spirit we ask that you fix this, for all of our sakes,” he and Brothers wrote.

Help us Nancy, you’re our only hope.

Send us other people’s money. Because we still support ObamaCare as a wealth redistribution scheme, which we totally supported until it started redistributing our wealth.

So what is Hammack going to do? If his income were to fall below four times the federal poverty level, or about $62,000 for a family of two, he would qualify for subsidies that could lower his premium cost to as low as zero. If he makes even one dollar more, he gets nothing.

That’s what he’s leaning toward — lowering his salary or shifting more money toward a retirement account and applying for a subsidy.

It’s a recovery. People will work less and earn less… because Obama. But that leaves less money for them to donate to Hillary.

But don’t worry. They haven’t lost their faith in Obamamagic. They still believe.

“We’re not changing our views because of this situation, but it hurt to hear Obama saying, just the other day, that if our plan has been dropped it’s because it wasn’t any good, and our costs would go up only slightly,” he said.

I’m not changing my views, but I’m really frustrated by all the lies the man whom I support and funded is telling while destroying my family’s finances and health care.

But I love Big Brother.

  • Eric Blake

    haha suckers!

  • Dawn Johnson Pence

    They own this. I don’t feel the least bit sorry for them. In spite of this, they are too dumb to realize they’ve bought into the snake oil salesman’s claim, and worse yet still believe it will all get fixed. I wonder what they will think when they find out none of this will be fixed and this is just the tip of the iceberg in costs and bad coverage.

    • JohnG911

      You are absolutely correct and I feel the same way about Ms. Edie Sundby too.

  • freedomisgood

    It wasn’t supposed to happen to them! And it never happened to anyone else until it happened to them!

    • JohnG911

      I despise these clowns who claim to be above the political fray never objecting to the lose of other people’s freedom and liberties until its their turn.

  • Boots

    Boo freaking hoo!!!! Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) was right and these clowns probably criticized him when he accused the President of lying about the ACA.

    • BS77

      Exactly my thought…BOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO…..cry liberals cry … lemmings going over the cliff saying SI SI PUEDE…..If it seems to good to be true…well, hey, maybe it is.

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  • Jenny Rodriguez

    You get what you deserve.

    • Charie

      Problem is, these true believers are taking us down with them. I’m very angry right now with all these TBs because they seem to be unable to think! I don’t think they’re drinking the Kool-Aid, I think they’ve been drinking Obama’s “Love Potion #9″!

  • onecornpone

    All these Liberal fools who are accustomed to taking a month long European vacation every year, are in for a few changes in their lifestyle. When the Statist mentioned “leveling the playing field” they never dreamed THEY would be targeted.

    Couldn’t happen to more deserving people.

    • Had Enough

      “Satan mistreats most those who serve him best.”
      Well, maybe not. He is a equal opportunity destroyer.

    • JohnG911

      The road to hell is paved with good intentions and Obamare will definitely be a road to hell for millions of Americans.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Hammack and Brothers are proof of the pudding that even when Obama hurts his flock, the flock will still “believe” in him and his agenda. They’re so thick they’ll still believe in him even when they’re living in a cardboard box beneath the Embarcadero Freeway. I have no sympathy for them. They’re irredeemable.

  • v

    that’s the sign for fanatics. Idiot democrats/

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Time to eat your peas, folks.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    ““We believe that the Act is good for health care, the economy, & the future of our nation. However, ACA options for middle income individuals ages 59 & 60 are unaffordable. We’re learning that many others are similarly affected. In that spirit we ask that you fix this, for all of our sakes,” he and Brothers wrote.”

    What happened to the magic of central planning? There’s got to be some mistake!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Well math is hard. Too hard for many I guess.

  • Opinionated_Vogon

    That story has been repeated over and over. They even cancelled Hitler’s insurance, and he isn’t taking it well!



  • chan chan

    If this couple’s house was in the process of burning to the ground, and Barry said to to them “your house is not burning down, you’re just imagining it, it’s an illusion”, they would believe him. Classic stuff from leftist idiots.

  • Elizabeth capecod

    What did they not understand about income redistribution?

  • DogmaelJones1

    Hammack and wife Brothers: Runner-ups in the Cold Molasses for Brains Open Competition.

  • ca1

    suckers!!!… they made their decision based on emotionalism, they heard what the wanted to hear… obama has made no secret what his plans are for this rich, bountiful country..perhaps their eyes and ears are now open to what a liar looks and sounds like…

    • Charie

      It makes no difference to them. He lies and they know it but they’re still True Believers!

      • ca1

        prrbly so