Michael Moore Declares That ‘Obamacare Is Awful’
Michael Moore has taken President Barack Obama to task for the Obamacare rollout and what he believes are the high costs of the healthcare plan. In a recent op-ed piece for the New York Times, Moore began his article by writing that “Obamacare is awful” and there were alternative solutions to the Affordable Care Act which are more viable.
“By 2017, we will be funneling over $100 billion annually to private insurance companies. You can be sure they’ll use some of that to try to privatize Medicare,” he wrote. “In blue states, let’s lobby for a public option on the insurance exchange — a health plan run by the state government, rather than a private insurer.”
He also roundly criticized the Affordable Care Act for what he believes are high costs in annual premiums and deductables. “For many people, the ‘affordable’ part of the Affordable Care Act risks being a cruel joke,” he wrote. “The cheapest plan available to a 60-year-old couple making $65,000 a year in Hartford, Conn., will cost $11,800 in annual premiums. And their deductible will be $12,600. If both become seriously ill, they might have to pay almost $25,000 in a single year.”
Meanwhile, the chronic issues with the Obamacare rollout have left tens of thousands of people without ID numbers for the plan, despite having already signed up for it. Walgreens announced on Tuesday they will step in by providing a one-month supply of certain prescriptions at no upfront cost to Obamacare enrollees who have not yet received an ID number.
Walgreens spokeswoman Markeisha Marshall said the company believed it was important that customers did not have interruptions in their current medication plans and is currently working with the White House to address the Obamacare implementation issues.