Here’s your daily reminder of just how bad Obamacare is.
Meet David Emanuel. After turning 65, which made him eligible for Medicare, Emanuel tried to call Blue Cross Blue Shield to have his Obamacare enrollment canceled.
“They said you can’t do anything until healthcare.gov tells us that you’ve been dropped,” Emanuel explained to KJRH-OK.
Emanuel tried to cancel his policy online. “Healthcare.gov went into a comma,” he said jokingly.
Then he tried to call the government to cancel his plan. And after being on hold for 136 minutes, Emanuel said he’s “glad there wasn’t a tape recorder” because he said a “few bad words.”
After making dozens of calls trying cancel his policy, Emanuel says Blue Cross canceled his wife’s plan.
“So I paid the premiums for our joint policy,” Emanuel said, “even though I wasn’t supposed to. And then I paid the premium for my wife’s new policy.”
Emanuel wanted a refund from his insurance company for making the extra payment. Blue Cross said he should’ve contacted them before his birthday.
“I mean, they actually know how old you are because you’ve given them your date of birth,” Emanuel said.
“Getting older is not so bad,” he added, “but it gets old dealing with healthcare bureaucracy.”
Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.
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