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There’s a schadenfreude-tastic article in the New York Observer written by somebody who was a big Obama supporter who is now “seething at a president I helped elect.”.
This person lost his health plan after Obama kicked in and he was stupid enough not to see through the sham like the rest of us tried to warn him for years. Here’s the best “advice” he could get:
I went to a friend and colleague–let’s call him Peter–for advice. He also had his individual medical policy cancelled because of Obamacare. “I’m stuck on the same question–income,” he told me. Peter does a little writing, a little farming, a little this and that to keep the ship afloat. “I got through to the exchange, and the woman there told me to just estimate what my income would be this year.” In other words: Make it up. If he overestimated, he’d be screwing himself out of a subsidy, Peter said. If he underestimated, he’d be hit with a big fat bill. He wasn’t sure he wouldn’t also be accused of fraud. So he called his accountant, who’s also a lawyer.
That only got him so far. At a certain point in the conversation, the accountant/lawyer had to get off the phone. “I have to stop answering your questions,” he told Peter. “I can’t ethically advise you, because honestly I don’t know the right thing to do. Nobody does. There are no answers. Right now it’s a complete clusterfuck.”
And that’s so true. There’s no “ethical” advice in the world that can get people untangled from a law that is unethical to put it mildly. The only solution is to burn the whole thing to the ground. But unless people like this guy now get very vocal in supporting full repeal of this giant disaster of a law, I don’t feel sorry for them in the least.