Ann Coulter: Obamacare Isn't Insurance, It's a 'Transfer of Wealth'

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Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 12:28 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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Writer Ann Coulter says she's been "thrown off" her health insurance thanks to Obamacare, and since Democrats have made her old plan "illegal" and she's not able to get a tax waiver to pay for her coverage.

"As one of the few Americans not granted a waiver, I'm here to tell you: You have no idea what's coming, America," she wrote in her newest column,"Screw You, Mickey Kaus."

The title refers to the liberal columnist who has praised Obamacare in columns for The Daily Caller.

In her column, Coulter says she's discovered that online plans won't cover treatment at "any decent hospitals."

"I thought I had figured out the best plan for me a month ago after having doctors and hospital administrators look at the packets of material I was sent by my old insurance company – the same mailing that informed me my old plan was "illegal" under Obamacare," Coulter wrote.

"But when I checked online recently, I discovered the premier plan — the "platinum," low-deductible, astronomically expensive plan that might be accepted by an English-speaking doctor who didn't attend medical school in a Hawaiian shirt and board shorts — does not include treatment at any decent hospitals."

But like "any sane homo sapien," Coulter wants insurance that will cover healthcare costs in the event of illness or accident, "not to pay for Mickey Kaus' allergy appointments."

She said she called Blue Cross directly to see if its most expensive plan would cover her needs, but "as happens whenever you try to ascertain the most basic information about insurance under Obamacare – the Blue Cross representative began hammering me with a battery of questions about myself " before admitting the company's most expensive plan wouldn't cover treatment at hospitals she named.

Coulter said she then called one of the nation's leading hospitals, but it also couldn't tell her which plans she was eligible for, and that she had to visit the Obamacare website to find out "but you can't even peek at the available plans until you've given the government reams of personal information about yourself."

"Inasmuch as the cost of health insurance under Obamacare is so high that it will generally make more sense just to pay for your own catastrophic health emergencies, I was not interested in telling Kathleen Sebelius everything about me in order to have the privilege of glancing at the government's crappy plans," Coulter wrote.

Without any help from the Obamacare website, Coulter said she finally found an insurance plan that covered treatment at a reputable hospitals, but "the downside is, no doctors take it."

"You either pay for all your doctor visits and tests yourself, or you pay for your cancer treatment yourself," Coulter wrote. "That's not insurance. It's a huge transfer of wealth from people who work for a living to those who don't, accomplished by forcing the workers to buy insurance that's not insurance."


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