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Published On: Tue, Oct 29th, 2013

Former Bill Foster aide, Sue Klinkhamer, turns around on Obamacare, writes ‘I was wrong’

The former Democrat from Illinois Bill Foster and his staff were strong supporters of Obamacare, but now the aide says she was wrong.

photo Andrew Aliferis via Flickr

photo Andrew Aliferis via Flickr

In a recent email sent to her former boss, Rep. Foster, and other Democratic colleagues, she reportedly wrote [emphasis added, BBJ The Dispatch]:

“I spent two years defending Obamacare. I had constituents scream at me, spit at me and call me names that I can’t put in print. The congressman was not re-elected in 2010 mainly because of the anti-Obamacare anger. When the congressman was not re-elected, I also (along with the rest of our staff) lost my job. I was upset that because of the health care issue, I didn’t have a job anymore but still defended Obamacare because it would make health care available to everyone at, what I assumed, would be an affordable price. I have now learned that I was wrong. Very wrong.”

The promise made by Democrats and the President that you can keep your insurance seems to have been proven incorrect.

Three years ago, Klinkhamer reportedly paid $225 a month with a $2,500 deductible.

Her rates steadily increased and she was paying $291 a month with a $3,500 deductible as of Sept. 1, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Then she got “the letter” that people across the country are currently receiving in the mail.

“Blue Cross stated my current coverage would expire on Dec. 31, and here are my options: I can have a plan with similar benefits for $647.12 [or] I can have a plan with similar [but higher] pricing for $322.32 but with a $6,500 deductible,” Klinkhamer wrote.

“Blue Cross also tells me that if I don’t pick one of the options, they will just assume I want the one for $647. … Someone please tell me why my premium in January will be $356 more than in December?” she added.

Klinkhamer says she is still a Democrat and believes in “health care for all,” but argued “this is not affordable to me.”

“Just call it, the Available Care Act,” she quipped.

 

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