PSA: Nov. 1 – December 15, 2017 HealthCare.gov Open Enrollment

Public Service Announcement (PSA)

The Open Enrollment period for health insurance for 2018 is

November 1 – December 15, 2017

Sign up at HealthCare.gov. 


August 31, 2017 – The Trump administration cut the advertising budget for outreach to voters eligible for an Affordable Care Act health plan (Obamacare).  Trump has stated he wants Obamacare to implode and fail from lack of participation. (‘Let Obamacare Fail’, nytimes.com) Continue reading

That time it’s good to be no one …

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their analysis of the savings of Trumpcare (AHCA) over Obamacare (ACA) covering the next 10 years.  $337 Billion,  or an average savings of 33.7 billion dollars a year!

And no one will lose their insurance, but by ‘no one’, we mean ‘some one’.  In fact, the CBO estimates 24 million ‘some ones’ lose their health insurance in 10 years.

By 2026, the annual savings to the republic will be $1404/uninsured some one.

And the important things we can do with those AHCA savings?  Military spending is slated to go up 10% or about $54B/year.  That’s 1.6 times the annual savings of the AHCA. The wall at our southern border? $21.6B over 3.5 years    With all the savings from the AHCA, we could build 5.4 walls in 3.5 years! Whoa. Let’s not go too wild.  Priorities.

Affordable healthcare:affordable healthcare insurance?  These are not priorities.  So it may interest you to know that a Google of  ‘2016 average funeral costs’ turns up $7K to $10K. Maybe we can get a group rate …