Florida Family Stuck in an Obamacare Backlog

• January 9, 2014 10:01 am


A family from Port St. Lucie received a letter last summer notifying them that due to Obamacare, their old plan would be terminated. Obamacare stipulates that Americans who do not have health insurance must pay a penalty, so the Port St. Lucie family obediently signed up for health insurance- with a new, Obamacare approved plan.

The Schmidt’s son, Caleb, hurt his knee playing football on New Years Day, but is not sure if he has broken anything.

His mother, Jennifer, has spent countless hours on the phone, taking meticulous notes because the Schmitt family never received insurance cards or member identification numbers from their new insurance provider, BlueCross BlueShield. Jennifer says they never received anything "to prove" that they in fact have health insurance.

Representatives told her that there is a large backlog due to the massive influx of new customers. "They were not able to keep up with it" Jennifer told WPEC.

"We were just a normal, middle class family" before the Obamacare stipulations hit them hard.

They were excited when President Obama promised that if Americans liked their health insurance plan, they could keep it. They had good health insurance and wanted to keep it. Jennifer’s husband admitted his disappointment in the President and his false promise, saying "Probably deep down, I knew that was too good to be true."

Mr. Scmidt remarked that the costs of their new health insurance are "just astronomical." The Schmidts currently pay double what their old premiums were, but receive subpar coverage.

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