‘Obama cheerleader’ can’t afford Obamacare for herself and young son

CBS Seattle

PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle/AP) — One Oregon mother says that she is unable to afford health insurance for her and her 18-month-old son because it’s too expensive.

Kate Holly, 33, tells KOIN-TV that she originally championed President Barack Obama’s signature health care law because she thought it would help people in her situation.

“I’ve been a cheerleader for the Affordable Care Act since I heard about it and I assumed that it was designed for people in my situation,” Holly, a freelance yoga instructor, told KOIN. “I was planning on using the Affordable Care Act and I had done the online calculator in advance to make sure I was going to be able to afford it.”

Holly’s husband works for a non-profit organization that pays for his health care, but the couple is unable to afford to have her and their son covered under his plan. And she’s been told their combined income is too much to qualify for a subsidized health care plan under Cover Oregon.

“It wasn’t until I started the process and got an agent that I started hearing from them I wasn’t going to qualify for subsidies because I qualify on my husband’s insurance,” she told KOIN.

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SNIP: But, But, But… It’s FREEEE!

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27 Comments on ‘Obama cheerleader’ can’t afford Obamacare for herself and young son

  1. HEY KATIE!
    Look forward to the day you, your hubby and child get SO POOR, that YOU LOSE EVERYTHING and Nanny State will GIVE you everything!

    I know, you can’t WAIT, right?!
    What’s that?

    You…you…racist ingrate!!!

  2. She voted for free sugar from Uncle Sugar as womyn of her ilk are wont to do and now she’s surprised he stiffed her. Another useful idiot who’s usefullness has expired.

  3. “I’ve been a cheerleader..

    That’s the problem with cheerleaders; it matters not about reality. Her team is down 100 points with 15 seconds left to go and the stupid bitch still thinks a cheer will help turn the game around. When the clock runs out and her bank account is sucked dry, she will go cheer for Hillary on the same team.

  4. Every time I read one of these Obamacare sob story the tears just run down my face 🙁 , from laughing my ass off. 😉

  5. Sorry, but I am short on sympathy for people who make deliberately unlucrative career choices and then whine about all the things they can’t afford. Freelance yoga instructor? Non-profit worker? These people need to suck it up and get REAL jobs.

  6. Somebody, please do a Deliverance number on me because I think I’m supposed to cry after reading this. I have just one thing to say to Holly for her part in my son’s future… “Fuck you, bitch!”

  7. This isn’t a news story, it’s a lesson in propaganda.

    Read between the lines. She is pissed because she doesn’t get a hand out, and she doesn’t want to pay her own way.

  8. Bingo sTevo!

    And she’s been told their combined income is too much to qualify for a subsidized health care plan under Cover Oregon.

    They make over $78,000/year for a family of 3 to not qualify for a subsidy. They’re one of the filthy rich according to Chicago Jesus.

  9. No, I’d say it’s more likely an early “tone setter”. It’s a sympathy builder, designed to implant the notion that the FedGov has to do MORE. It sets the tone for when the push begins for the transition to full-on “Single-Payer” Socialized Healthcontrol!!!

  10. WE TOLD YOU SO! Over and over and over again.

    Why did you not listen? Too busy babbling your talking points?

    I DON’T CARE! I’m happy you are upset. Gleeful. You deserve everything you get from your god.

    Too bad we have to suffer along with you, shithead.

  11. poor kate sanderson holly. she wanted to be anonymous but got outed.

    all those years of stupid theatre classes, buddhist studies, the hart vocal method classes did not translate into a self sustaining life.

    so she wants everyone else to subsidize her “its all sbout me and my chatra” life.

  12. Tisk, tisk, tisk. Sell your baby, Kim Jong Un the loon needs more dog food. He will give you a fair price.

  13. As far as Obama is concerned she and her baby are just expendable Kulaks on the long march toward total collectivization.

  14. I feel for this woman. After a decade of getting my PhD in Alabanian 18th Century poets and transgender studies I find that I cannot get a job and have debts of over 400,000. So our light and hope, Obama will relieve me of my debts and guarantee a job for me and my partner Abo, so we can eventually adopt a little black child.

    Obma bless you.

  15. She does need to shut up because the plan(s) our government has deigned to offer her are BETTER for her than what she had before. It’s such a better plan that’s why it costs a little more.

    Just have to put the article into the proper context.

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