Because California’s “Covered California” exchange seemed to get off to a good(ish) start, my Leftist friends on Facebook have been boasting that it proves that, if more states had agreed to have their own exchanges, the federal Obamacare exchange would have been a non-issue. To which I now say “Not so fast, oh Leftist friends.”
Another one of my Facebook friends is a classic independent: he’s a young man in his mid-20s, quite brilliant, with a computer degree from a top (way top) school. Unsurprisingly, despite his youth, he has a very good job with an even better income. That’s why I accept as absolute truth the message that this young man posted on his Facebook page. (I’ve edited the message slightly, so as to protect his privacy. The content is unchanged, but some of the vocabulary is different.)
I opened my mail today and discovered I’d been enrolled into Medi-Cal. I never applied for Medi-Cal, since I have an income and I have health insurance through a private insurance company. The only thing that I did was to sign up for California’s exchange [Covered California]. I just wanted to compare prices, so I never completed an application. Worse, now that I’m “on Medi-Cal,” I don’t know what to do to get off again.
This is your tax dollars at work.