Cheersand Jeers
Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Enrolling in Obamacare: Year 3 Because a new Star Wars movie is coming out in nine days, I decided to do something different this year as I re-upped my health insurance at healthcare.gov. This year I would sign up while blindfolded and relying exclusively on The Force to guide me. After logging in with my username ("Donald Trump Is A Lunatic 123") and password ("Seriously Trump Is A Total Nutjob 321"), the first voice I heard in my head was Obi Wan Kenobi’s. "Billeh! Billeh! Choose a Silver plan---it's the most economical and will serve you well." “Grandma! I think the Republicans are at the door with your Obamacare alternative!” But then Yoda chimes in and he's all like, "A Gold plan you must have, yesssss! Gold plan best is if bus you get hit by or E. coli you at a Chipotle swallow." And then that obnoxious little brat Anakin comes bounding into my head and he's all like, "I'm young and invincible so I'm picking a Bronze plan! But you're old, so you need more old people pills and shit, so sucks to be you." God, what a jerk. So I channeled The Force for about an hour, searching my feelings as I madly clicked my mouse hither and yon, confident that I would end up with the perfect plan. When I took off the blindfold I found that I had selected the Cardboard Tube option, my monthly premium was $34,980 per month and my primary care physician was an exorcist. Several minutes of furious pounding on my 'back' and 'delete' buttons later and I was ready to start over minus the assistance of my obviously-drunk midi-chlorians. I renewed my current Silver Plan. It's four bucks cheaper than last year. The savings will let me send a little contribution each month to my favorite Adopt-A-Taun-Taun rescue center. They need love, people…and they don't smell bad on the outside, Han! If you want your 2016 medical coverage to kick in by January 1, HHS says you have six days to enroll. Good luck, and in the immortal words of surgical droid Too-onebee: may the forceps be with you. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]

do You want to know more?