Our View: a ‘rich’ date with reality

Posted: October 17, 2013

Tirge Caps is a “diarist” at the uber-liberal website Daily Kos. Recently, Mr. Caps got a wake-up call . . . from a thunderbolt. OK, of the figurative variety.

Here’s the story: Mr. Caps and his wife are relatively young, and relatively healthy, people. So, some time ago, they purchased a low-cost, high-deductible catastrophic health plan. They were happy.

No longer. Recently, the Capses received a note from their insurance provider — a well-known company — informing them of their rates for the coming year, rates reflective of the onslaught of ObamaCare. His monthly bill, Mr. Caps wrote, jumped from $150 to $284, and his wife’s from $168 to $302.

Tirge’s response? “I am canceling insurance for us, and I am not paying any (expletive) penalty. What the hell kind of reform is this?”

When it strikes, reality can be, well, we needn’t fill in this blank. But we could tell you what it rhymes with.