Yet Another Unintended Consequence Of ObamaCare

As we have seen, ObamaCare has had a number of unintended consequences, the biggest being many people finding their health insurance policies being canceled because they didn't meet ObamaCare requirements. The only policies available to them now have been more expensive and more restrictive than the polices they replaced. In most cases these same people have lost doctors they've been going to for years because the new policies do not include them in their narrow network. Call it the health care equivalent of the Vietnam era “We had to destroy the village in order to save it” justification.

It's only going to get worse.

The latest unintended consequence to come to light may make the others pale by comparison, that being that once you travel out of your usual network for work, vacation, or after retirement, you won't be covered by your ObamaCare compliant policy. Do you think that won't have an effect on people's lives as well as the economy? Think again.

As Americans realize they must pay for all non-emergency medical care when they leave their home county, their decisions may have a profound impact on the real-estate market, particularly the second home sector, and on the travel business.

Americans already know that ObamaCare means higher premiums and a shrinking roster of doctors. But they have not yet realized that ObamaCare plans are not portable and will impede their ability to travel.

What happens to those plans to send the kids to live with the grandparents for the summer, when little Josh needs to keep up with his allergy shots? What decision will a family make when Dad needs to move to start his new job, while the kids stay behind to finish up the school year? What kind of financial pain will be inflicted on American contract workers, who rent a hotel residence for three months while they complete a project? And who will buy a vacation home when the costs include out-of-pocket medical expenses?

ObamaCare was designed to take over a sixth of the American economy. But it turns out it will affect a far greater portion of the economy and those effects will be negative.

The more we learn about the details of ObamaCare the more those who originally supported it are finding out they'll be the ones who will be negatively impacted.

One more thing to remind all of you ObamaCare supporters out there about: Just because you have health insurance is no guarantee you'll have access to health care. You've come to believe that just because someone has a health insurance card that it is the equivalent of having health care, and Obama and his followers have conveniently forgotten to tell you that.