About Mrs. Hoge


Last week, I told you about Mrs. Hoge having surgery for a compression fracture in her spine. She is recovering well from that surgery, although she has had problems with pain management. She thanks everyone for their prayers and good wishes.

It turns out that the reason her vertebra failed was that it had been weakened by bone cancer. She will begin a course of treatment for that when she has sufficiently recovered from the back surgery. She asks that you continue to pray for her.

How the Government Saves Us Money


As a part of the $2,500 a year that Obamacare was supposedly going to save each family, the “Affordable Care Act” mandates that all Americans have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. In 2014, the penalties were 1% of your household income or $95 per person—whichever was greater. In 2015, those penalties ramp up significantly to 2% of total household income, or $325 per person.

If You Like Your Plan, We May Change It


It’s always interesting to see what documents get dumped on a Friday afternoon. Yesterday, the dump included 30,000 “found” Lois Lerner emails and 300 pages of proposed Obamacare regulations. One of the proposed changes would allow the Department of Health and Human Services to move you to the cheapest plan in your coverage tier if you didn’t specifically reenroll in your current plan during open enrollment.

Of course, you could wind up with a plan that doesn’t provide reasonable access to a key service you need or that excludes the team of doctors treating your current condition, but don’t worry. Our betters really know what’s good for us.