Obamacare: “The Rape of a Generation” from Ashley Dionne

The Obama administration is eager to hear your sob stories about how the government shutdown is inconveniencing you (ignoring, just like after Sequestration occurred, that it was their own bad behavior and poor choices that led to this “shutnado”) all because they want to try to remind people that they are miserable and they totally had nothing to do with it. It was all the Republicans! Look! Something shiny!

In the interest of sharing both sides of the story, I’m sharing a letter written by a friend on tumblr about her Obamacare “sob story” which seems a lot more menacing than anything brought on by the government shutdown.


My name is Ashley Dionne and I’m a 26-year-old recent graduate from Michigan.

The phony Obamacare signup poster boy made me want to send a message about how Obamacare is really affecting people.

I graduated from The University of Michigan in 2009. In my state, this used to mean something, but even with a bachelor’s I was told I was too educated and wouldn’t stay. I watched as kids with GEDs and high school diploma’s took the low-paying jobs for which I applied.

I went back to school and got a second degree and finally found work at a gym. I work nights and only get 32 hours a week for eight dollars an hour. I’m unable to find a second job at this time.

I have asthma, ulcers, and mild cerebral palsy. Obamacare takes my monthly rate from $75 a month for full coverage on my “Young Adult Plan,” to $319 a month. After $6,000 in deductibles, of course.

Liberals claimed this law would help the poor. I am the poor, the working poor, and I can’t afford to support myself, let alone older generations and people not willing to work at all.

This law has raped my future.

It will keep me and kids my age from having a future at all.

This is the real face of Obamacare and it isn’t pretty.

Ashley Dionne


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  1. The Kaiser Family Foundation (a non-partisan non-profit organization) has created an easy-to-use Subsidy Calculator that helps people find out what health insurance might cost under the Affordable Care Act.

    Using the info in this article Ms. Dionne should expect a major DECREASE in health insurance costs.

    Her premium will drop from $75/mo to about $22/month and her maximum out-of- -pocket costs will be $2,250 instead of the $6,000 quoted.

    To see the prices you should expect to pay under the new law, visit the Kaiser Family Foundation’s website and enter your info for income. & family size:


    • I'm less inclined to listen to that calculator, since I know several people who used it, signed up for Obamacare and their premiums and deductibles were not only higher than what the calculator had quoted them, but also astronomically higher than their original plans.

    • The calculator has far worse coverage than I have (and I have the very low end my company offers).

      However, your link calculated that I *could* recieve some sort of credit towards my Obamacare premium.

      This is a far cry from saying I *will*.

      Even with the credit, my current plan costs less with lower out of pocket.

      The government needs to stay out of person’s religion, bedroom, and body.

      Each adult citizen is personally responsible for their healthcare.

      It is not a public responsibility.

      Oh, and Kaiser is a long time supporter of universal healthcare funded by (holding a gun to taxpayers heads) the government and is a very left-leaning organization.

      IOW, nice biased source.

    • Kaiser was the model for Hillary Care and currently works very closely with the government. The fact that is is non profit means nothing the majority of all hospitals are non profit – just means they spend everything they take in. They are known for great preventative care but cut costs dramatically for major medical and do not offer the the best service for major medical. I do not understand their non profit status as they do not offer care to outside individuals not on the plan but I suppose like any other hospital in the country if an emergency came in they would be required to give the necessary care to stabilize the patient prior to sending to a government facility.

      Back to the model they are putting out to determine the cost of your premiums – they worked with the government to achieve that model and now reality is setting in for all Americans and it is not equivalent to the model.

      Reality is that no one that was actually paying for insurance will receive a reduction in their premiums – you can not add costs to everyone paying and get it for less.

      Reality is tough when you must face it. By the way there is not enough money to cover all the costs that were not covered by Insurance previously – like all government systems it will break or give to less/lower quality care – Gee I’m so excited!

  2. Well Ashley, just exactly who did you and kids like you vote for?

    • Don't be obnoxious.
      I know Ashley personally, she didn't vote for Obama.
      Just because she and I are below the age of 30 doesn't mean we are idiots.

      • Another lying teabagger. That's novel. Fact is, she was only on her parents' insurance up to age 26 due to the ACA to begin with. And that was a government benefit she took with no moral qualms. Her premiums would be much reduced or non-existent through the ACA. If she declines to accept it, then fine. She can shut the hell up about it and pay full price. Why should she expect the rest of us to carry her by paying her emergency room visit bills if she refuses to get affordable insurance? Freeloading hypocrite.

        • Oh look, someone talking about something they know nothing about.
          Let's take this from the top.
          She was not on her parents insurance at all, she was paying for her own plan.
          Since neither she nor I believe in taking money from the taxpayers needlessly, we have ethical reasons for not taking subsidies. I'm sorry you feel that ethics are such a ridiculous concept that we shouldn't bother to uphold them just because it will make our lives easier.
          Lastly, no one was paying her emergency room bills other than her and her insurance. She HAD insurance, insurance she liked, insurance she wanted to KEEP, she had affordable insurance until Obamacare shut down her plan because it doesn't cover thing she doesn't even need, she wasn't asking you for anything you moronic little troll, so stop with the libelous "freeloading hypocrite" commentary.

          • It's a shame she has all these health issues (including mental ones, obviously), but since she shows no inclination to improve her lot in life, why should I have any empathy for her whatsoever? She is a parasite who contributes nothing to society. And yet she has this false moral bravado that she will not take "government handouts" while taking just that in her other hand. Hypocritical loser. I'm sick and tired of supporting people who refuse to take personal responsibility under the guise of "loving freedom". If she prevents even one person from seeking the help they need and deserve with her ridiculous lies, she can go rot. And you can rot with her.

            • It's a shame you have all these delusions.
              How is it that someone who has been to college, works hard, wants to pay for their own healthcare without government intervention is a "leech" to you?
              Wouldn't the leeches be those that take government subsidies from tax payer dollars?
              Oh wait, you live in some backwards world. I get it.

              How about people like me, who pay out of pocket exclusively for healthcare and don't care to change the way they do thing? I don't want subsidies, I don't want an insurance plan, I don't want the government telling me what to do or giving me other people's money.
              I'm a leech?

              Please take your nasty rhetoric elsewhere. No one on this website thinks very highly of people who tell others to "go rot" for expressing their opinions.

          • Oh yeah, and her insurance costs? About $280 a month. And there is simply no plan that has a $6000 deductible under the ACA. She made the whole thing up in some pathetic attempt to get attention. Either that or she's too damned stupid to use a website. Either way, there is no need to listen to her pathetic rape ramblings. (What is it with teabaggers and their rape obsessions, anyway? Freaks.)

            • Sorry, I meant $280 A YEAR, not monthly. Which is about $23 a month, less than that $75 policy she had, which people like me helped subsidize given her conditions. You're welcome, you entitled brat.

  3. Never mind what her Obamacare subsidy should be, Ashley (according to the info. she gave) qualifies for Medicaid already! She makes $13,312 a year and the Medicaid cutoff is somewhere north of $15,000 for all states except HI and AK. IMO, Ashley is being less than honest when she quotes her insurance numbers.

    • Or perhaps she was raised not to look for every handout one can find. I believe it's called honor, ethics, and self respect.

      • Based on my knowledge of Ashley, the issue is exactly what Cris says.
        She doesn't take handouts.

      • Really? People who need a helping hand, for any amount of time, don't have "honor, ethics and self-respect" according to you? I guess you're immune to falling on hard times. Must be nice to be able to sit back and judge everyone.

        • People fall on hards time a lot…not everyone's first response is to go beg for the dole. There is finding another job, there is turning to friends and family. There is tightening the belt and going without. And when all of those fail, it is okay if one needs to find other sources of help.

          You suggested none of these things. You suggested first, without seemingly a moment's hesitation and clearly no understanding of her desire to be self sufficient, that the first thing she should is grovel for the dole. I'm not judging everyone, I'm judging an idiot like you who thinks that the moment life gets tough you have the right to entitlement that you haven't earned. And yes your attitude is one completely and totally bereft of honor, ethics, and self-respect because you have no ability to understand the desire to make your own way, to emphasize with someone who is frustrated about living their own life on their own terms and who thinks they they are entitled to everything just because you want it.
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          • No, you are the one who lacks empathy. I have, fortunately, never needed to collect welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, etc. but I can empathize with people who need to, for various reasons. And I have no resentment about it. Now, off to wash my hands and unsubscribe from this site. I feel dirty, interacting with uncaring people like yourself!

            • In Ashley's own words, as a response to someone who suggested what you just suggested.
              I’m not spreading any lies.

              Just because I qualify for government aid doesn’t mean I want it.

              I’m able-bodied, educated, and I have work experience.
              I want to work.

              I’m an Objectivist.
              I don’t want government aid.

              This is America.
              I shouldn’t have to have it to live when I’m perfectly able to work.

              That’s ridiculous. http://therealashleydionne.tumblr.com/post/636004

              And I HAVE been in situations where I could easily have have qualified for a handout (in fact, I could qualify right now) I just find it ethically wrong to do so when I'm able bodied enough to work. However, my situation is becoming much more untenable due to Obamacare and other situations. I SHOULD be able to live my life without a government handout, because I SHOULDN'T be FORCED to buy insurance that I don't need or want.
              Or, as in Ashley's case, insurance that is more expensive just because it has to cover things that I don't need.

              • She gets government assistance every day, from low interest student loan approval, public university, roads, bridges, likely public transportation, environmental regulation, and probably a whole host of other things that 13K a year in income doesn't cover.

                I'm not sure where she got the idea that her $75 a month insurance was "paying her own way". She's massively subsidized by others in her insurance pool.

            • First you call Ashley a liar, then you baseless call me un-empathetic for defending someone…and then you lie saying you're going to unsubscribe (like you ever did). Hint just because you say people should my money is not empathy, attacking those who have fallen on hard times because they don't march lockstep with gospel of servitude is not empathy. Empathy would being doing everything in your power to get rid of laws like Obamacare (and frankly all federal entitlements) as they actually ruin people ability to find a job and earn a living. That would be real empathy and concern….but all you and your ilk can must is robbing from others and giving to those who whine the loudest to quiet you conscience.

      • Sorry. If she makes 13k a year, she's taking a lot of handouts. She just can't see them.

  4. i dont think why obama care creates this kind of mess in u.s


    A retired Constitutional lawyer has read the entire proposed health care bill. Read his conclusions and pass this on as you wish. This is stunning!

    The Truth About the Health Care Bills – Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney

    Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional.
    What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

    To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

    The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

    However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated. If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

    The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

    The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

    This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

    If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However , that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

    So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law. It doesn't stop there though.

    The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

    The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

    I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

    For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

    Michael Connelly
    Retired attorney,
    Constitutional Law Instructor
    Carrollton , Texas


  6. Obamacare has become really very unpopular with the citizens. Thank you for sharing your honest and insightful thoughts on this issue, Ashley.

  7. Facts Behind obamacare
    ObamaCare doesn't regulate your health care, it's regulates health insurance and also some of the worst practices of the for-profit health care industry.

  8. The reality Around the Healthcare Expenses : Jordan Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney at law.

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