Most of you in here have heard me rail against what I call "gimmick politics" or "gimmick policies". They are politics/policies that you know won't work, won't ever do what's claimed, and in the end, will only make a bad situation worse. They are the proverbial perfume on a pig. One the the biggest pieces of gimmick legislation, was none other than RomneyCare. When it was first passed I said it was a gimmick, and low and behold (ding, ding, ding) I was right. Mind you, ObamaCare is modelled after Romney's "reform". To make and already long post short, I'll get to the point. I just recieved our companies contract renewal from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Hold on, let me get the vasoline ready... Currently we pay $564 for an indivdual plan, $1,087 for a 2 party, and $1,683 for a family plan. These are our 2010 rates, that we currently pay. The new rates on the renewal form are $743 for the indivdual plan, $1,433 for a 2-party, and $2,229 for the family plan. WTF? I thought Romneycare (Obamacare), was supposed to make things cheaper? Apparently not. Those plans just increased 32%, 32%, and 33% respectively. Every employee with an individual plan costs $8,916 per year. Every employee that has a wife costs $17,196 a year. Anyone with a wife and kids costs $26,748 a year!!!! How can a person, or a business, afford this? Can we officially call the "reform" an epic fail? Oh, and please tell me again why I shouldn't be upset when I find out that $35 million went to pay for the medical costs of some criminal illegal alien invaders? Or why I shouldn't have an issue with 69% of the MassHealth Unlimited recipients being illegal criminal aliens? Gimmick politics, and gimmick policies, don't work.