BUZ LIVINGSTON: You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant

Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 04:26 PM.

Arlo Guthrie popped on my radar when I heard the Woodstock album. Being 12 years old I had heard some balladeers before but not “Comin’ into Los Angeles .” Our paths serendipitously crossed again in Walton County Traffic Court .

Guthrie sets “ Alice ’s Restaurant Massacree” around Thanksgiving and “blind American Justice” prevailed in both cases. In his tune Guthrie meanders from Thanksgiving and legal transgressions so when the melody comes around we’ll do the same.

The Walton Sun Facebook page recently asked people to share Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Obamacare stories and   to me, Obamacare gets a “C minus.” 

Humana has not dropped our coverage and if they did the Obamacare option would be 15 percent higher. But it ain’t our first rodeo; double digit premium increases are common. And I’m boringly healthy.

On the positive side, Humana rebated us two years running. More importantly in my family, there are three young adults whose medical conditions make individual coverage prohibitive.

Here’s some Walton Sun breaking news. You don’t need healthcare.gov to buy insurance. Go to healthsherpa.com, follow the prompts and call the insurance company directly. Healthcare.gov helps people who qualify for a subsidy.  Google search “Kaiser Health Subsidy.”

Someone should have seen the website glitches, premium increases and cancellations coming. I do not condone nor excuse the lack of foresight. But let’s get real; Americans have some shabby health insurance policies.

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