The request for a large rate increase by the big health insurance companies selling plans under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will more than likely prove profitable for 100% Healthcare Now, a nationwide medical co-op which is seeing an increase of people of visiting its web site and inquiring on how to purchase membership in order to gain affordable healthcare. It’s also the possible front runner in being the answer to the Obamacare nightmare that both American citizens are trying to escape from and could be Congress’ answer to it as well. One of the main focuses of the co-op is to put affordable healthcare coverage back within reach of every American citizen.
Ruth Bryant White, a private citizen that started 100% Healthcare Now (before it was known as the Alexander McGee Medical Co-op Foundation) 9 years ago saw where healthcare coverage was headed in this country. She has been on a mission ever since to let people know they do have a choice in medical coverage and that affordable healthcare does exist.
“I saw people were going to be gouged in the future if we didn’t have something in place that could save companies and individuals from the high cost of healthcare, and here we are. Maybe, we were ahead of our time, so people didn’t see the alarm signs then. Now they do,” said White.
White mentioned that although she started the co-op many years ago, she felt a few corrections were needed before re-launching it under a new name and chose 100% Healthcare Now because it would be something people would easily remember and also to remind them that they now have a place to go if they truly want . She also chose to restructure things because she saw that need for more affordable healthcare was now needed more than ever. Her plan appears to be working because now that Obamacare is imploding and the big insurance companies selling plans on the exchange are asking for rate increases, 100% Healthcare Now has seen an increase in traffic to its web site and some have applied wanting to get away from Obamacare.
Nohl Rosen, a business owner from Phoenix, AZ refused to sign up for Obamacare and opted for 100% Healthcare Now because he wanted to be in charge of his own healthcare plan instead of a big insurance company or the government and also to save a little money as well.
“I refused to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act and wanted the freedom to be in control of my own healthcare plan. Medical co-ops like 100% Healthcare Now allow me to do that and I’ll be saving quite a bit of money this way. It was an easy decision for me to sign up,” Rosen said.
Medical co-ops have existed for many years in this country and they were the way healthcare coverage was handled in this country before insurance companies existed and before the government got involved in the healthcare business. Co-ops are neighbor helping neighbor. When a worker got injured on the job, they and their fellow workers would pool their money together to make sure that person’s medical needs got taken care of it. It was simple and it worked. Best of all, the doctor didn’t have to worry about waiting a long time to get paid.
White mentioned that she already has been in contact with small business owners about the co-op and has received a positive responses regarding it. In fact 100% Healthcare Now has gained support from a few notables including Lloyd Marcus who is a member of the Tea Party Express and Chairman of the Conservative Campaign Committee and is also a political commentator. Also endorsing the co-op is actress and model Kuuleme Stephens who is also co-founder of The Last Civil Right, co-author of the book The White Folks Guide to Understanding the Black Community, and Get Out the Vote. Stephens is also a United States Navy veteran and an Arizona Republican Committeewoman in Tucson. One other name that has endorsed the co-op is independent producer C.L. Bryant who is producer of the independent film Runaway Slave, is a Baptist Minister, and is also host of the talk show America On The Edge.
The costs for membership in the co-op vary depending on the plan. Adult memberships in the co-op are $300 per year ($25 per month) for a single adult and $120 per year (or $10 per month) for each child that are under the age of 18. 100% Healthcare Now also has a membership for household pets as well and each membership for that is $96 per year ($8 per month) for each animal. Pets that qualify under that plan include cats, dogs, and small exotics.
For more information about 100% Healthcare Now visit their web site at www.100percenthealthcarenow.com.