Don’t Let Obamacare Kill Your Dreams

Don’t Let Obamacare Kill Your Dreams

Three months after Elise was born we lost Emily’s really great health insurance from her company. So I started scrambling to find a new policy for a self-employed person like me. To keep the exact benefits she had would have cost us three times my monthly mortgage, so that simply wasn’t an option.

It was really frustrating and demoralizing trying to figure out how to shoulder the financial burden of this new law. Obamacare may be helping some, but it’s putting tremendous financial strain on the self-employed and small business owners.

This isn’t a blog about how bad or good Obamacare has been for America (so please don’t leave comments about your thoughts on the law, I’ll delete them – in love of course), but I’m meeting more and more people who are making decisions about their careers and future based on health insurance.

Last week I had three different conversations with people in the Summit Life program who want to start their own businesses. But they all were overwhelmed by how they could afford to branch out on their own and start their small business with the current price of insurance. The thought of leaving their nice safe job with health benefits was holding them back from stepping out.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s an honorable thing to work a good, steady job with health benefits to provide for your family – unless God is calling you to step out and do something else. If he is, I think you need to be brave and go after what he put in your heart.

You need to trust that when Paul says, And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory (Phil 4:19), he means ALL your needs – including the need for health insurance. God knows you need it. So he will provide.

Don’t let Obamacare or anything else that is scaring you keep you from going after the dream God placed in your heart. There are always obstacles that must be overcome in anything worth doing. God knows that and he wants to show you just how good he is at taking care of you.

So be brave. Step out and do what’s in your heart, knowing that God is the one who will meet every one of your needs.
By the way, if high insurance premiums are wiping you out, you should check out an insurance alternative for Christians that Emily and I use. It meets all the requirements for insurance under ACA, but it’s not insurance – it’s way better and you actually get names of real, fellow Christians your money is going to help. Click here to check it out.