Two weeks after U.S. president Barack Obama signed his massive health care bill into law, confused Americans are flooding insurance companies and doctor's offices with calls asking, "where's my free health care?"

"They're saying, 'Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?' " said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states.

All this mass confusion indicates that most Kool Aid drinkers don't understand the complexities of the bill they rooted so hard for. They honestly believed Obama's rhetoric that everyone in America would get health care. Most of them don't yet realize that they will all pay through their teeth for that health care that Obama promised.

Even the poorest of the poor will get government subsidies to help with their premiums, but they will still have to pay out of their pocket.

And if you lose your job, you will still have to pay your insurance premium or the IRS will yank your tax refund. Do you think the police care that you lost your job if you get stopped for driving without car insurance?

McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage. That widespread misconception may have originated in part from distorted rhetoric about the legislation bubbling up from the hyper-partisan debate about it in Washington and some media outlets, such as when opponents denounced it as socialism.

"We tell them it's not free, that there are going to be things in place that help people who are low-income, but that ultimately most of that is not going to be taking place until 2014," McLean said. Read More...

  • ontaya brooks

    Well if the people paid attention, they would know that this will not take place until maybe 2014.

  • FloridaChick813

    This again Sandra :waiting:

  • CWhatsHerFace

    They were all against the bill, but now they all looking for it? Girl STOP! :rolleyes:

  • speakinmymind

    whatever Sandra!
    :newpost: and a non-Obama one plz and thank you!

  • Man, I just don’t careā„¢

    Didn't someone specifically say no Obama post?

  • VIBABY

    Lies................. :coffee:

  • glamdiva83

    He said he was going 2 make a lot of change during his campaign & if I'm not mistaken he did said free healthcare(I think) but hey he has 2yrs left who's voting 4 him again?

  • The Divine Ms. K

    TINSTAAFL - There is no such thing as a free lunch.

    We all knew that healthcare was not going to be free. I'm not sure what rock these folks were vacationing under as this debate went on, but obviously, their caves had no access to the internet or radio.

    And like someone said - folks who were against the bill passing will still make their way to the lines to take full advantage of the benefits they will receive, so chile - BYE!

  • ohpretty1

    I guess the "confused" bunch didn't hear 2014.

  • Al-Ameera

    I can't this morn

  • QuettaV

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    Sandra every time you owe the government, they always yank your tax refund, so why you acting brand new?

  • Sweet-D

    Kara D:

    I totally agree. It's only a big deal because she's against it.

  • othelo

    C'mon Sandra...you are getting much too obvious about O. In today's circumstances O is doing the job - not as brilliant as one could expect but from an European point of view he is more than OK for the first 2 years.