I got the following e-mail on the evils of Obama Care. Even after that act is now considered the law of the land, there are conservatives who just can’t accept it. For many of us who need this change, it is more like a band aid on a gushing open wound. But maybe it is better than nothing at all. And nothing at all provide us…..Either financial ruin or death.
So why am I getting these knee jerk reactions to a simple plan that only begins to end the suffering of ill poor people?
This was brought to me by Senior Policy Analyst; Independent Women's Voice. (Notice the attempt to elicit the women’s rights ‘movement.)
According to the E-mail;
“Bad Breakup: ObamaCare Dumps Your Spouse?”
Ever since ObamaCare was signed into law, we've been bringing you stories of all the people affected by the law's perverse incentives.
Many of those have been stories of people losing or on track to lose their health care coverage, despite President Obama's repeated insistence that anyone who liked their doctor, their plan, or their insurance would be able to keep it.
OK so these people are concerned they can’t keep the doctor they like. Oh!...Boo…Hooo!!!—How many poor people have a doctor to choose from?
Over the last two-plus years we've heard many stories of businesses dumping their employee coverage because of ObamaCare. And now, as we learn from MarketWatch, even some of those spared that specific fate might not be spared entirely:
Businesses are dumping their workers insurance. OK—not good. But is this really because of ObamaCare? Where is the proof?
By denying coverage to spouses, employers not only save the annual premiums, but also the new fees that went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act. This year, companies have to pay $1 or $2 “per life” covered on their plans, a sum that jumps to $65 in 2014. And health law guidelines proposed recently mandate coverage of employees’ dependent children (up to age 26), but husbands and wives are optional.
So employers may drop insurance coverage to spouses-maybe because they don’t need it under ObamaCare!
Then these people warn of the “law's perverse incentives.”—What ever that really means? More than likely it means that those needing abortion or birth control will get it---So what?
Now let’s look at what some of us are facing with or without ObamaCare. I am being sued by several companies, one of which is for $1.100 for services at a sleep lab. I never ordered their equipment and I don’t need their services. I have already been sued by a different medical service for $300 which they garnished from my wages. Not much money, but with the $1,100 it is beginning to add up.
So I am on a chemo therapy set of drugs for the elimination of my Hepatitis C. It is a fatal disease in the end. The rugged regiment I am one is likely to cure me of this disease and I would not have a death sentence over my head. I have been on this drug regiment for 8 weeks and there are three more months to go. I have constant fatigue which makes it hard for me to work full time. I get sick a lot and miss a lot of work.
I can’t begin to pay off all the medical expenses I have encored even though my wife has insurance. But the insurance only covers 80% and they are beginning to cut down to 50% percent. So while those anti-Obamacare people bitch about the quality of medical care, care providers are not even waiting for this new program to cut their own services ahead of time. And this only encourages people to support ObamaCare as they see how ruthless our medical providers really are.
From Time Magazine;
We now spend 20 percent of our GDP—an estimated $2.8 trillion for 2013—on health care. It’s time to cut through the policy debate and follow the money. A special report on why our medical bills are so expensive.
How much is good health care worth to you? $8,233 per year? That's how much the U.S. spends per person.
To hell with Hadley Heath, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women's Voice.
GET OVER IT…Bourgeois brats!