Friday July 5, 2013, 1:41 am
I suppose most of you have heard that the Obama Administration ha announces a one year delay in the implementation of the employer mandate. Republican politicians and wonks are squealing with delight, saying this is cause to repeal the entire the ACA. However, there are valid reasons for the delay, and while this will leave a only few thousand without coverage, Republicans do not want to address the RepubliCare scandal that will deny coverage to millions.
Silly, all of the companies had plenty of time to get things in order. I think of the ACA as a transition being implemented until we can finally grow up to the rest of the developed world and have universal health care.
Maybe I'm too hopeful there, I look at the states that refuse to accept government money.
Friday July 5, 2013, 2:17 pm
Sorry to dump my troubles here but I feel the NEED to make my point to those who do not yet understand the TRUTH of what Republican POWER GAMES FOR PROFIT truly means to the lives of ALL AMERICANS.
As one of the folks in Texas who is among those not covered by Perry's Profit Plan for the 10%, I can tell you that this is destroying my life LITERALLY!!!
I was recently involved in a major auto accident and had life threatening injuries. Yes I am alive but once released from the hospital with ongoing problems it has taken 2 TWO months for me to see a Dr for follow up care. I sit at home confused and in pain wondering what will happen to me. Add to that the fact that the recent results of the CT run at the time revealed other MAJOR problems. I had NO idea they existed as I am NOT and NEVER have been COVERED for ANYTHING MEDICAL in this state. I feel like I survived the accident just to learn that I may very well may be dieing.
I am living off of my SS check which the IRS is garnering because the Republicans think I can exist on $524 a month but the Corporations can't live off BILLIONS.
I am one HORRIBLY FRIGHTENED older American and I simply can't be the only one in this position.
Welcome to the United States of Republica !!!
Have MERCY !!!!
Vote them OUT OUT OUT !!!!!
VOTE 2014/16 !!!!!
Disclaimer: the Dems are not saints either but given the choice.....
Friday July 5, 2013, 2:30 pm
Beverly; I am sorry about all of your problems...I hope and pray things get better for you SOON.
When Bush was President I couldn't afford health insurance; all of my bills ended up on credit cards. I did my best to pay them off but after several years I couldn't keep up and had to file for bankruptcy. I couldn't even afford a lawyer so I went through the process on my own which was NOT easy.
Now, with President Obama in The White House, I am receiving free care! I can't tell you how grateful I am!
It pisses me off no end how the rePUKEliCONS are kissing the behinds of the 1% while the 99% are suffering!
VOTE THE 'CONS OUT!!!!!
Friday July 5, 2013, 3:30 pm
Beverly T. I am so sorry you are going through all of this, our new insurance will be no better, matter of fact it will be worse. The deductibles and copays will be higher, w/ less coverage. Copays I pay 60.00. Ridiculous.
I have been out of work since 2010, awaiting to be approved by SSD, which is taking forever. I worked for so many years, and you have to fight for what you are entitled to, when ill. Now we have to figure out which drugs we are taken, what can we illumanate, my chemo-drug for several ammune disorders. I just stopped it cold turkey. It just went from 25.00 for 3 month supply to 244.00 in less that a 3-month period. All chemo drugs are going up sky high, this way the Gov't can say, well you are the one who stopped it, so not to blame themselves.
How could these drug companies raise the prices so drastically? Does no one Gov' over them?
Friday July 5, 2013, 4:52 pm
I WOULD STICK WITH OBAMACARE.....SIMPLE REASON....REPUBLICANS DON'T CARE AND ANYTHING REPUBLICANS COME UP WITH WILL IN THE LONG RUN RESULT IN .....DEATHS!!!!!!!!!!!, I WOULD NEVER TRUST REPUBLICANS WITH ANYTHING ...MY HEALTH, FOOD, MONEY ANYTHING, ALL GOP CARES ABOUT IS WHAT AND HOW MUCH IS IN IT FOR........THEM!!!!!!!!!!!. DIANA.
Friday July 5, 2013, 4:53 pm
The only "care" the Republicans are interested in is care for their wallets!
They used to be known for being owned by the insurance industry, then Medicare Part "D" came into being, and one could easily see the influence of Big Pharma.
The GOP congressman who was so good at creating alligator tears, as he referred to his grandmother, had no tears as he took the $3 million dollar sign-on "bonus" from a Big Pharma comp. before the proverbial ink was dry.
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:05 pm
Dear Beverly T, I am so sorry about all this that you are suffering. It is so wrong and unfair. I would say don't write off Obamacare; I realize in Texas Perry has it all tied up though. Maybe Kit has some practical advice (besides Wendy for Gov). You are in my prayers also.
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:07 pm
Coined another phrase, did ya? Cute.
How small minds have become ... it's them or us. THEY combined were elected as stewards for the masses, not for points gain. Very sad and shameful all around. History will record this period among the great failures of all times\, ready?
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:20 pm
I'd hoped we'd have a European-style government-sponsored health plan by now,. and we would, but for the obstruction of certain members of Congress! One entire party, in fact, which I won't bother naming.
The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, had such promise, before it was watered down again and again. And now the right wingers are gleefully hinting that it may be derailed entirely. Oh, it won't be, but they'll do their best to make sure it's far from what it should be by the time it takes effect, far from the ideal health care plan. And when it isn't the best, they can point to it and cast aspersions--but whose fault will it be? The same people whose fault it is that it's so delayed right now!
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:42 pm
The Republican/Teabaggers will turn this into a bloody circus! It has Issa's name all over it since he loves circuses. They have shown over and over and over and over that they care only for the purity of their ideology, and nothing for the people. They care only for what makes money, proving Mr Obama, the first black president, wrong, and the 1% and corporations.
I spent the late afternoon sitting infront of a fan reading a James Rollins novel. In it, a group of genetically manipulated animals are found in the Mississippi delta aboard a beached trawler. I remember thinking sounds like the Republican/Teabagger federal and state politicians. I had a chuckle and continued reading.
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:03 pm
Thank you Beverly T, Laura H, and Audrey B for sharing your very personal situation. I will keep you in my prayers as I will for all that are caught in this Republican/Teabagger travesty.
What ever happened to "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" for ALL Americans, not just a select few? I can't remember where I heard the phrase but "there really are barbarians at the gates, and they are called..." Republican/Teabaggers, neoCons, the oligarchs. Soulless people who care nothing for anyone else but the 1% and PROFIT.
Beverly, I'm so sorry, and please do not apologize. If you have not done so, you should consider filing for SSDI. Getting approved took me over three years of denials, until a judge saw it, and said it was so obvious that I should never have been denied at all. That qualifies me for Medicare.
Some solutions seem good, but make no sense. Audrey the problem with paying for free healthcare by ending foreign aid is that what we spend on foreign aid is less than 15% of what we spend on healthcare.
Saturday July 6, 2013, 9:29 am
Thank you everyone and you are all in my heart as I see what I feared is true...MANY of you are in the same boat I am.
Here's a bit of history which is not discussed much in how the Medicare and Medicaid SCAM got started by BUSH in 2003...which includes....”THE DOUGHNUT HOLE”....
“One of the biggest failures of Medicare Part D is the gap in coverage popularly known as the donut hole. This refers to the gap that exists between the initial coverage limit and the eligibility threshold for catastrophic coverage. During this period enrollees are responsible for paying all prescription costs out-of-pocket with no assistance from Medicare.”
But please read it all. It is incredibly revealing for understanding.
I am sure there is more information out there, but the big picture is going to stay the same until WE change it...IF we can. As I said before, the only way to to EDUCATE PEOPLE and GET THEM TO VOTE !!!!!
Saturday July 6, 2013, 11:47 am
I can tell you all, it's republicare!! My health has taken a back seat to cheap, ignorant doctors and insurance company savings. Privatizing anything is always a disaster. Greed takes the front seat.