Eh, I’ve pissed off people today. I’m excited that healthcare reform passed, and I’m quite vocal about it.
I’m also quite vocal on my dislike of the fact that in a few years, I’m going to have pay taxes on my benefits to pay for those required to get healthcare. So, yeah, I don’t like that, and I don’t like the requirement. I’m on it because I feel safer, plus, I do have medical issues (such as the IUD), and it’s better for me to have insurance, so instead of paying $2100 out of pocket, I paid $900, including my deductible. STILL!! $600 for a little plastic tube that goes up in me? Well, at least it lasts for 5 years. Cheaper than the pill at $40 a pop, every month.
Anyways, sorry if I pissed you off because I’m excited that children are required to be covered, no matter their health issues, immediately. Excuse me if I’m excited that in 3 or so years, I can see someone for my bipolar, or whatever it is that I actually have, without the worry of being kicked off my husband’s insurance. Excuse me if I’m excited that people like my mom, who has seizures due to brain bleeds (or something like that) and scar tissue, will never have to worry about being denied healthcare coverage or run the risk of being “too expensive” because of her required meds.
What gets me are the people who are bitching that are currently on federal funded programs, such as medicaid and medicare, and screaming “No ‘gubment’ healthcare”. Excuse me? You’re on it currently. Yes, it sucks, but you can blame the insurance companies themselves. That, and that Oh So Wonderful Man who ran the country into the ground for 8 years.
That’s another thing! I’m tired of hearing people say that Obama’s the one ruining the country. Um, excuse me? He’s on track to getting us out of Iraq. You know, that war that Bush put us in. He’s working harder to keep each and every one of the promises he’s made.
As I’ve said many times , I’m 100% for Obama’s healthcare reform plan. I can see why some people are scared of change, but when I look at a $600-900 out of pocket expense for the insertion of an IUD, all I can do is go “Uh, whu?”. $300 was the deductible. But we pay $150 for insurance, EVERY TWO WEEKS, so $300-$450 a month, depending on how many paychecks fall during the month. And that’s considered CHEAP for a family of four, with dental, vision, and regular. AND that’s with Josh working for FEDERAL wages. The good news is that with the kids, there is no deductible. There is no co-pay. There is no out-of-pocket expense, unless they end up in the hospital. But we have to pay extra if we don’t “pre-plan” hospital stays. Yeah, I can pre-plan a broken bone that has to be surgically fixed. I can pre-plan when an appendix bursts. Uh, huh, SURE.
That’s why I’m for Obama’s plan. That’s why I’m for Healthcare Reform. Fuck, I’d pay higher taxes if it means that I can see a psychologist for my bi-polar and NOT get dropped because of it.
NOTE: If you’re going to flame, just GTFO now. I have better things to deal with than some racist comment about Obama or lies about how he’s going to kill the old people, and force you to get insurance.
Welcome home, Mr. President.
Welcome home, Mrs. Obama.
Welcome home, Sasha and Malia.
Welcome home, Grandma.
Welcome home to the next four years of your life. Welcome home to the hope you have inspired. Welcome, welcome, welcome.