- Posted September 29, 2013 by
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Obamacare: Your story
haven't Seen a Doctor since 2008
I want the Affordable Healthcare Act to go into effect. I am looking forward to it. I am elated. I don't have any pre-existing conditions, but I want to know that if I injure myself, or that if I suddenly have chest pains, I can see someone and it isn't going to put a $3000 medical bill in my mailbox on the very next month.
I am very worried for this nation, that our congressional leadership cannot agree that this would be a good thing for this nation.
I am a white collar worker and have 2 college degrees - I am not a person looking for handouts from my government - nor do I feel 'entitled' to things given to me. I have worked since I was 19 and until the economic collapse in 2008, and the resultant glut in the job market, there hadn't been any interruption in that. I like to pay for something I feel is worth paying for. However - $350 a month for what amounts to 'catastrophic only' coverage and the agreement to pay the first $20,000 in 'deductables' isn't the answer, either.
And I used to be a Republican - until I saw the direction and language the party was using and decided they didn't represent what I thought and what I felt.
I don't want the government dictating what I can and cannot do with my body as a woman. I do not want the government saying who has permission to love whom - or marry whom. I want equality - not the party of priviledge that is currently prevailing.
I don't feel ill but I want to see a doctor - get a check-up or physical. I want to know that if my children - and boys will be boys - get hurt, I don't have to hesitate to take them to emergency if they need it. I want to know that if they need antibiotics or any medication, I don't have to make the choice between paying bills or seeing doctors.
People need to get educated about what this means to them instead of buying the rhetoric of a few millionaires that are trying to keep people ignorant of the real impact this will have on them by constantly bombarding people with lies and impartial truths between beer commercials. Read - don't accept word-of-mouth to tell you what to think. I don't believe the majority of people would be against this if they really knew what it meant and how it will affect them. I don't want a bunch of millionaires in congress - who never have to stay up nights worrying about their income or their healthcare - to dictate what the rest of us need. They are out of touch with the people and are only working to the greater good of their liitle empires and pocket books.
The strife they are causing at the 'Main Street' level will be their eventual undoing - and they march toward it with their noses in the air and spouting ill will everywhere they go. This isn't for the greater good - this isn't for the majority of humanity - it's for their own ends.