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Pay attention to the fact that your state can refuse to expand medicaid, like Scott Walker recently did. By turning away the Federal money – poor people will be left without health insurance. One more item, small businesses won’t be hurt by Obama care – that’s one of those Conservative falsities (Conservatives love to lie). You need to have more than 50 employees to be affected.
While Governor, Mitt Romney signed into law a healthcare law that is very much like the Affordable Care Act. I will admit that I am not very familiar with Massachusett’s law, but I believe that if Romney had disagreed with the law, he could have vetoed it.
Romney is running for President and he plans on overturning ACA (aka Obamacare) on day one, my friend.
Now, this passed weekend, Romney goes on talk shows and said that there are some parts of ACA he likes and he will keep them.
How can anyone take this guy seriously any more? I don’t have a problem with a politician saying “You know, I was against this, but I did more research and I’ve changed my mind.” I don’t mind a politician saying, “I was against this, but I’ve received a thousand letters from my constituents and I’m going to vote for it, because they want me too.” (Where would we find a guy like that?)
But, Romney is running on a platform that is against Obamacare! And, now he’s mellowing? Where is the decisive business man he claims to be? He flips and flops that it scares me. He wants to be liked. Mitt Romney wants all of us to like him.
But, that’s not possible when you’re running for office. You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything. We need a President with a backbone! Not someone who wants all of us to be his friend. I have friends. The country has friends. What we need is a strong leader and Mitt isn’t.
Finally, the Roberts led Court made a decision that will actually be good for this country. Too bad the right wing is too stubborn to agree.
Sadly, many on the right just don’t get it.
They think that this equates to people getting something for nothing. Apparently, they haven’t been told that millions of hardworking American citizens either can’t afford insurance or work where it isn’t offered. The Affordable Care Act means that they will have access to affordable health insurance. That’s a good thing.
Plus, the law finally does what should’ve been done a very long time ago – it regulates the insurance companies. Now, they have to spend 85% of the premiums on actual health care. This is a good thing. Let me explain.
I’m a responsible, tax paying American citizen. When I was working as a contractor, I purchased the most expensive health care plan my employer offered. I paid the full amount of the premium. I thought I had purchased a plan that would cover up to $15,000 of charges. I ended up in the hospital and the bill came to well over $6,000. My insurance company didn’t pay anything. What they did do was deny the hospital payment for services and lower the cost of others. I was left with a $4,000 bill.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have $4,000 just lying around.
With the health care law in full effect, this wouldn’t have happened. And, I wouldn’t be making monthly payments to my local hospital. The insurance company would’ve done what I had been paying them to do.
Another good thing about the health care law is the removal of pre-existing conditions. I have a very mild case of asthma. There was a mix up with my insurance when I switched from one consulting firm to another. This left me without insurance coverage for about two weeks (during which I managed to rack up another $2,000 in Hospital bills.)
Under the old ways, no continuing coverage – no coverage for my asthma. Not now.
Now, my new insurance cannot penalize me for someone else’s mistake.
Which brings me to the Individual Mandate. #1. You don’t want someone to not have coverage, be diagnosed with cancer and then sign up for insurance. That would be the same as not buying car insurance until after you’ve been in an accident. By making everyone have insurance, this scenario practically goes away.
#2. By everyone having insurance, hospitals will be paid for services. If you think people are walking away from medical bills and no one is paying for it, you’re wrong. We all pay when the hospitals raise their rates to make up for the deadbeats.
Responsible adults carry insurance. Now, we’re all going to be responsible adults whether the right wing agrees or not.
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Rick Perry’s motives may be suspect, but Michele Bachmann (and Sarah Palin) lives in a dream world. Preventing cervical cancer should be the ends here. Making sure that young girls are protected so that they don’t suffer later should be more important than Bachmann’s going to the gutter to assume this means we’re going to allow 6th graders to have sex.
We give our children many vaccines that are mandatory – this one prevents cancer. Apparently, Bachmann doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the 12,000 women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. And, HPV isn’t just associated with cervical cancer; they list goes on: penile, vulvar, vaginal, anal and oropharyngeal (according to the CDC website).
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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The Angry Lesbian reviews the myths that surround the health care law passed by Congress and signed by President Obama.