You cannot trust the American people, especially the poor and the middle class. Those bastards are sneaky and have no shame. They do not just pay for the health insurance premiums, they actually use the insurance. How dare they? *
President Obama signed the bill for the Affordable Care Act (nicknamed Obamacare), in 2010 and with that he gave millions of uninsured people the access to health care. Millions of people had been uninsured for decades; many of them never had access to health insurance, in their lifetime.
Finally, people could sign up for health care and sadly, so they did. Not just that, they had the nerve and actually went to see doctors and specialists. Many of them were sick, had illnesses and diseases that had been left untreated for years. They needed medication and treatments, and they took them.
So many sick people all at once, that made some premiums go up. Billions of Dollars wasted on the sick, imagine that. That needs to stop! The wealthy and the rich should not have to carry such a burden.
Now it’s up to Trumps’ administration to make this RIGHT again. They are discussing a new Health Care Bill behind closed doors. There are no hearings, not even their own colleagues have the privilege of getting informed. So far it’s a “Mystery bill” or perhaps a “Misery bill” -nobody knows.
It keeps us, the ordinary citizen on our toes. It gives us something to worry about, in a time where we hardly have anything to worry about at all.
Healthcare in the U.S. is not a right, it’s a privilege, and so I wonder, will I continue to be one of the privileged people who will be allowed to have healthcare? And if so, will we be able to afford it?
Right now we have a health insurance that’s actually more of an emergency insurance. In the case of a serious illness and a hospital stay, we are covered, until then we have a deductible that hangs over our head like the sword of Damocles.
What are they talking about behind closed doors? How many of us will lose their health insurance coverage and, will I be one of them?
What about pre-existing conditions, will that be an issue? Will survivors be punished for surviving? Will people with chronic diseases have to pay more? Will parents have to worry about their kid’s health? Will we all be thrown under the bus?
What about nursing homes and the care for the elderly. Will they touch (and cut) Medicaid?
Perhaps the goal for us is not to survive for so long anyway. If we can’t afford to see a doctor, we stay sick and will be diagnosed when it will be too late. That’s right middle class…do your job! Die early enough, and we won’t have to worry about all that retirement bullshit at all. That would save Billions indeed.
The rich behind closed doors, they are gambling with the health of so many. Democrats and Republicans, black or white, wealthy or poor -health insurance should be accessible and affordable for all of us.
Healthcare should not be a privilege, it should be our right! Here I am, dreaming again!
*) Sarcasm intended