Spent hours on the phone again with the insurance company.
This time it’s not about getting my insurance back on-line. It was about figuring out what policy would be best for me to migrate to.
Got that all sorted out, I think. The new lemon scented Obamafresh plan will take effect March 1.
But here’s the really interesting thing I found out.
Obamacare hasn’t really helped anybody.
Oooops! Big surprise! Yeah, I’m behind the times.
Here’s the thing that rebooted my brain.
I’m not making any income. So when I get ahold of an insurance rep I point this out and ask what can be done to lower my insurance rate.
But Medi-Cal I point out, severely limits my choices of Doctors, Hospitals, Drugs, and provides far less care than I, or anyone should consider acceptable. I thought Obamacare was supposed to make that better. I thought that’s what the whole subsidies thing was about.
I thought the subsidies were designed to allow people at the lowest end of the income bracket to purchase decent coverage and look forward to not waiting for care.
Obviously, I’m some kind of moron.
If, on the other hand I was making 90K I’m eligible for a subsidy? WTF?
First and foremost, I’m a capitalist pig. Even I think that’s obscene!
That being said, as a general rule I have no problem helping out those folks that are less fortunate than I am.
I believe that we should help the folks in our own country before we start sending bloody fortunes to 3rd world cesspools where hatred of America is taught in the damn schools. That however, is another topic.
I believe today and have believed for the majority of my life that NO CHILD in this country should ever go wanting for food, clothing, medical, or dental care. It’s an obscenity that so many children do go without such things.
This is not to say everyone should have a free ride either. Eventually, everyone should be employed.
However, children that don’t get enough to eat, who are sick, whose teeth are rotting out of their heads typically don’t do well in school. Without basic education we doom those kids as adults to be forever poverty stricken.
This must change. I don’t believe in grand sweeping changes which our politicians love to engage in for political purposes. I believe in evaluating the problem then solving that problem. Often the correct answer is the simplest, arrived at by the straightest path.
Obamacare had potential. It could have fixed a problem by simply making sure the people most at risk, had care available to them.
So what the hell is Obamacare doing aside from throwing the medical care system into chaos?
If anyone should have subsidized care it’s those at the lowest rungs of the economic ladder. That’s just simple common sense. What are the politicians smoking?
I stuck with paying for my policy. I’d rather deprecate my 401K than put up with shitty medical care. But what of those less fortunate?
Where do they turn? Who is their advocate?