Well, today so many people have jubilantly proclaimed their happiness over
today’s senate vote to repeal “Obamacare.”
But how many millions of those people really did not want the Affordable
Care Act to be repealed? Well, there’s this man . . .
The GOP spent years vilifying legislation by name as an ongoing hate and
smear campaign. That legislation they were able to make equivalent to a
dirty word . . . “Obamacare,” (which is really a version of “Romney-care”
if you want to be technical), was the rallying cry for the GOP (and more
recently, Trump) to get their way at the polls.
Who cares about the “repeal and replace with something better” talk now?
The MILLIONS have their victory. Only, there is no replacement, there is
no fix . . there is nothing.
Goodbye to the protections against insurer-determined “pre-existing
conditions.” Goodbye to parents allowing their adult children to remain
covered through age 26 while they are in the fledgling stages of making it
on their own.
Goodbye to protections against your insurance company yanking the rug out
from under families based on life-time caps and limits for horrible
In my dealings with people over the last several years, I have often asked
in conversations, just what is it about Obamacare they hated do much. More
often than not, I received no intelligent or intelligible response.
Has anyone given any thought as to what the ultimate cost to society and
taxpayers will REALLY be once 20 to 30 million people are thrown off of
their insurance? Don’t intelligent people realize that any social
phenomenon which hurts or threatens a wide swath of our population
ultimately damages all of us? . . . ultimately costs us more in the long
Of course your elected representatives know these truths, yet they are more
concerned about remaining in office than they are about doing any societal
good. Hey . . . congressman / senator . . . it’s a great gig if you
can get it and keep it.