Once again, the GOP noise machine and their slobbering mainstream media sycophants are fully revved-up about ObamaCare. Flush with their victories and newly gained majorities in Congress and the Senate, they are making yet another assault on a program that has signed up more than eight million people. That's eight million folks who for various reasons, wouldn't otherwise have access to health insurance. In our pay for play, everything for a buck system, that translates to eight million souls who wouldn't have access to any kind of meaningful health care.
Now if you think that from the tone of the previous paragraph, this is just another defend the Affordable Care Act article, you just might be wrong! Just because the GOP and many conservative sock puppet “organizations” (that are really thinly veiled operations financed by billionaires) have been making endless politically motivated attacks on ACA, it doesn't mean that the way ACA was “compromised” down from a potentially single-payer plan didn't create legal and ethical holes in it that invited those attacks! Although to his credit, President Obama is the first President to seriously address what amounts to a health care crisis in our nation and actually get a law passed covering people under sixty five, I resent that he made almost every aspect of it negotiable. The more he compromised, the more the GOP and those sock puppet organizations found fault with it and said so in endless TV propaganda ads. Which reminds me of one of my favorite sayings, “No good deed shall go unpunished.” Although ACA did some great things like preventing insurance corps from rejecting people for pre-existing conditions, the finished product was a compromised to death shadow of itself!
Here's some of what's wrong with the Affordable Care Act from my perspective:
I could continue for pages but in the interest of brevity, I won't. Let's just end things by saying that if the purpose of health care reform is to actually provide health care for every person in our country, than we needed single-payer health care. If the purpose of health care reform is to really control the rising costs of health care, than we need to nationalize every aspect of health care and transform it from a big corporate business to a profession! As things now stand, ObamaCare is basically the health care version of trickle-down economics. It looks out for the interests of insurance corps. first by providing them with a mandated by law customer base and leaves those customers with ever increasing premiums! Come to think of it, didn't trickle-down also happen when Wall St. and the banksters were bailed out, while ordinary folks remained unemployed? Food for thought, huh?
Let's face it, possibly because our country, unlike most industrialized countries, really didn't have a mechanism of providing healthcare for all, we have a plethora of disease-specific charities. Those charities represent a spectrum of individual diseases literally ranging from A to Z. Now one would like to think that all of those charities would want to help those who suffer from the diseases they address get the benefit of healthcare. If more people had access to healthcare, more people could have potentially life threatening illnesses diagnosed earlier leading to better, possibly lifesaving outcomes.
The Affordable Care Act has the potential to extend the security of healthcare to tens of millions more people who are currently uninsured. For one reason or another, through no fault of their own, when it comes to getting the medical benefits that a civilized nation is supposed to offer, they have been on the outside looking in. Now they have a chance to get insured, get diagnosed & get well!
If I ran a disease-specific charity, I would do everything that I could to get people who suffer from the disease that my charity addresses and allegedly wants cured insured, up to and including using some of the TV ads that my charity buys to promote ACA instead of just continually asking for donations. I've been waiting to hear one of the major disease-specific charities take a position supporting the Affordable Care Act but thus far, the silence is deafening. If you know of any disease-specific charities that are supporting the Affordable Care Act, please let me know because in this case, I would like to be proven wrong.
The government shutdown is a callous abuse of power by elected representatives from a political party that has taken on the elimination of The Affordable Care Act as its primary objective. The GOP obsession with ACA is self-serving because they know that if it has a chance to become successful, their constituents will realize that they were deceived by the Republicans! If you feel that the best interests of our country shouldn't be sacrificed for a one-sided political agenda, visit my Listen Here! page.
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