Reblogged from cognitivedissonance
I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama
that came from taxes I paid.
Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.
what the fuck is wrong with Americans who aren’t on board with free healthcare. I’m Canadian and I don’t care that I pay extra taxes so a little boy in Alberta can have open heart surgery, or an elderly man in Nova Scotia can get the heart medication he desperately needs. It’s called taking care of your people. I’m glad I pay so that people can have a good quality of life. It’s called being a decent fucking human being.
Same applies here in the UK too. We pay for healthcare in our taxes
Sure your taxes pay for the police and fire department too. Probably need healthcare more than them.
My friends, being an American this is what i’ve learned:
We’re all a bunch of ass wipes whether we like it or not. But some people a while ago decided to come up with the health care system as a way, basically, to separate our classes more. You can afford health care? Good! You can go to the nice hospitals and treated like a human. You don’t? We’re sending you to the shittiest hospital we can find to take you for cheaper rates.
For a period after my dad died, we didn’t have health insurance. at all. That’s when all my illnesses started and I wasn’t able to get treated because my primary care doctor wouldn’t see me. because we weren’t insured. I was turned away from ER’s because I wasn’t sick enough and we didn’t have insurance. But no, as soon as we get it back I’m being seen weekly and almost daily by doctors who turned me away.
But the thing thats funny here, Obama himself wont even use his own healthcare system that he created. He can’t rely on it and it makes you wonder what’s going on with it and how reliable it is if he won’t use it. I promise you the day our president uses it, I will too.
He doesn’t have to sign up under the ACA. Why?
1. He has insurance.
2. He has insurance that meets or exceeds the federal requirements put forth by the ACA.
3. He signed up under the ACA anyhow, purchasing a plan he didn’t need, because pundits were whining that Obama won’t use Obamacare.
It’s not that he won’t. It’s that he doesn’t need to — which is kind of the point. The Medicaid expansion was for those with no insurance. The other major part of the ACA was limiting the sale of policies which covered very little but a completely catastrophic event. Not helpful if you say, break a leg or develop pneumonia.
Also, the law does not dictate which facilities you go to — individual providers choose to take insurance which reimburses at higher rates. This is a very significant problem with a for-profit healthcare industry.
Finally, Medicaid was already available in all 50 states to dependents of parents unable to afford insurance. I’m not sure what your situation is — it sounds like things have gotten better health insurance-wise for you all — but if you’re still struggling, I’d encourage your mom to look into that.