Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Obamacare helps you more than you know

In my continued rant about the likelihood of losing the Affordable Care Act, which allows diabetics like myself to rest easy knowing we'll always be able to get health care, here is another gem:

6 Lesser-Known Obamacare Provisions That Could Evaporate

Obamacare didn't just mandate that everyone needed health insurance, any more than it just set up a marketplace where people could buy health insurance policies directly.  It even did more than protect people with preexisting conditions, like diabetes (although I have to admit that is my favorite part of it).  There are also a number of things the ACA did for us that we're going to regret losing.

Monday, January 9, 2017

The truth about Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, has been in the headlines a lot lately.  Republicans intend to repeal it once Trump takes office, and the only thing that remains to be seen is how quickly it'll happen.

This, of course, scares the hell out of me.  Obamacare is responsible for me being able to get health insurance at all.  I should address why this is sometime, and why I support the ACA with every fiber of my being, just in case some of you have forgotten what health insurance was like before the ACA was passed.  But not right now, as this particular post is about fact checking the claims about Obamacare.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Despair

I have to apologize for having been silent so long, especially during all of the upheaval this fall.  Truth be told, I was despondent for a long time after the election, and the many headlines about the fate of the Affordable Care Act just made it worse.  I'm terrified for the fate of my health care, hell, for my health.