[UPDATE: At the end of this post]
First and foremost I use the word “Obamacare” because President Obama has said he’s cool with it, and even likes it. I love that he took what was supposed to be a negative epithet type thing and owned it completely.
Officially I am speaking about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare. The President stands by having his name on American health care reform and so do I.
Obamacare Insurance Exchange Information. <—Yeah Click Dat
The reality of the situation in America in regards to “health care” has been simply this: It is BigBiz. There are subsequently strong ties to BigPharma. The focus is actually not about prevention, your health, maintaining your health, making you well or curing disease.
The focus is on maximizing profits. You cure cancer and any type of disease, you cut off a highly lucrative stream of income. You have prevention programs out there, less people get sick, you are cutting off customers who would otherwise be paying for your products. You see what I mean.
What the ACA does is attempt to cut through all that business focus and direct health care back to what it is supposed to be. This is America, however, and there will always be a large aspect of business in our health care. I realize that.
The opponents of the ACA truly realize that too, but are still squawking and raising a hue and cry because they do not want to accept any reduction of profits at all. Even though such reductions are in comparison, pretty much peanuts. Like I said, we are talking BIGBiz here, and the money being made off of you is rediq.
The other aspect of this, that you need to consider, is that there is very little out of the box, and long term thinking among the detractors to the ACA. We have lost our great American know-how, and pretty much all of our creativity. There is money to be made even when the focus of health care in this country changes.
But I’m sorry, they seem very lazy to me, and just want to keep on keeping on, raking in profits from the extant systems, and are loth to have to do any work or thinking on how they might continue to do so within the new framework. And they want YOU to pay for it both monitarily (as you have been doing) and with your good health.
If you already have affordable health care that you are happy with, Good For You. But I bet you know someone in your family, your circle of friends, a co-worker, a loved one who does not. Obamacare is for them. Pass the information and links in this post along to them.
Despite what you might see being hyped in the media, there are MILLIONS of Americans who want Obamacare and are looking forward to actually having health care insurance and/or affordable health care. Many for the first time in their lives.
Other countries and nations around the world look at America and are either laughing or shaking their heads in confusion. When a Princess of the realm paid less for her maternal care then what the average American woman has to shell out for what you know is vastly inferior care should have been yet another eye opener for you.
I have Googled around since the signing of the ACA, and looked at what other countries have going on in terms of health care. You should try that too. Talk about an eye opener. One person’s experience I saw was this American woman who was living in the UK and ended up having to have skin graft surgery for her cheek when a facial laceration refused to heal.
She got a successful skin graft, had successful surgery, had a in-home nurse who took care of her during her recovery and healing process. She paid nearly 23 dollars out of pocket for the whole thing. The bulk of it being taken care of by the government. Yeah, “socialist health care” systems are eebil alright.
There are segments of society who have had little to no access to affordable health insurance. These segments are part of the American population, and are constituents of many of the political leaders who seem to be doing whatever they can to keep them in that same situation.
This angers me.
Health Care dot Gov is the link where you should begin your process.
Also, every Walgreens will have Obamacare info. For those you know who don’t have internet access, and/or are not comfortable with signing up that way, you can direct them to their local Walgreens to find out how they can get start their own process.
Again, please pass along links and info to those you know who are in need. If you don’t know anyone in need, ASK. You might be surprised to find out that your loved one, your sibling, your bestie is one of the 30 million uninsured Americans.
Good to see my state (AZ) is on board. I was surprised to tell you the truth. Although I have just recently been automatically been put on Medicare, I’m still going to shop around for cheaper options, and I suggest everyone who is not happy with their current health insurance – cost or quality or both – or who is not insured at all do the same.
Looks like I might not be able to shop around – without first ditching out of Medicare – but I’ll do more research and see. But what YOU can do is bookmark the following link, use it, pass it along to those in need:
This tool illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Beginning in October 2013, middle-income people under age 65, who are not eligible for coverage through their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare, can apply for tax credit subsidies available through state-based exchanges.
There are Notes and FAQ below the calculator that are of interest as well.