You know, Facebook is good for something because I found this op-ed in the LA TImes today that helped me really realize something that I needed to: that I am not alone. Health care for me has been a big issue. For many years, I paid for my own health care for me and my family. First in NYC where I had to pay really high premiums but EVERYTHING was covered. Then in MD where I had the fraudulent health insurance that decided it only took $4000 to have a baby and that's all it covered: doctor visits, all tests, hospital stays and giving birth. Oh, and btw, when the baby came out, she was now an individual who was uninsured, so they wouldn't pay for her. Many thousand of dollars (and I mean many, many, many thousands of dollars) later, I found a different insurance which is better, but the high deductible makes it so that I'm doing my best not to get really sick.
This article really reminds, "There but for the grace of God go I." This woman had to choose between health insurance and her house because the economy ruined her and her husbands self employed business. She chose her home. Comments underneath said things like, "well, she should've found a cheaper place to live." and " Tragic but "we the people" should not pay for her misfortune."
Again, WHO IS ASKING FOR A FRICKIN HANDOUT HERE?!?!?! All the woman wanted was to be covered by insurance and found out that because of the Affordable Health Care Act (I refuse to call it obamacare), she now has access to health care coverage that she can afford to pay HERSELF! It ain't like its free or welfare. I am soooooo tired of the people who say that just because someone wants something that's affordable and easy to deal with that they are a communist or believes in socialism and your problems ain't my problems so just deal with it. I hope that those people never have a daggum problem with their health like cancer as this woman did and have to choose between their health and a roof over their head. It makes me just wanna kick 'em in the nuts with a pointy toed shoe….