Sunday, March 9, 2014
My journey into Obamacare...
I haven't done it yet…but I'm on my way. At least to look at it. My health insurance, though not great, is ok. Better than the last fraudulent insurance that I picked up when I moved in the the DC area. I have United Healthcare….Well, an off shoot of that company called Golden Rule. It's a PPO which means I can go anywhere without having to get a doctor referral first. It has a $5000 deductible, so essentially that means I pay for 90% of all the healthcare I am my kids use because we're pretty healthy.
I avoided going to the healthcare.gov site because, well, frankly…I didn't have time to deal with the mess that was the website. But now it seems that the website is better and I'm starting the process of seeing if Obamacare stacks up to my insurance that I pay myself.
I put this video up because I'm sick of people thinking that we have the best healthcare in the world. My mom spends 2-4 weeks out of every year delivering free health care to poor people in Mississippi. They don't have any money to go to the doctor and many don't have money for expensive prescriptions. Obamacare's medicaid expansion would cover a lot of people, but I believe most southern governors have opted out of that. Heavy sigh…
One of the most baffling parts of this video you see the Fox news business journalist stating that the poor just need to…stop being poor. Yes…that's what we need to do. Just stop being poor. I wish I had thought of that! Then we all afford to get expensive, over-medicated, over-technology based health care. We could all afford then to get healthy food, and live in great neighborhoods, and have robot vacuum cleaners. People just need to stop being poor.
Uh huh… the story continues….
at 7:57 PM