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- Check on sick neighbor.
- Grocery shopping.
- Pick up medication at pharmacy for sick neighbor.
- Pay some bills.
- Drop off medication to sick neighbor.
- Do laundry
- Make dinner.
- Bring food to sick neighbor.
- Run dishwasher.
- Write a thank you note to the Denver Broncos for the great time last weekend. ;p <—- HEY!!! How did THAT ONE get in there???
With the exception of the Denver Broncos note, this was my agenda from last Saturday. These things occupy my time pretty much most days. My sick neighbor is a sixty-three year old woman who is in the end stages of uterine cancer, which has spread through her body. Someday I’ll write a post about it, but not now. I’m just not ready to put all that into words. I wrote this list to demonstrate that my life is pretty much like everyone’s. — With the exception of looking out for my neighbor, which I believe anyone would do, my life is boring as hell.
First, it’s not what I wanted. I never wanted to take medicine because I’m sick, but I needed it. Also, I’d rather see single payer Coverage for all.
And there’s a good reason many people lost those plans: They were scams not worth keeping. This article from Slate explains why: http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2013/11/obama_said_you_can_keep_your_plan_an_unwise_promise_that_the_president_was.html
If people are unable to see a certain doctor, that’s on the physician and insurance company. Some doctors don’t take Medicare, Medicaid, and certain private insurance, just like some businesses don’t take checks or certain types of credit cards.
I wish people writing in would quit acting like the government just swooped in and gave me free candy or something. I got an inhaler, antibiotics, and cough syrup for bronchitis that was rapidly worsening. My husband had the same thing in November. His visit to urgent care, plus the prescriptions, cost over $500. We paid it, but nearly got evicted. If we hadn’t borrowed money, he would not have gone to the doctor. No one should be in that position.
The ACA is not perfect. And some people are seeing premiums rise just like they did BEFORE the ACA. Insurance companies can arbitrarily raise premiums thanks to little to no cost controls. That’s the problem with health care being a for-profit industry. I’m lucky to live in a state with the Medicaid expansion. There are tax subsidies available for people who need help paying their premium. However, people will not know if they qualify unless they check. I can tell you right now though, I’d rather be financially secure and paying for my health insurance rather than being poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.