Taking back health care (from the House)

Takeback Tuesday: when Laurie King voices her opinion about the responsibilities of life in America.
Insulated as I am in foreign travel and life in the Twenties, I still can’t overlook everything that’s going on at home. And this health care problem is immediate for me. Many of the people I know and love are dependent on government help with their health care. If my husband had retired a few years earlier, or if he’d worked in a job with a less active union, I’d be in the same boat.
You think Obamacare is flawed? I wouldn’t argue. You say Congress only passed that obscenity of a “reform” because they trusted that the Senate would block it? I don’t care.
If they want to play to their perceived audience at the cost of lives, what business do they have taking my money for their salary? I say it’s time to throwing out the bums who think a woman’s health is less important a man’s, or that a pre-existing condition should condemn a family to living on the streets.
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  1. Tim H. on May 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Another angle to consider, many small businesses would have an easier time if healthcare was not their problem, single-payer would simplify the Byzantine multitude of beaurcracies, freeing economic resources for (Hopefully) more useful ends, and we’d have better healthcare, I suspect the rentiers would survive the transition better than the rust belt has…

  2. Barbara Kline on May 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Dear Laurie,

    I am a 70 year old woman living in Denver, Colorado and I have just lost my only part-time job. I am applying all over the place for another. My situation is dire but I haven’t given up. I only get $425 a month for my Social Security. The Republicans are trying to cut back as well. Meanwhile, drama goes on and on in the White House. I think we are all in a lot of trouble. God help us all.

    • Barbara Kline on May 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Correction: The Republicans are trying to cut that back as well(my Social Security).

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