The Supreme Court has yet to rule on the Affordable Care Act, which means a ruling will come next week.
What if I have to worry about reaching a lifetime limit on coverage?
What if we have to file bankruptcy because I got sick?
What if I get kicked off my current coverage due to my pre-existing condition?
This is what keeps me up at night.
Dear Republicans against this ‘compromise’ legislation…please tell me what YOU think should be done. And when I say ‘should be done’ … I mean now. Not as time goes on and Congress votes and blah blah blah blah. Because time is not something I have when there is a stack of bills on my desk.
I want to know what YOUR solution is for RIGHT NOW, because if SCOTUS claims ObamaCare is unconstitutional I will be screwed. What will the millions who are now insured, who will no longer be insured, DO?
As I prepare for treatment next week, treatment that currently I can afford to pump into my body to keep me healthy…I am wondering if those of you hell-bent on repealing this legislation are preparing for the millions of us that can no longer sleep at night because we’re overcome with fear over what with happen.
I am scared. And you are playing politics with my life.
As you vote, as you give your speeches, as you gather at the local diner to shake hands I want you to remember that there are millions of us scared as hell, holding our breath, and hoping beyond hope this historic legislation stands.
But I’m guessing you have no idea what that’s like.
And if I am wrong, by all means, tell me. Explain to me how I will be better off in the long run – because right now the long run looks rather bleak with your repealing of the only thing between many of us and losing it all.
Do you understand I need treatment? I need my medication? I need a home to live in that requires, as do the majority of American homes, TWO incomes? Do you have ANY idea the red tape that goes one when you try to apply for social security disability or long-term disability through private insurance? I’m lucky, I still can manage to think and fill out forms and make calls. Most people who truly need these services and money can not.
So I want to hear your solutions. And I want to hear your reasons for leaving so many of us without a safety net that comes with the Affordable Care Act. Do you truly not like what is in the Act? Do you even KNOW? Have you read it? Tell me what part of it pisses you off most. Is it where I can get coverage despite having Lupus? Is that it? Or is it the part where you have to purchase it, like auto insurance or home owners insurance? Because from where I sit I will gladly pay what I need to make sure this body can get the care it needs to remain a wife and mother. No really, have you READ IT?
I have. Which is more than many Congressfolk.
And it’s a start. It’s not perfect (due to many of those dead set against it bitching for ages) but it’s a start. And we need a start. Because I have been in this system now for two years and I can tell you it’s not pretty. We’re facing losing our home. We have debt up to our eyeballs as I pay bills from whatever doctor or whatever doctor’s doctor was in the room when they did that one thing in the hospital that I was charged a gazillion dollars for.
So give me those solutions. And look me in the eye and tell me what you will do when you win this ‘fight’ over health are in America and I am left scared, sick, and with nothing.
Better yet…look them in the eye: