With the recent government shutdown, social media has expressed their political opinions. People of twitter and facebook alike, are stating why they think we should or should not pass Obama-care. Fox News, a very reliable news source, recently posted an article stating 5 reasons why Americans love Obama-care. And as a stunning member of the lower class, I want to rebuttal the asshole who doesn’t see why this does more harm than good. Statement one: over 47 million people were uninsured in 2012. Statement two: not having insurance is a serious financial issue, it is not a fashion fad. I have not had insurance for about a year, I am 22 and my parents do not have health insurance.
ACA allows young Americans to stay on their parents’ insurance plans. This is insignificant, I am not stating that if I were given the opportunity to have health insurance I wouldn’t take. Because this is great if your parents already have health care, but I’m what the tax bracket likes to label as “independent” and my current parents health care is dreams and prayers... and no, not many doctors take my bullshit health care, but they do take my cash.
ACA bans insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. This is good however it says deny coverage. It doesn’t state that individuals won’t have to pay more.
ACA offers tax credits to small businesses to buy insurance. This is stupid because no matter how large of a tax credit, small companies save more money not providing health care.
ACA requires companies with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance. The cost of living is high. Most companies with over 50 employees label their workers at part-time concluding that health insurance is not an issue.
ACA provides subsidies to help individuals afford coverage. This one angers me the most. No matter what your profession is or who you are, if you currently do not have health insurance and do not pay for health insurance providing subsidies to “afford coverage” will always be more than FREE.
America may be the land of freedom, but soon we will be forced to have health care and penalized for not having it. I do not need another bill to add to my stack. Insurance is mainly a scam in general. You buy protection in case something happens later. Let say you pay monthly, and nothing bad happens to you for 3 years-so no need for hospital visits. You basically paid for nothing. Also, I stated hospital visits because its very rare to see a health care provide dental or vision. Personally I think vision is one of the most important. If you neglect your vision you might make a mistake a work or roll through a stop sign because you didn’t see the cop and have to pay another ticket. What I’m saying is that you can never win, but when you argue for bill perhaps looking at the bill from a different perspective. What is good for the upper middle class is often never good for the lower income families. Yes even though I am a party of one, I consider myself a lower income family.
Also, government go back to work. It was breaking news that you passed the bill to make sure you were paid during the shutdown. When all of the world knew that you’d save your ass. Real people are fired if they don’t go to work for a week. Real people also do not get paid for being stubborn. If that was true I’d be as rich as our politicians.