You see, her son will die if he does not get his shot every four hours. He's TRYING to find a job but in Obama's economy that can be rather tough. The State of Texas wants to rip him off to the tune of $3,000 a month.
We all agree that ObamaCare is an unmitigated disaster; send it to /dev/null posthaste!
Might I suggest tort reform as one way to get costs down? (whatever happened on that front under President Bush?) And might I suggest insurance across state lines?
Should the government be setting the cost of bandaids?
Also, charities... charities devoted to helping with this type of situation. Are there any?
This is more your league than mine. I'm just throwing out ideas.
My reply in 67 was for the email this thread referenced. My reply to Marie is in 68 and references her particular situation. Again, states could provide this coverage for those who can’t afford it free of charge more cheaply than the bureaucratic systems they currently have in place.
And THIS is what I’m asking for.
We have more people surviving medical conditions that would’ve been fatal than we’ve ever had in human history. This is a blessing, but it’s also a curse.
Both of my children have primary immunodeficiency syndrome. (Another preexisting condition) They’ve survived countless rounds of bacterial and fungal infections. They are going to continue to get sick - curable illnesses that just lay them up for a time - and they are going to need help. This will never get better. This will never end.
These illnesses make it very difficult for them to always have steady work.
Hell, in the modern economic situation, it’s unusual for ANYONE to have steady work.
My grandfather got a job at a car manufacturing plant when he was a young man. Steady pay, blue cross, retirement. He worked there for 40 years.
This is so abnormal now. Even before Obama, the fluidity of the job market was incredible. The only place you can find that kind of job security is in gov’t jobs and it’s been that way for almost 20 years. Outsourcing, companies rising and falling and restructuring on a regular basis, new companies coming out of nowhere. We’re in a very strange situation. Again, the old rules don’t account for that.
To say, ‘you’ll be fine as long as you don’t have a gap in your coverage’ is insane. With the Obama economy, it’s a thousand times worse.
We need to work for solutions or the desperate will grab onto any lifeline they can get a hold of. This is how socialism and communism gets their foothold.
For decades, the republicans controlled Congress and they ignored these worsening problems. It did reach a crisis mode. The dems offered a solution.
Even though most of the public is against Obamacare, the vast majority is FOR extending coverage to young adults on their parents’ plan and for the preexisting condition clause.
If the price were affordable, I’d PAY my son’s premiums to keep him on our insurance. I’m not looking for a freebie. But young people need time to get their lives in order. The old days where an 18 year old man was able to step out into the world and provide for himself and his family are long-gone. (That’s a whole ‘nuther subject.)
If we repeal Obamacare and do not have answers to these issues, we’re setting ourselves up for another desperate takeover.
Again, you’re doing the right thing. You’re recognizing that this is a problem that we must face. As a group, conservatives cannot continue to bury our heads in the sand on these issues.
A thriving economy with tons of energy production and lots of opportunity is the best start. But we can’t ignore our ‘walking sick’.