Facebook is a great social media for sharing and enjoying the posts of others. Of course there are some users you wish would find another way to utilize their time, but today, I engaged in a conversation about the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. While some are singing the praises of a president who provided them insurance despite pre-existing conditions, others are bemoaning the ridiculous co-pays and deductibles they now face. I’m honestly trying to remember that everyone is entitled to their opinion and keep out of political rants, but I couldn’t help myself..and needed to share my opinion, and it got me thinking. (If you click the FB link, you’ll be taken to a video everyone should see.)
As a victim of Obamacare, since my previous provider bailed on my retirement system, I was changed to a policy over which I had no choice because I live out of state. Although my deductibles are not ridiculous… and since the change my spouse and I are both primarily Medicare, we don’t face the problem my son and his family do. They have a $2500 per person deducible, and the insurance refuses to cover his wife because she is also employed and can provide her own. Of course, the cost is prohibitive and adds a further burden.
Someone has to pay for all those people who didn’t have insurance previously, and guess where the burden lies. We taxpayers are also footing the bill for all those free phones Obama is giving away for emergency situations. Of course, the fact that I’ve seen interviews of welfare recipients who have more than one makes me question the validity of the decision, but what really fries me is trying to understand why we’re paying for 250 texting minutes for phones that are to be used in emergencies. What’s up with that?
The current administration has added so much to the national debt, despite promising to reduce the deficit and maintain transparency. Transparency, to me, means we should know what’s going on, but do we? Rumors circulate that Medicare and Social Security funds have been funneled elsewhere despite the fact that employees paid into accounts to sustain them in their senior years. The rumors, and they continue to be rumors because I’m sure the government doesn’t want to admit thievery, scare me senseless. My husband and I are totally dependent upon those two funds to sustain us. We would be screwed if the funds are indeed ready to run out.
I’m totally disappointed in the current administration. Obama’s campaign promises of transparency and change have both been bold-faced lies. The changes have been disappointing, if not expensive. and his need to act autonomously leaves the public wondering what’s around the corner. Remember his statement…”I have a pen and a phone?” Why he hasn’t been impeached is a mystery and how some folks can still praise and find him a supreme leader is beyond my comprehension. Our future is walking a perilous line.
I only hope the right candidate comes along who cares about the older American public and addresses issues that keep us secure. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Americans disregarded their political affiliation and voted a PERSON not a PARTY? The two party system has divided us and makes us choose a side. Voting for an Independent is like throwing your vote in the trash because family tradition is at work against anyone who dares stray from making a choice and picking one side of a line that’s been drawn by the Dem/GOP. There are too many people who follow Grandpa’s lead instead of taking time to investigate on their own and cast an educated vote. There shouldn’t be an “aisle” and finger-pointing on both sides. We should be one party UNITED for the good of America.
Did I say “hope?” Actually, I PRAY for those miracles. We need someone who can restore the respect we’ve lost overseas, someone who isn’t afraid to truly run a transparent administration, and someone who believes in the constitution. Even more, we need some who believes in closing the borders and having people enter legally to earn the benefits they are getting for free now. I can’t afford to support thousands of refugee children….can you? Enough said.