In response to ThatWasMe's comment:
Listening to this idiot Sandra Fluke complaining about the cost of her contraceptives.
I wear hearing aids have for the past 30 years, every 5 years or so I dole out of pocket for a new set, usually cost me in the neighborhood of 32-3500 bucks.
Never once have I complained about how unfair life is. I just sucked it up and accepted it for what it was, figuring that I could be much worst off, I have my eyes and great health and consider myself to be extremely lucky.
The only thing that saved me from accomplishing my education with a hearing loss was my appetite for reading.
All I ever needed in life to succeed was a job. Wherever I worked I just worked as hard and as often as I could, whatever job I had.And developed a reputation of getting the job done.
It has always led to better things. Sure there are those who need public assistence, I give a lot to charity.
But what i see today are just too many gaming the system.
It's sad that the health insurance you have..that you probably pay through the nose for with premiums offers you no coverage for the one medical condition you do have.
I am not going to debate the birth control/preventative services portion of the ACA with you since I've already said everything I can say about it.
I will say I see the increased coverage regulations as a good thing. When my son was younger, we had pretty bad health insurance but since it was the what the company offered there was no choice. We paid through the nose..at that time..almost $200 a week for the family plan..and it covered basically nothing. When my son had a health issue at 3 years old...I went into major debt paying for health expenses that weren't covered..all the while paying crazy premiums. Thankfully..I now have much better health coverage.
Refusing to accept a situation that is blatantly unfair and weighed heavily in the advantage of a private insurance company isn't the same thing as expecting a handout..or gaming the system. It's about making sure you are treated fairly and I am sad for you that you think you deserve to be treated unfairly by insurance companies.
Trust me..I know what gaming the system looks like. I see people do it on a weekly basis in my line of work..and trust me when I say that when I can bag them and prove it..and get them kicked out of the system..it gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
I never once wrote that the healthcare system didn't need to be fixed.
That isn't what Obamacare did. All it did was get 30 mil un-insured health insurance paid for by the US taxpayers.
Healthcare costs need to be curbed, Obamacare has made things much worst.
The Democrats can say they all want about the Republicans not having any ideas but anyone who followed the debate knows how untrue that is.
The Republican suggested two ideas that could have brought costs down and were tossed out of the discussion because their ideas icompromised what the Democrats who had a majority in both houses wanted.
And then they were demonized as the party of no ideas by Pelosi Reid and Obama.
Two things could have brought down costs and still can if enacted.
Tort reform and allowing insurance companies to offer policies country wide.
The massive amount of insurance that in millions of dollars hospitals, clinics and physiciansare forced to carry to protect them against frivelous lawsuits are all passed on down to the patients and the general cost of healthcare.
Allowing insurance companies to compete nationally will only bring down the cost of premiums.