Since the beginning of this year, I’ve had the opportunity to see town hall meetings. Most of are about the current healthcare debate. Some start out as on a different topic, like vet benefits, and veer inevitably into healthcare. Some are broadcast or reported online, with video or audio. Clips of others appear on the … More Open Letter to Congress about AHCA/BCRA, healthcare in the U.S., and just what in the hell are you doing there, anyway?
What things, you ask? Oh, just the term “getting the shaft” and insurance companies. From NPR: Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back A quote: In addition to Anthem, Blue Shield of California used to sell policies to individuals in every county in the state…But by 2014’s open enrollment period, Blue … More These things tend to go hand-in-hand
(Incidentally, when I type “mofos” my autocorrect helpfully adjusts it to “moos”. I’m not sure which is better.) Pre-Existing Condition Bans: Are They Really Gone? But the mix up raised a broader question – What about the requirement of the Affordable Care Act that prohibited pretty much all pre-existing condition exclusions as of Jan. 1, 2014? Under … More Seriously, you mofos?
I’ve been traveling and sick for the past few days, so my blogging energy levels are pretty well smashed. However! I still have enough energy, apparently, to get all pissed about healthcare bullshit. Brandon Boyer Cancer Treatment Relief Despite the crappy situation he’s in, I’m really happy for this guy. He’s clearly a hardworking dude … More Arrrgggghhhrrrr.
It’s here! What we’ve all been waiting for! Hurray! Key Senate Republicans Offer Their Plan To Replace Obamacare So the basic plan is to return to what we were doing before. As in, “Oh hey, you folks with pre-existing conditions! In the CARE plan, you’re still second-class citizens. Sorry! It’s the penalty for being born … More The Plan to Replace Obamacare!
Go read John Hodgman’s The Ultimate (Frisbee) Argument for Visiting Healthcare.gov. That’s it. Update: or not. Also read Kameron Hurley’s The Horror Novel You’ll Never Have to Live: Surviving without Health Insurance. (via John Scalzi’s Why the ACA Matters to Me.) Okay, so now that’s it. Probably.