Today, all eyes are on the Supreme Court who will hand down a decision concerning Obamacare aka the Alternative Healthcare Law. It is very interesting knowing that these justices who may rule against Americans having better access to healthcare have taxpayer funded healthcare free of charge. If they strike down part of it, Speaker of the House John Boehner will look to repeal the rest through the House of Representatives. They also get free healthcare funded by taxpayers.
This is personal to me since it will affect my two grown children whose ages are 22 and 20. They are at risk of having no health insurance since there is a real possibility they will not be able to stay on their Dad's policy until the age of 26. It was a sigh of relief to me when that part of the law went through. How do I tell my children, "Sorry, you cannot go to the doctor, because we cannot afford it"? God forbid they are in an accident or come down with a debilitating disease and need hospitalization, we are screwed. How can this happen in this country?
I do not want to hear of American exceptionalism coming out of any politician's mouth. They who look to rip healthcare access away from millions of hard working Americans are heartless bastards.
While the law in itself is not perfect, it is still a safety net for millions of Americans. I would have preferred a single-payer based program so that no American would be left without healthcare.
With July 4th aka Independence Day coming up and should the Supreme Court rule against Obamacare, I will refuse to celebrate that day. We are the ONLY industrialized nation that does not look out for our citizens and where government officials who have free access to healthcare while so many Americans do not. This just goes to show how selfish these politicians are and the justices who will most likely strike down either part or all of this healthcare law.
Some will argue that we have the best healthcare in the world and I would argue back yes we do, but if you cannot afford it, what good is it? We have heard of ground breaking treatments and procedures to help fight off diseases, but again, if you cannot afford it, you are literally screwed and may die.
I know a special lady who has been fighting Leukemia for many months. She deserves to live, but her health insurance is coming dangerously close to maxing out. A few weeks ago, a fundraiser at a bowling alley was held to help her with her medical bills. Is this the best we can do in this country is hold fundraisers for those afflicted with her disease and others just as deadly? What happens to women and men just like her?
How can I say or you say, God bless America when we spend billions and trillions to fight and kill people in wars instead of using those funds to help save people's lives or give them peace of mind.
The late Senator Ted Kennedy a man who sought to bring healthcare to every American stated this at the 1980 Democratic convention: "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." Should this law go down, let us take this fight to the American people and selfish politicians and make sure that the cause endures. The cause is to make sure that healthcare is a human right for all and not a privilege for some.