It also means, if it ever gets repealed, that those on welfare would not be covered anymore. That would be a good thing. Why should taxpayers get saddled with providing healthcare for those who won't work. It's bad enough there's so much welfare fraud. The ACA was a terrible idea and a horrible way to spend taxpayers dollars.
BUT BUT BUT... many people who work even full time jobs
still can not afford to live, pay rent, utilities, a car payment, loans, etc and qualify for some of these "Welfare" benefits, including medicaid... For the last few days I have been scouring the net about these issues... I am basically SICK..
There are many people who truly feel.... "Just let them die"...it's their fault they are where they are, not my concern, not my taxes"... yet never think of the Greed of the CEOs (Their average pay package last year was $22.6 million, up from $20.7 million in 2013).. meanwhile minimum wage WORKERS- working full time jobs...what do they earn....$20,000 a year to live on... if 2 are working full time.. they will be lucky to make $50,000 a year.. what if they have 2 kids....
There is an "Ethics and Morality" thread going on in there right now.. You know what.. if this is anyone's attitude when we live in the Richest country in this world with CEO pay being what it is against the working man.. shame shame on you..
I used to be a conservative.. but my eyes have been opened .... my family could fall through these cracks.. we have worked all our lives (well I did raise kids, staying at home - many would call this foolish... we've lived our lives around Jobs that offered health care benefits... this was monumentally important to us..... .I feel this is the sole reason we've have Hope and prosperity over the years.. my credit score is 820..I handle ALL the money.. we've never been late on a bill.. we are meticulously careful with our finances, always lived below our means...(I am proud of this even if we're not rich people).... we've been able to make it..
But it's because Health care was there... if this goes , is ripped from us at any given time...if he looses his good paying blue collar job... if we fall through the medicaid cracks, during a layoff .. would we even be able to afford Marketplace health care for 7 of us!! .. I shudder to think how much that would EAT of our pay if we both were working lousy paying full time jobs ... (we live in a high unemployment area, jobs with benefits are hard to come by even for $9 an hour)....this could eat $2,000 a month. then still have a whopping deductible to meet if something happened (thankfully we've all been very healthy- but you never know!)...
If God forbid we had a lapse in coverage in between jobs (heard something about deadlines for this Marketplace coverage? )...let's say I get cancer...there was a lapse in coverage or they wouldn't accept me if Benefits were dropped & started (those pre-existing conditions)... seriously we'd stand to loose everything we worked for
-for the last 27 yrs of our marriage...
Is this really OK ?? I may choose to just die.. I wouldn't want my family to loose everything.
If I had a choice between food or health care.. I'd take the health care.. at least with food, one can shop at Garage sales, find a local Pantry, use coupons to lower your cost... with health care.. there is Nothing... we are solely at the mercy of sky rocketing insane charges while someone's pockets are being lined - I wish more outrage existed in our society over this ...it's something I just don't understand.. Perspective: Skyrocketing health care costs are caused by political corruption | Center for Health Journalism