Published by Delaware Liberal Blog, Progressive Populist:
Ok, now I am more than totally befuddled about our so called health
care reform. Today the President announced that if you liked your
piece of shit so called catastrophic health policy that covers
practically nothing and leads you to bankruptcy court, you can keep it.
If only the insurance companies will willingly volunteer to restore
their pieces of shit policies. In the name of good citizenship.
course, there's no certainty that the insurance companies can turn
around on a dime and rescind cancellation notices they've sent out and
reinstate these policies in about a 30 day window. Have you ever seen
an insurance company pay any settlements in 30 days (excepting Medicare
which turns around reimbursements on a dime)? Let alone retool
suspended policies, write and mail out letters to policy holders
explaining that the policy you thought they cancelled was in fact a
piece of shit and compare the piece of shit option to a real policy you
might, just might be able to buy on the Obamacare Exchange, if you're
lucky, persistent and unbusy enough to get into the site. Yea, I know,
that last sentence needs some punctuation.
Yup. I caved and gave
up on pushing my Party to give us a public option or a Medicare For all
program and accepted the reality that wall street pushed and bribed our
party of the people to subsidize the insurance industry to do the right
thing and give us things like no preexisting condition, not cancel us
when we really needed the insurance for illness or accident and so on
and so forth. I caved with no illusions held by some in my Party that
the Republicans would show love for our supporting one of the worst and
ethics free sectors of our capitalist economy, the health insurance
industry. I kinda knew they'd figure out a way to game us and sure
enough, we're here.
So, here we are stuck with this Rube Goldberg
machine of a payer system. Let's just hope the gears are well oiled and
don't further freeze up on us. At least until America comes to its
senses and we replace all this claptrap with Single Payer.