Insurance Access

On Fox this morning the opinion was offered that Obama lied when he said insured people would be able to keep their current plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Obama did not lie. No one is restricting access to the insurance plan of one’s choice. Insurance companies have done what insurance companies do, they have increased rates.

Fox has done what Fox does, it has presented facts in such a way that it seems Obama has screwed the People. Insurance lobbyists are screwing the People. Corporate personhood is screwing the People. Fox is helping them screw the People.

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9 Responses to Insurance Access

  1. It would be cool if we could all dress up in boots, breeches and red coats, get on some horses, set a pack of dogs on Fox, and hunt it down so we could hang its skin on a wall somewhere… just sayin’…

  2. Good old fair and balanced Fox. Another anchor there had to apologize for reporting that Obama was paying money out of his own pocket to keep a Muslim monument open during the shutdown.

  3. Did you know that the second largest shareholder of Fox News is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal?

    • elroyjones says:

      I did not. I must research this and report on it in a later issue. I am upset on so many levels that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. I don’t understand what the hell is happening. We haven’t had health insurance for 7 years. I cannot afford the premiums offered in the state with the oldest demographic in the country. For my husband and me it’s not too terrible, we could I suppose shoot each other with one of those NRA endorsed rocket launchers if we were catastrophically ill (we’ve lived a happy life) but for the young poor workers who have not emigrated to greener pastures it really sucks. Why would anyone one want to deny another person the peace of mind that comes with being healthy.

      • In my experience, conservatives don’t support anything unless it directly affects them, and even then, only when it’s safe. That’s why Dick Cheney supported gay marriage after safely getting elected in 2004, while Lynn Cheney publicly doesn’t support it because she’s running. I suspect she will support her sister getting married once Lynn gets gerrymandered into permanence.

        Anyway, sorry about your situation, and I hope you’ve signed up.

      • elroyjones says:

        Okay the short version since I lost the long version. I haven’t been able to gain access to the site. Before the advent of ACA insurance would cost us $15k out-of-pocket annually BEFORE it paid one penny. Now I’m not sure how it will shake out. Obviously, I cannot afford to gamble $15k on something I may not use so it has been cheaper for us to pay for service at the time of appointment, we are offered a discount. In contrast, I have a sibling who is a licensed clinician working for one of the medical insurers- annual salary for a midlevel administrator, $80k. There is something sadly askew when a paper pusher makes more than a front line medical practitioner. We need to adopt the successful programs of countries that have effective public policy. Healthcare and education are two places that demand a better approach. We ought to start looking at Finland. We really need to decide what has more value physical and intellectual fulfillment or houses full of shit from Walmart. Don’t be sorry, I’m not.

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