Almost Wordless Wednesday

Baby cheering for SCOTUS ruling on Affordable Care Act

It’s not a single payer health care system (yet), but the United States enters the 20th century finding some way to cover citizens with affordable health care. This formerly fat doctor says, “Yeah, baby!”

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    • Have you had a chance to digest the ruling? A tax! I would call that creative except if I have to pay for bombers, I am delighted to be taxed in any form for health care. Heck, Medicare and Medicaid ARE taxes!

  1. As a self-employed, marginally-insured person ($10k deductible), I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Most people I know who are in the same boat are not asking for something-for-nothing, but we would like to think we won’t lose our homes because we had to go to the ER.

    • This is all about the health of individuals AND our country. If we refuse to insure everyone to the same level as our Congress (hey, I pay for their life long benefits), then at least we the people can provide some basic level of care to all. This is not a partisan issue.

  2. As a person who was for years considered “uninsurable,” I was happy with to hear the news. Then I see a post in response to my niece’s facebook photo (very funny with Oprah giving away healthcare instead of her infamous cars) and realized once again just how many people have never been touched by any issues with healthcare so they resent this. For so many it is about “me.”

    • I don’t understand how people can hear (maybe they don’t) that 46-50,000 Americans die every year directly due to lack of health insurance. Have we no compassion as a country?

      My little bitty breast cancer now puts me in the uninsurable group. (For years it was because of my weight, except I always was eligible for employer group coverage.) So I, too, personally appreciate this aspect of the reform act.

  3. My husband and I are considered uninsurable and so I had to stop being a stay at home mom and go to work when he became self employed as a solo practitioner – no employees no group plan. Nice to know I won’t have to “work for benefits” if I choose.

    And when I say work for benefits – l mean my paycheck was $171. because of the cost of our family high deductible plan being taken out of my check.

    • Yikes! Talk about unaffordable health care. People wonder why many others don’t have health insurance even though they work (small businesses don’t offer it or it’s too expensive to cover all family members). I often had patients who would have to choose between medications to take. “Do I control my hypertension or my diabetes?” Yet for all our nation DOES spend on health care, we have some of the worst health statistics among first world nations. This isn’t just about access but also about quality. Uh oh, getting revved up this morning.

  4. Such a huge win for Americans. Huge. Been waiting for something this good since Hill and Bill pushed for reform. There’s plenty of room for improvement but this is an encouraging start that may eventually lead to something closer to single payer. I still don’t get why more of us can’t opt to join the same health plan our federal employees enjoy.

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