One of the platforms that Barack Obama ran for President on was overhauling the healthcare system. It is true that other countries like Canada and much of Europe have free health care. Now, I am sure this system has its own flaws since nothing is perfect. I do however, feel that we as Americans were far better off even a year ago before the Health Care Reform Act came into existence.
There has always been Medicaid for the poor and Medicare for the elderly. My parents had to have private insurance due to my father’s multiple health problems when he was younger. As he became more and more debilitated by his poor health, Medicare took care of most things for him. He also qualified for programs where he could get prescription medication for two dollars per refill. This all took place BEFORE Obama came along and messed with everything.
They say “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I do think Obama tried to right some wrongs, but made things far worse in the process. Take a look at how many people are disabled. Many of these people could work at least part time if they got the help they needed. With this new program in place, this will not be reality any time in the near future.
On my old insurance which was run by the state, I did not have these issues. All that was needed was my diagnosis and I could go on my way getting the help I needed. Nowadays, I cannot even see a doctor who deals with my type of injury, nor can I get authorization for much needed medication to help with my attention span since attention is closely tied to memory. They have also cut off meeting with a speech pathologist who helped me with various coping strategies to make my life easier.
Did I mention failing yet another memory test only a few months ago? Oh…not only did I fail, I failed on a grand scale, yet the Obama run insurance does not think I need treatment.
The system is broken and it is fucked up beyond repair. I did not vote for this moron. I never wanted healthcare to wind up under government control. It is bad enough that insurance companies are run by bureaucrats, now we have a system run by corrupt bureaucrats instead of only stupid ones.
What can be done to fix the problem? I wish I knew. What I do know is this – the only winners in health care reform here in America are the pharmaceutical companies and all the insurance companies. Those of us who actually need health insurance to get better and have a shot at getting off disability have been left out to dry.
Thanks so much for fixing something that wasn’t broken Mr. President.