I saw this and it just confirmed my feeling that this ACA thing would, eventually, fuck the people in the ass who can really benefit from it or the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. The really fucked up thing is that I suspect that if the whole healthcare thing didn’t come up during this president’s administration, it would still have to be addressed in any new administration because, fuck it, this is an issue for all Americans and not just the ones who can afford it… ain’t it?
Fifteen million Americans are going to be assed-out because of what the Supreme Court decreed; that’s 14,999,999 too many and it is a fucking mistake to give the various states a way to opt-out of seeing that the citizens who can’t afford this are fucking covered and not left at the mercy of someone else’s kindness… because it is quite plausible that in order to save themselves some money, states are willing to let these people get sick and die and then call it a calculated, acceptable risk.
The needs of the greedy outweigh the needs of the needy. It fucking, straight up sucks. Let me tell you what I was thinking…
The surgery to repair my aortic aneurysms (both of them, it turns out) cost in excess of $64,000. Medicare picked up damned near all of this cost except about $500 – I can live with that. But, what crossed my mind was wondering just how good of a job the doctor would have done if I didn’t have any insurance? His Oath would have compelled him to save my life… but, shit, how many times have you heard the horror stories about how people who have zero insurance never seem to get the kind of care that the paying customers get?
And now the Supreme Court has put 15,000,000 Americans at the risk of not receiving the correct and proper care… because Medicaid, the state-run deal, was, in the original ACA, supposed to pick up the folks who couldn’t afford to buy credits (or whatever the fuck they’re calling them).
What further fucks me up is that President Obama’s gonna get blamed for this when, in fact, the Supreme Court made this stipulation. What fucks me up even more is that Romney is going to have to use executive privilege to repeal the ACA as amended (because he thinks it sucks because a Democrat tossed it out there)… but then he’s gonna have to come up with a plan of his own should he become president… and then the Supreme Court will do something else that’ll fuck poor people dead in their unhealthy asses because there’s nothing saying that Republicans have a better idea other than, maybe their version of, “Fuck the poor!” and the Democrats, sworn enemy of Republicans, will do what they feel they’re born to do and that’s challenge anything that a Republican will put on the table.
Either way, the poor will be fucked so a “national healthcare” act is really anything but because if all Americans are not going to be covered under some segment of the plan, what fucking good is it? It’s more of the same shit that has, ultimately, become our undoing; if you ain’t got it like that, it sucks to be you – we stopped giving a fuck about each other as citizens so, yeah, if you can afford to buy into this revised ACA, good for you; if you can’t, well, don’t get sick any time soon.
I tend to agree with a point or two in the article: The states will have to pay for the care of those who can’t afford it anyway… so why not let Medicaid do what it’s supposed to be doing as part of the ACA?
This is a dumb decision by the Court. Yes, they needed to look at the issue – that’s what they’re there for… but is their decision really the best for all Americans? This blogger doesn’t think so; the needs of the many have been served and to hell with the needs of the few.
Or the one.