Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

Location: Delhi, N.Y., United States

The author and his webmaster, summer of 1965.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Patient Protection

Medicare is a single-payer system, which does a great job taking care of our elderly, and the people who were employed and working, but didn’t have the money to afford insurance and didn’t have an employer to help them.

Hillary Clinton has explained, that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was meant to try to fill the gap between people who were too poor and couldn’t put together any resources to afford health care, namely people on Medicaid.

Today, our country is at a record low for uninsured citizens of 8.6 percent.  Comprehensive healthcare has been talked about, since Teddy Roosevelt, and Democratic politicians are committed to getting it done. 

Hillary Clinton isn’t in favor of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act.  She wants it fixed, and has laid out a series of actions to get costs down.

After Obamacare became law 20 million people were able to get insurance who didn’t have it before.  Furthermore, 170 million of us who got health insurance through our employer received several important benefits.

Presently, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage because of a pre-existing condition.  There are no lifetime limits, which is important to those who have serious health problems.  Women can’t be charged more than men for health insurance.   And, if you’re under 26, and your parents have a policy, you can be on that policy until you reach 26 years of age.

Hillary wants to get costs down by provide additional help to small businesses so that they can afford to provide health insurance.  She believes that if Obamacare is repealed, as Trump has proposed, and politicians starts over again, all of those benefits described above will be lost for everybody, not just the people who get their health insurance on the exchange.


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