Steven Harper (stevenharper) wrote,
Steven Harper
stevenharper

There ain't no doctor that can cure my disease

This is probably as political as I'm ever going to get, so you've been warned. I don't hesitate to acknowledge there are many, many people more knowledgeable about these sorts of things than I am, so you've been warned.

I've been reading about the possible impending repeal of the Affordable Care Act. I am fortunate enough to have health insurance that doesn't come from it, so I likely won't be affected, but something that happened to me could be much worse for others. I refilled one of my prescriptions yesterday, and I got a message from the pharmacy that my insurance wasn't covering it. Therefore, instead of the $6 I normally pay, I'd be on the hook for $835. Fortunately, it was only a clerical error and things were cleared up, but I couldn't help but think of the people who actually would have to pay that much for one of their prescriptions every month. Who can do that? Nobody I know.

I don't see how anyone could consciously be against a program to help people in such dire straits. Unfortunately, there are lots of things that have been happening recently that I can't understand. It boggles my mind.
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