Steven Harper (stevenharper) wrote,
Steven Harper

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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