Friday, March 10, 2017

Repeal and Die

Those of you who are cheering the repeal of the ACA (Affordable Care Act, aka: Obamacare) are missing a critical point. The ACA prohibited insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions (i.e. cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) Now, with "Trumpcare", those insurance companies (including mine) are no longer required to cover you. If you have such a medical condition, your insurance company can deny you coverage – OR - they can charge you whatever they want to. They can charge you 10 times what you pay now.

How many of you can afford to pay ten times your current costs for medical care and insurance? Not me. What that means is that anyone with a pre-existing condition will NO LONGER be covered. How many of us will die because we cannot afford to pay $8-15,000 A YEAR for insurance premiums?

Make no mistake: Trumpcare does NOT take care of you. Unless, that is, you are rich. Trumpcare is plain and simply a tax cut for rich people. Period. Thanks Trump voters – this is what you did to us.

Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. His books include: 'Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories', 'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories', 'A Sports Junkie', 'The Avery Appointment', 'Between the Fuzzy Parts'. His books are available in paperback and e-book.

He also writes about sports for Season Tickets, food and travel on Miles & Meals, and music/guitars on The Backbeat.

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