Reposted from War on Error by aigeanta
Editor's Note: I think it's about time for us to reconstitute a grassroots coalition in order to protect and extend Medicare to all people of this nation. Single payer is the only way to arrest the accelerating cost of insurance and ensure equal access to medical care for all. -- aigeanta
I am so angry my head might explode. You stupid pieces of crap in Congress. Why not just shoot us because we certainly can't afford health care anymore. You know what?
Like millions of others, I have been without health insurance for a very long time. The cost in my state is between $600-$800 a month in premiums. Yeah, like that's doable.
I can't get a decent job with decent benefits BECAUSE COMPANIES DON'T HIRE MY AGE GROUP! Why? It costs them too much in insurance premium hikes. With my whopping $681 Social Security I certainly can't afford the Health Exchange premiums, which will suck eggs in "Screw Low Income People Utah".
Too responsible to qualify for Medicaid because I paid off my home. If you own more than a couch, some pots and pans, and newer than a 1980 car you disqualify for Medicaid in Utah.
I've been hanging on, not doing anything where I might get injured, until I reach 65 in 2013 so I can get a complete complimentary check up which I can't afford to do now.
So, when I finally arrive at the MUCH ANTICIPATED ELIGIBILITY IN 2013, I won't be eligible. Really?
SCREW YOU ALL, you cheap, heartless, even murderous pieces of crap!
I'm so tired of the KISS THE ASSES OF THE RICH & POWERFUL politicians in DC and the States I might just implode before I EVER see a Medicare benefit.
Is that the plan? Are you hoping we will die from lack of medical care. If so,
OUR BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS you pompous, ignorant, rock-hearted jerks!
Details in this Report
From the Kaiser Foundation Report:
RAISING THE AGE OF MEDICARE ELIGIBILITY:
A Fresh Look Following Implementation of Health Reform (below the fold)
Also, this diary inspired the writing of the this diary:
IT'S JUST A BAD IDEA written today by Horace Boothroyd III
"From the black hole of the stupidest of the stupid ideas we now have this:
Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Tom Coburn(R-Okla.) acknowledged that there's something in their Medicare plan for just about everyone to dislike. But they say it's necessary to bring the program under control.
"Nobody's going to like this plan. We understand that," Coburn said at a press conference Tuesday as he and Lieberman rolled out their proposal."
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DIARY. For a bit more history and absurdity from Stupid Congress.