Obama Care: A Curse or a Blessing??
I was visiting my grandparents the other day. We were just sitting around talking about what had been happening in each other’s lives. My grandmother was telling me all the local gossip and my grandfather was interrupting her every minute trying to tell her story for her. When the conversation turned to politics and how they were so very excited that President Obama had been re-elected. During this conversation they told me about how much he had helped them during the last term with Medicare. How his policies had saved them tons of money and how the new health care bill was going to save them even more money. I just politely agreed and changed the subject. I really wanted to say something about it but it wasn’t worth arguing about with them.
So this subject has been weighing heavily on my mind. I don’t believe that Obama care (as it has been coined) will really help my grandparents all that much and it scares me. You see my grandparents have always been blue collar workers. They have worked hard for everything that they have. They didn’t work for any big companies for 20 or 30 years. They were small business owners and farmers. They were never able to put back a nest egg. My grandmother is Seventy one and my grandfather is 72. My grandfather has emphysema and borderlines on type two diabetes and is un-able to work. Therefore my grandmother gets up five days a week and goes to work for 8 hours to support herself and her husband. Every dollar my grandparents have comes from hard work and sacrifice. They have both paid into the government for years and years and they depend on Medicare to take care of them when they get sick. With this new health care bill there are conflicting stories about whether or not someone can be turned down due to their condition. Another words if someone is on the brink of death is it worth paying a doctor to keep them alive for another three months. Now there are not a group of people in Washington...
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