A Dexter cancer patient featured in a conservative group’s TV ad campaign denouncing her new health care coverage as “unaffordable” will save more than $1,000 this year.
Americans for Prosperity, Gentle readers…
Reblog this if a medical professional has ever treated you like shit or fucked up your diagnosis or was just generally wrong.
That was fun when that doctor’s office denied ever having prescribed an allergy medicine to me after it was taken off of the market 15 years ago.
Today’s misleading ad from the Koch brothers is just more evidence that even billions of dollars can’t buy integrity
But the President’s concession is still dangerous because it opens the door for Republicans to argue that people ought to be able to choose whatever health insurance policy they want — next year and beyond. Not only would this undermine the minimum standards in the Act. It would also enable healthier people to leave those who are sicker or with pre-existing health problems behind in the new federal system. The obvious result would be to drive up premiums and costs of the federal system so high it couldn’t be maintained. Remember: The Act requires insurance companies to take people with pre-existing conditions and bars them from dropping policies of people who become seriously ill. Republicans have never supported this. They apparently don’t give a damn about these people, and don’t want healthier and younger people to have to subsidize them. They prefer social Darwinism, survival of the fittest.