Perhaps the Left-Wing might want to pay attention . . . but if they don’t, well, fuck it!!! I’m outta there anyway!!! If you’re interested, read on …

POSTED ON FACEBOOK ON 01/18/2017:
A follow-up to my posting regarding Obamacare. Read below first:
 
“Something about this anonymous complaint doesn’t pass the smell test…There is a chance this may be a problem of psychiatric origin, but that can be ruled out because a psychotherapist should know.”
 
“People who post via untraceable screen names get no props from me. Who are you?”
 
“This is a spoof. Has to be. Like the YouTube of Spielberg announcing that Daniel Day Lewis will play Obama in his upcoming movie “Obama.”
 
“OK, I apologize. 😉 You have an insurance problem. Welcome to the club. Everyone has their horror stories.”
 
“This is a Blue Cross problem, not an ACA problem, and you can’t expect government agencies to be of any help in solving it.”
 
These are responses to an email that I sent to “The Healthcare Blog” in desperation, looking for help (see http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2014/01/12/i-have-insurance-but-i-cant-use-it-what-am-i-supposed-to-do-now/). When my email was posted publicly, those were some of the more egregious responses (to be fair to some of these individuals, they did apologize when confronted but their immediate gut reactions were quite hurtful, initially unsympathetic and ultimately not helpful). Also, note that the post went up WITHOUT my knowledge. I was sending the email to the bloggers asking for help. They assumed, I guess, that I wanted it posted. This posting, if one does a google search regarding loss of doctors in 2014 due to the ACA, has clearly been viewed a fair amount of times as it comes up on the first page of a search with the terms “lost all of my doctors” and/or “Obamacare 2014” and/or “don’t know what to do.”
 
One of the commentators made a very smart comment that’s worth noting:
 
“The ACA’s purpose was to legislate a bunch of uninsured people into the waiting clutches of the insurance industry – subsidies or not.”
 
These comments capture the flavor of the responses from the left wing to my problem in New York City. There was no empathy or support. The response was despicable, and as I’ve said before, I left the party. Given recent events, it doesn’t look like I’ll be returning anytime soon.

3 thoughts on “Perhaps the Left-Wing might want to pay attention . . . but if they don’t, well, fuck it!!! I’m outta there anyway!!! If you’re interested, read on …

  1. I found this a particularly nonsensical criticism of your post:

    “This is a Blue Cross problem, not an ACA problem, and you can’t expect government agencies to be of any help in solving it.”

    The assumption in this criticism seems to be that if the origin of a problem is the private market, then government agencies can’t be expected to do anything to solve it. But if that were the case, the ACA would have literally no point at all, since it was designed to solve problems in the private market. The comment is a very clear example of the ACA’s supporters not being able to gets their story straight about what they wants to do about health care. Do they want to supplement the private market or do they want to supplant it altogether?

    1. Beyond that, the policy was actually purchased THROUGH the New York State Health Department so while it may be a private policy, it was the government that facilitated the sale, and the government that created the marketplace to begin with! So, yes, that was utter nonsense.

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