Oct 24 2013

 

 

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"Stop bickering and complaining about technical glitches. Maybe it could have been done a little better but hell, at least you aren't getting some person on the phone who has no medical training saying you have to go home after your surgery and then almost die because of that decision."

-David Mixner

As someone who has over the last five years had to navigate, beg, cry and give up at times with insurance companies, it amazes me that the everyone is in a panic about the glitches in the unfolding of the Affordable Care Act.

No one is talking about the horrible system that has been in place over the last years where you would pay all your life to a company and then be denied coverage on a technicality No one is now talking about how you couldn't switch providers or even move to a better job in another state because of a pre-existing condition. No one is talking about the long waits on phones to talk to a real person in the insurance industry. Everyone is silent about finally reaching someone who has no medical training who tells you they won't cover an operation that you urgently need.

Those moments are worth discussing. It has been a nightmare dealing with insurance companies.

Trust me, as a consumer I know, the new healthcare act is a gift from God given my experience with insurance companies over the last five years. My guess if you ask any one with a serious illness they would tell you horror story after horror story about their experiences.

There is no question there are 'glitches' in the technical unfolding of Obamacare.

So f**king what!!!

Remember this is the biggest new government program to take care of people since the 1960's and Medicare. It involves millions of desperate people attempting to understand, access and enroll in it all at the same time. Of course the system is going to be strained and of course it might take a couple of months to get it just right. Hell, even United Airlines was having computer problems and offering something like one dollar tickets the other day after years with their system.

Already a half million people and thousands more each day have health insurance who didn't before the passage of the act. That is astounding. By the end of the year it will be well over a million and I am willing to bet by the end of next year it will be in the millions as Americans understand the law and finally have access to healthcare.

Finally, people with pre-existing conditions such as HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer can obtain coverage. Those of us who have health issues no longer are held captive by our companies and can feel free to move anywhere to pursue our dreams.

Stop bickering and complaining about technical glitches. Maybe it could have been done a little better but hell, at least you aren't getting some person on the phone who has no medical training saying you have to go home after your surgery and then almost die because of that decision.

All I have to say to our President is a big shouted "THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT!!!!!